October : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 October 2019

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Happy Halloween to those of you who enjoy this time of the year.  Today I’m not going to go over all my already well documented complaints about the month.  I’ve managed to  complete 7 books.  I’ve also read my fourth batch of SPFBO books.  This month is much quieter in terms of review books which is great because I have to catch up with a number that I intended to read during October.  I am catching up with reviews which is good and hopefully November will be a good month.  Anyway, here’s my month in review:

Books read:  this month = 7

  1. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
  2. Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood
  3. Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw
  4. From the Shadows of the Owl Queen’s Court by Benedict Patrick
  5. Grave Importance by Vivian Shaw
  6. Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein
  7. The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher

My month in covers (here) was published yesterday.

Backlist books


Unfinished series completed:

The Greta Helsing series – which I’ve loved and will be reviewing all three shortly.  If you love quirky, fun, exciting, different urban fantasy – this is the way to go.

Books Bought: 


Audio Books Bought:

I used three of my credits this month:

  1. God of Gnomes by Demi Harper
  2. King of Assassins by RJ Barker
  3. The Land you Never Leave by Angus Watson

Review Books:

I’ve added a few books to my shelves this month that I’m very excited for.  I’ve copied links so you can check them out and the covers are posted below :

  1. The Deep by Alma Katsu
  2. The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer
  3. The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood
  4. Dispel Illusion by Mark Lawrence
  5. The Woods by Vanessa Savage
  6. The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson
  7. The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
  8. The Other People by CJ Tudor
  9. The Glass Hotel  by Emily St John Mandel
  10. Where Gods Fear to go by Angus Watson
  11. Crownbreaker by Sebastien de Castell

Cover compare:

These two covers are so different – I love the second cover – it matches all the covers I’ve seen for the earlier books and I just love them.

In terms of SPFBO – I’ve now started reading my fifth and final batch of books which I’m hoping to read and post feedback on fairly quickly so as to leave my self some time to finish reading and announce semi finalists.  Nearly there now :D.

I have a few reviews to catch up with and also catching up with everyone’s blogs but I think I’m getting back on track.

Hope you’ve all had a good month.


12 Responses to “October : My Month in Review”

  1. sjhigbee

    You may not have read quite as many books as you’d have like, but your judging duties must have got in the way of completing as many books as usual, now you are approaching the last lap. And you have a lovely haul of books – especially Crownbreaker! Like you, I LOVE that second cover:))

    I hope November is a great reading and reviewing month for you, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Sarah – the judging definitely gives me extra reading and I’ve had such a good batch that I want to read virtually all of them! Which is not really possible.
      I hope you have a lovely November.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Thank you, Lynn and I hope you have a great November, too! It certainly looks like you have some great books lined up:))

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I hadn’t realized you hadn’t finished the Wounded Kingdom trilogy – wow, you’re in for a treat. The ending is killer 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      And I have that in audio – did you listen to that one? Wondering what the audio is like (although I’ll find out soon enough).
      Lynn 😀

  3. evelynreads1

    I hopw you had a great month!


  4. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I hope November will be a better month for you and you look like you have some new exciting books to help get your mojo back. 🙂

  5. waytoofantasy

    7 books is still a great job. Really hope November is an improvement for you with everything else. ❤

    • @lynnsbooks

      So far it’s much improved. Still a little behind. It takes a while to catch up with everything I suppose.
      Lynn 😀

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