October : My Month in Covers

Posted On 30 October 2019

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Well, it’s Halloween and we all know what that means, pumpkins and scary movies – no! Well… maybe  Yet another month has reached an end and I don’t want to start a flat out panic but Christmas is less than two months away.  I’ve had a shockingly bad month in terms of blogging and reading and can only apologise to all the wonderful publishers for not getting to some of the fantastic books that I’d hoped to read and also to all you lovely bloggers who I didn’t have the chance to visit.  Unfortunately I was without wifi for a couple of weeks and whilst you might think this would make me have more time for reading and really help me to focus it instead pushed me into a kind of stupor.  I read little and became totally lethargic towards everything and to be even more honest, even now though I’ve got the internet back, fully restored, it’s almost a struggle to get back to myself again.  I think it’s probably because I feel hopelessly behind now after having felt that I was getting quite on top of things.  Still, enough about me.  Books!  I did manage to read 7 books (which includes my current read which I should complete by the end of the month.  I also read the first 30% of my fourth batch of books and posted feedback here – rolling forward three books for further investigation and I’ve started my fifth and final batch of books.  I’ll post my month in review tomorrow along with a much needed book review post.  So, here’s my month in covers:


September : My Month in Covers

Posted On 29 September 2019

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Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely September and made the most of the last of the summer.  October is nearly upon us – I do love this time of year, the cooler evenings, the changing leaves and the build up to Halloween with all sorts of spooky books to read. I’ve had a good month in terms of reading and read 10 books, not as focused as last month but okay considering everything else that has been going on.  I do have some catching up with reviews but I’m hoping to press on with some of those today.  I’m pleased to say that I’m keeping to schedule with SPFBO and hope to have a feedback post in the next few days followed by a post outlining my next batch of books – only two more batches left.  So, here is my month in covers:


August : My Month in Covers

Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely August with lots of sunshine and socialising.  I’ve had a good month in terms of reading.  I’ve been a bit more focused and although I do have a few reviews yet to schedule I’m kind of on track so all good.  Plus I’ve provided my feedback on the second month of SPFBO books and chosen two books to read fully one already reviewed here and another review to follow tomorrow).  My next batch of books will be highlighted on Monday.  So, here is my month in covers:

July : My Month in Covers

Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely July and the weather has treated you gently.  I’ve had a slow sort of month in some respects.   Not many books this month as I’ve been too busy with other things.  Anyhow, feast your eyes on this months covers.  I’ve also included my SPFBO covers and my update is here for the first month of the competition.

And here are my SPFBO covers.  I’ve read at least the first 30% of all of these and chosen one book to read completely:

June : My Month in Review

Well everyone, that’s it the first half of 2019 has flown by – I can’t believe how quickly this year is going to be honest but I am having a good time so no complaints.  SPFBO5 starts tomorrow and I will post my first six books then, the cover competition is already underway and my choices are here. and what a tough decision that was.  I’ve included my weekly wrap up in today’s post and also my month in covers which I usually post separately.

My weekly wrap up : 2 books read:

  1. Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
  2. Queenslayer by Sebstien deCastell

I also started Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa which, so far so good. And I’ve managed to catch up with some reviews.

My next reads:

  1. Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
  2. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
  3. The Toll by Cherie Priest

My month in review:

Books read:  this month = 9

  1. Queenslayer by Sebastien DeCastell
  2. Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
  3. The Fall by Tracy Townsend
  4. Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence
  5. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  6. The Corset by Laura Purcell
  7. The Whisper Man by Alex North
  8. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  9. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

My month in covers:

Total No. of Books for first half of 2019: 57

Backlist books

  1. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs


Unfinished series completed:

None this month

Books Bought: 

None this momth

Audio Books Bought:

  1. Beautiful by Juliet Marilier


Review Books:

I think I’ve shown a good deal more restraint this month than last:

  1. Missing Person by Sarah Lotz
  2. The Girl with No Face by MH Boroson
  3. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
  4. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  5. Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein
  6. The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Cover compare:

I actually like both covers – I really like the long spindly yellow coloured trees but I think the creepy headless horse is probably my favourite – wonder what it all signifies?

Which is your favourite?

Hope you’ve all had a good month.

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