Monthly Round Up – October

Here we are at the end of October, 10 months though 2017 already, it’s crazy how fast this year is passing by! Here’s my bookish October update!

Books Purchased

  • La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  • Noughts + Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
  • Checkmate by Malorie Blackman
  • Double Cross by Malorie Blackman

I was reasonably good this month with buying books, I HAD to get the special edition of La Belle Sauvage and I don’t regret it at all! I already had the first three books in the Noughts and Crosses series but when I saw a set of all four for £6 I grabbed them, I like the multi coloured covers and now I’ll have a full matching set. I did buy a few other books but they’re for Christmas presents so they totally don’t count…

Books Received

From NetGalley

  • Now You See Me
  • Rules of Rain
  • Dying Breath
  • The Wicked Cometh
  • In a Cottage, In a Wood
  • Need to Know
  • Don’t Tell A Soul
  • All The Wrong Chords
  • Dying Day
  • How Do You Like Me Now
  • Renegades

I also received a copy of The Confession from Quercus and The Things We Learn When We’re Dead from the author Charlie Laidlaw.

I also received a copy of Into the Valley which I won in a Goodreads giveaway, and Editing Emma which I won in a giveaway as part of the SundayYA twitter chat.

Books Reviewed

This month I’ve posted the following reviews – Click on any of the titles

Discussions Started

For the Book Blog Discussion challenge I’ve started the following discussions – Click through and join in!

Fan Fiction – Love It or Hate It?

Challenge Progress

I’m also keeping track of all my reading challenges –

Goodreads Challenge: 68/50

The total number of books read is still going up, but not at quite the same pace as before!

British Books Challenge 2017: 42/12

I really need to vary my reading a little bit! Admittedly there are a huge number of extremely talented British authors but I probably should find some authors from outside Britain, Ireland and the US

2017 Cloak and Dagger Challenge: 38/15

Still reading plenty of crime! Another thing I should probably branch out from!

2017 New Release Challenge: 52/30

I love the fact I’ve already read enough new books to have read one a week for the year. It does mean I have a backlog of older books beginning to stack up

2017 New To Me Challenge: 51/12

Lots of new authors, and series have been read this year!

2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge: 46/25

And this is the reason I have so many new releases read, my ratio is still shockingly low though because I keep seeing other things and clicking request…

2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Posts: 19

Including my latest on fan fiction!

I’ll be sharing my November TBR tomorrow!


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