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Wait, there are only two months left of 2015?! Seriously, where did all that time go? When I saw the Christmas decoration being piled up already the other day, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes… On the positive side, it almost means the Summer months are right around the corner here in Argentina. 😀 October has been quite busy, but I still have been able to finish 20 books. Not bad at all! I also started my own food blog Easy Peasy Delicious Food, where I will be sharing some of my recipes. I have been trying to eat more healthy (and not just because of a diet 😉 ) and I’m currently experienting with a lot of vegetarian dishes (although I could never give up meat!). I made chickpea and lentil hamburgers the other day and they were delicious! 😀

  • Number of books read in October: 20
  • Total number of books read this year: 159
  • Total number of pages read in October: 6.224
  • Total number of pages read this year: 52.372

Thirteen out of twenty titles received above a 3 star rating so October wasn’t a bad reading month. A few were slightly disappointing, but in general I really enjoyed them! Below a list of the books I’ve read; four reviews haven’t been published yet and will be published soon. Here we go!

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4.5 STARS: This one was almost perfect. Surely fantastic! 
Firebolt – by Adrienne Woods // Anna Dressed In Blood – by Kendare Blake // The Murder Complex – by Lindsay Cummings // The Fear Trials – by Lindsay Cummings

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4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!
Asylum – by Madeleine Roux // Through The Woods – by Emily Carroll // The Time Keeper – by Mitch Albom // The Night She Disappeared – by April Henry // The Night Circus – by Erin Morgenstern // The Girl Of Fire And Thorns – by Rae Carson // Ochoco Reach – by Jim Stewart

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3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!
On The Jellicoe Road – by Melina Marchetta

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3 STARS: It was a nice read, but not fantastic. 
An Abundance Of Katherines – by John Green // I Am Not A Serial Killer – by Dan Wells // And The Mountains Echoed – by Khaled Hosseini // Vanishing Girls – by Lauren Oliver

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2.5 STARS: I give this one the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting. 
The Kill Order – by James Dashner // My Name Is Memory –  by Ann Brashares // The Paper Magician – by Charlie N. Holmberg // The Infinite Sea – by Rick Yancey

This year I’m doing things slightly different and I’m including an update for the different challenges I’m participating in as well. That way I won’t be having a dozen update posts wandering around. This month I was able to make progress with my last two pending challenges after finally finishing my two TBR pile challenges! 😀

# CHALLENGES #

bookishbingoprogressGoodreads Reading Challenge: FINISHED!! (60/60)
Updated Goodreads Reading Challenge: FINISHED!! (90/90)
Yet Again Updated Goodreads Reading Challenge: FINISHED!! (120/120)
The Official 2015 TBR Pile Challenge: FINISHED!!
Dusting Of The Shelf Reading Challenge: FINISHED!!
Bookish Bingo 2015: 42/45
2015 When Are You Reading? Challenge10/12
Reading Through The Centuries Challenge: FINISHED!!
Bookish Bingo Ready For Spring: FINISHED!!

As far as the other reading and blogging goals go: no changes whatsover since last month. I’m a disaster, I know haha. I am determined to finish Outlander in November, so that will help me finish at least one… And hopefully I will have some time to finish old reviews as well. Fingers crossed!

# OTHER READING/BLOGGING GOALS #

  • Read at least 5 classics
  • Finish rereading the Harry Potter series 
  • Complete at least 5 series
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 150 books: 238/150
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages: 0/1 (highest amount: 796 pages)
  • Read at least 5 books in Spanish: 0/5
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Finish older reviews that haven’t been posted yet: 0/10
  • Update older reviews to new format: 18/32

Happy November and Happy Reading!