Month In Review: October 2016

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I can’t believe there are only two months left of 2016! Time is seriously going by way too fast… The only good thing is that it means the summer months will be closer, because the weather so far has been pretty bad this spring. Which kind of sucks, because we’ve been trying to revamp the backyard and with all the rain things are going pretty slow. Reading was pretty good in October though, and I managed to read 17 books.聽I didn’t get to read that many Halloween themed books because I had a lot of pending ARCs, but it could have been a lot worse haha. I’m keeping my fingers crossed November will bring lots of nice weather days and also free time to read! 馃槈

  • Number of books read in October: 17
  • Total number of books read this year:聽160 (+1 reread)
  • Total number of pages read in October: 5.554
  • Total number of pages read this year:聽51.755

I had a pretty lucky month when it comes to ratings, with only six books with three stars or below and none of them that bad.聽I鈥檓 still quite behind with my reviews though鈥t’s nowhere as bad as last month, and I’m hoping I will be back on schedule some time before the end of this month.


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5 STARS: Absolutely and entirely mind blowing! I suggest you to pick up a copy聽now.
Tow-Truck Pluck – by Annie M.G. Schmidt

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4.5 STARS:聽This one was almost聽perfect. Surely fantastic!聽
The Bitter Side Of Sweet – by Tara Sullivan // The Best Friend – by Shalini Boland聽// The Good Sisters – by Helen Phifer

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4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown – by Holly Black // Faithful – by Alice Hoffman // Worth Killing For – by Ed James // Bad Girls Don’t Die – by Katie Alender // Sanctum – by Madeleine Roux

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3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!
Who We Were Before – by Leah Mercer // Dark Water – by Robery Bryndza

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3 STARS: It was a nice read, but not fantastic.聽
Safe With Me – by K.L. Slater // Empire Of Storms – by Sarah J. Maas // The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer – by Mark Twain // The Scholl Case – by Anja Reich-Osang // Love You To Death – by Caroline Mitchell

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2.5 STARS:I give this one聽the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting.聽
Ivy Feckett Is Looking For Love – by Jay Spencer Green


In 2016聽I initially decided to join in total four yearly challenges. And while I鈥檓 almost done with the other challenges (finished the updated Goodreads challenge, yay! 馃榾 ),聽I鈥檓 starting to get really behind with the Reading Through The Centuries Challenge. Oops! I really need to聽work on this soon

# CHALLENGES #

As for my other blogging goals鈥asically, yet again almost no progress whatsoever besides the fact that I have decided to not finish or update my older reviews. I can’t seem to remember too much about the books I’ve read three years ago in the first place and it doesn’t make sense聽writing reviews that way. I’m hoping to cross off at least two goals by the end of November, although I already know that won’t be the TBR pile or 5km running challenge haha.

# OTHER READING/BLOGGING GOALS #

  • Read at least 5 classics(rereads don鈥檛 count): 4/5
  • Complete at least 5聽series聽(rereads don鈥檛 count): 3/5 (the murder complex/never never/veronica mars)
  • Reread at least 3 books: 2/3 (red queen, harry potter y la piedra filosofal)
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 200聽books: 290/200
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages
  • Read at least 5 books in Spanish: 2/5
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Finish older reviews that haven鈥檛 been posted yet
  • Update older reviews to new format
  • Reach 5km running!聽2300m/5000m

Happy November聽and Happy Reading!

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