Books,  Wrap-Up

October Monthly Wrap Up


So I ummed and ahhed about whether or not to start doing monthly wrap-ups on the blog but have eventually decided that in an effort to keep my blog more organised, to keep on top of challenges and to do a nice re-cap of the month for you all, that I would do them :-). Therefore, this post will be set out like my weekly highlights post, split into headings in an attempt to keep everything organised easily :D

Monthly Highlights

This month has absolutely flown by and I cannot believe that we’re so closed to November already. Before we know it, it’ll be December… then christmas… and then it will be 2014! Which is absolutely crazy to think about. Anyway… this month hasn’t been great for the blog. Once again I was incredibly busy off the blog and struggled to find the time and motivation to blog. However, I have done some good vlogging things and I am hoping that November may be a better month. But, I may still not have that many reviews going up but I will definitely have posts going up so that’s a start at least!

My top three favourite posts this month were;
Book Review; Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Book Review; Losing It by Cora Carmack
Book Review; The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

I joined Bookish Brits youtube channel this month and I have really enjoyed organising things for this channel and recording videos for it! Keep an eye out to see how it all flows out!

This month I went to a few bookish events, including going to the Bath Literary Festival, which was awesome! I have a few more events lined up in November as well that I’m really excited about!

I read nine and a half books this month! This is just a little over my average for the year and so I’m happy with that. I thought I wasn’t reading all that much at all but I managed to bring it back around which is awesome. I’m never going to manage to read 120 books this year, but that’s okay with me, I’ve still managed to read a lot!

Favourite Book

Deception This was a book that I devoured quickly because it was absolutely brilliant. It is the second book in the Defiance trilogy and it simply blew me away. I was drawn in by the words, got pulled in by the action and simply couldn’t find the will power to put this book down and do other things. It reminded me of how much I love C. J. Redwine and really appreciate her writing. She kept her characters incredibly realistic, really did a great job of depicting how we really feel during wars and just managed to keep me turning the page and wanting more. I am really looking forward to the final book in this series! Keep an eye on the Bookish Brits vlog channel for my dual review of this with Caroline!

Reading Challenges

A-Z Book Challenge; I didn’t read any new letters this month.
British Books Challenge; I read three books; The Windvale Sprites by Mackenzie Crook, The Savages by Matt Whyman, and Swordspell by C. J. Busby
Mystery/Crime Challenge; I read one book; Twinmaker by Sean Williams
TBR Pile Challenge; I read four books; Swordspell by C. J. Busby, The Savages by Matt Whyman, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Witches/Witchcraft Challenge; I read one book; Swordspell by C. J. Busby
Genre Variety Challenge; I read Adventure.

And that concludes my month!


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