Reading Wrap-Up for October 2017

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It’s November, I don’t know how it happened but we are now officially on the slippery slope to Christmas and another New Year.

October kicked my butt and I ended up ridiculously behind. I did a good run up to the end and caught up on my reviews but there is still one book I haven’t quite finished.


School is back, and I even have occasional care for Master 3 one day a fortnight. This should allow for more work time but it just didn’t seem to happen this month. We have started pre-entry visits for kindy which is a little sad, and super exciting. It also means I lose an afternoon.

The best thing about October though was my weekend escape to my childhood home to surprise my mum and celebrate her birthday; just me and the baby. Reading went well, reviewing didn’t get a thought.

Total Books I read in October: 5
5 Female authors/ 0 Male author
5 Fiction novels
5 print/ 0 digital
Books in  series: 1
5 stars on Goodreads: 4
4 stars on Goodreads: 1
Books that qualify for AWW2017: 5
Books for B&L Book Club: 5

Book Club is going so well that everything I read at the moment is a book club read. Hopefully I will find more reading time in the coming weeks and I can play a little catch-up elsewhere. There is one October read left for book club, I am reading it at the moment and hope to have it done by the end of the week.

Picking a favourite book for October will be hard with those stars. I think Little Secrets, it was different and the suspense was fantastic. A Very Country Christmas was also a fabulous compendium of Australian authors, short and sweet.

Least favourite is one that speaks for itself  but I don’t actually want to label it because it was still a book that I really enjoyed.

Male authors are a little under represented because I’m working on my #AWW2017 total, I’m a lot closer to meeting that challenge than my Goodreads one.

Tonight I am so distracted, and I have an itchy eye, so I’m going to leave it here and go finish The Empress.

What have you read and loved in October?

And if you aren’t a member of the book club but would like to be head over and check it out: yoursay.beautyandlace.net

Happy Reading!

October books and their review links where live:
Come Rain or Shine
Little Secrets
War Flower
A Very Country Christmas
Force of Nature

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5 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up for October 2017

  1. How lovely that you got to visit your Mum for her birthday, Michelle. I can imagine her delight. I have no idea how November arrived either. As always, love reading your Wrap Up.

  2. The Empress. Well now this book was one that has taken me awhile to read, in fact I have re-read some of the pages, as I seemed to lose track with it. This is a book that I found very hard to put down, the story does go right through the pages, but if you do lose track, go back and read some, and it will then come to mind. I am looking at the local library to get the first book written by S J Kincaid…. This kind of reminds me of the star track and all that was involved when it first came out.. I admire the writer in being able to project the story the way she has done…

  3. The Empress book is science fiction you have to give it a good read or lose track what’s happening.
    I would recommend this book give it a good go.

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