Month in Review

Reading Month in Review for October

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Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others’ posts.

Total books read this month:  17

And all worth reading!

New to me authors:

Emily Madden
Veronica Henry
Louise Miller
Karen Schaler
Fleur Beale
Joanna Nell

Reading Challenge Update:

No challenges completed this month, although have furthered along my audio book challenge, but to complete would need to listen to 5 more. Maybe, maybe not.

To complete other challenges will need to read:

  • a book into a movie
  • non fiction hobby book (underway)
  • book to improve life      (underway)
  • a reread
  • a book with more than 500 pages
  • a banned book
  • a travelogue

Reading Club Update:

I read The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden for the Rachael Johns’ online book club, and… missed the live Facebook discussion but saw part of it later and some of the discussion. Mixed my days up, but… I  not that worried. November’s book is to be Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. I don’t have a copy and looks like the library one might be a long way away!

I enjoyed The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Village by Joanna Nell and the guided discussion and comments into it from Joanna Nell added to it. The Books With Heart online book club run by Hachette Australia has not announced the November book which to my mind is too slow!

Outside Reading Highlights

I always love our October book fair run by the local Lions’ clubs, an excellent way to give and buy books! I must do a post soon on the books I bought.

I got my vegie garden up and running, potatoes and pumpkins are up and so are the beans and just beginning to beat the snails. I have my tomatoes in two pots under shelter still.

In the last days of October I worked some more on my bookshelf quilt and have to decided to “thread paint” (free motion quilt) on the names of authors I love. So that when I look at it, it makes me remember authors who have given me many happy reading hours. I will have some childhood ones, some I’ve loved for a long time, and some I have “found” in the last ten years.

I have put two of those on from the last ten years as a trial and found I liked it, it will take quite awhile to get them all on but while I do it I remember the many happy hours of reading these authors gave me.

shelf of quilt

Top Books for October

Main Reading Goals for November

This month I want to fit in some rereads. Books I know I love and have forgotten. My aim is about 3 – 4. Incoming library books might interfere with that!

Incoming Books during October


Library Books

From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Audio Books Purchased with Credits.


29 thoughts on “Reading Month in Review for October”

  1. ha ha – I was so excited that I read 10 books in October…I don’t know how you fit so many in! That’s great – looks like some good books & nice variety for you. I really want to read Beartown.

    Thanks for hosting the link-up – hope you are enjoying your November books!


    P.S. Your quilt looks amazing!

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  2. You read tons and tons. I am surprised that I only read one of the books you read. It just seems as though we have a lot more in common with books! Your quilt is so beautiful! You do lovely work. My last two quilts were quilted by an Amish quilter and her daughters. I made the tops and handed them over to her…I cherish their work!

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  3. So glad to hear all the books you picked up this month were enjoyable. Lovely quilt! I love the idea of a bookshelf quilt so much. I’d love to do a couple of rereads before the end of the year as well. Hope we both get a chance to pick up some favorites. Happy November!


    1. I love it when I have a reading month that I like all the books. It is fun sifting through authors names, at the moment I am working on childhood authors – not many of them, and some I didn’t even know the names of until I looked them up using the remembered title of the book.


    1. I hardly ever read in bed now, but the idea of it is great. I think this quilt will go on the wall above my bed hopefully. I just have a light cotton batting inside it.


  4. Wow, amazing month for you, Kathryn! I have a Louise Miller book on my kindle. Hoping to move it up the list this winter. Will add the Cathy Lamb title to my GR tbr list.


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