Thursday, November 01, 2018

Month in Review: October 2018

Happy November!!! It's been a crazy month...we finally moved into our new house and while I am so happy to be out of our temporary housing situation, and I inundated with boxes! I am slowly taking my time unpacking and setting up my new digs. I am thrilled to finally be reunited with all my books :) Having them in storage for the past 5+ months was hard. I did take some with me, but of course, it was hard to know what I was going to want to read, and we had no idea how long we were going to be waiting til we got into our new place. It will take a while for me to get them out of boxes and onto bookshelves...and I think we will be building a new bookshelf in the living room - we definitely have need for it!

Reading Stats:  
  • Read this month: 15
  • Year to date: 171

Books Read:
  1. When the Men Are Gone -- Marjorie Herrera Lewis ****
  2. Her Final Hour -- Carla Kovach (e-book) ****
  3. The Clockmaker's Daughter -- Kate Morton *****
  4. Deranged -- T.R. Ragan (audio book) ****
  5. Winter in Paradise -- Elin Hilderbrand (audio book) ****
  6. The Midnight Witness -- Sara Blaedel ****
  7. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter -- Hazel Gaynor *****
  8. Go to My Grave -- Catriona McPherson *****
  9. Marilla of Green Gables -- Sarah McCoy *****
  10. Absolute Proof -- Peter James ****
  11. 15th Affair -- James Patterson ****
  12. The Trial (Bookshots) -- James Patterson ***
  13. River Bodies -- Karen Katchur ****
  14. 16th Seduction -- James Patterson ***
  15. The Spite Game -- Anna Snoekstra ****
Favorite Books of October: 
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
  • Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Update #UnReadShelfProject2018:

*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of October: 207
  • Books read in October (that count): 3
  • Books bought/received as gift in October: 0 (and I already read both of them!)
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of October: 204
 YTD Stats:
  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 260
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 20
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 10 (and I already read 4 of them!!!)
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 43
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of October: 204


*Kathyrn over at The Book Date has created a Month in Review meme for those who put together these monthly posts. From now on, I'll be linking my post up each month...Thanks Kathryn for putting this meme together!!!



  1. wow, fantastic! so glad you really enjoyed the latest Morton, I'm going then to see your review. I should be done with the book today. My own post is here:

  2. Good to see two books I want to read in your best reads of October. Must be exciting moving into your new house, but moving is such exhausting work too. Yes to the new bookcase I am sure! I am having one built for my sitting room, the room is small but I don't care, I need the shelves!


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