Thursday, October 31, 2019

Month in Review: October 2019

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Posting this a slight bit early as I'm off to Bouchercon this morning...and I am so excited!!! It was another great month of reading. I don't know about you, but this year has been filled with amazing reads :)

  Reading Stats: 

  • Read this month: 21
  • Year to date: 183

Books Read: 

  1. 29 Seconds -- T.M. Logan
  2. The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs -- Katherine Howe
  3. What Happens in Paradise -- Elin Hilderbrand (audio book)
  4. One Night Gone -- Tara Laskowski
  5. The Patient -- Steena Holmes (audio book)
  6. The Chestnut Man -- Soren Sveistrup
  7. Ribbons of Scarlet -- Kate Quinn
  8. Christmas Shopaholic --Sophie Kinsella (e-book)
  9. Before We Were Yours -- Lisa Wingate
  10. Beautiful on the Outside -- Adam Rippon (print/audio book)
  11. The Poison Garden -- A.J. Banner (audio book)
  12. Strangers at the Gate -- Catriona McPherson
  13. If I Could Only Tell You -- Hannah Beckerman
  14. The Sleepover -- Carol Wyer (e-book)
  15. Double Blind -- Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen
  16. A Cosmology of Monsters -- Shaun Hamill
  17. It Takes One -- Kate Kessler
  18. The Rabbit Hunter -- Lars Kepler
  19. Vendetta -- Iris Johansen
  20. Cilka's Journey - Heather Morris (print/audio book)
  21. The Vanishing Season -- Joanna Schaffhausen (e-book)
Favorite Books of October: 

  • The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
  • A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
  • The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler

I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


*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: 180
  • Books read in October (that count): 2
  • Books bought/received as gift in October: 0
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of October: 178
 YTD Stats: 

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 28
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 39
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 19
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of October: 178


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
    • Book read: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry 
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
    • Book read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
    • Book read: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
    • Book read: The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
    • Book read: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
    • Book read: It Takes One by Kate Kessler (series: Audrey Hart, book 1)
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title


  1. Wow! You had an incredible reading month, Kristin!

  2. Wow that's a lot of books! I've read The Huntress by Kate Quinn and liked it a lot.

  3. You did a great job! Love the way you keep track of your unread books. I have a BUUUNNNNCCHHH but such a hard time getting rid of it if I haven't read it yet!

  4. I love a novel with twists and turns and a lot of suspense. I am a mystery author and getting reviews was difficult. helped me a lot !


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