So it hasn’t been a bad month, both book wise and blog wise I’ve been faring well. I mean when has it occurred that I actually posted 5 times during a month? Without fail on a Saturday (and one extra post on a Sunday) – the answer to that one is never, which is the main reason why I’m so unbelievably proud.
So here’s a brief summary of my month in books!
I managed to review:
- An ARC edition of All The Rage by Courtney Summers courtesy of Netgalley
- Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
- The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier
- An ARC edition of These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly courtesy of Netgalley
- And ARCs of the two first installments in the Sky Ghosts Series by Alexandra Engellmann courtesy of the author herself!
(Despite my better judgement) I bought:
- A signed edition of The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This list would have been larger had I not improved my resolve and self control when allowed to enter the literal heaven that is Waterstones…
- The Letter by Kathryn Hughes courtesy of Headline Publishing
- Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith also courtesy of Headline Publishing
- A banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George courtesy of Hodder & Stoughton
I was incredibly lucky to have received these through Bookbridgr which for those of you who are not yet aware is a platform for UK and ROI book bloggers of all genres to share their reviews, with opportunities to receive great titles such as the ones mentioned above – I’ve loved every second of it thus far and have now begun reading Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (NOTICE THE OXFORD COMMA! Smith had me before the book even started) which I will be hoping to review sometime next month!
I was also lucky to receive quite a few Netgalleys such as:
Some of those being books I’ve been really looking forward to getting my hands on so it’s incredible to have that opportunity!
October has also been somewhat a good month for my social skills too! I’ve gotten in touch with so many amazing people from the book-blogging community it’s been sort of surreal considering my social skills being somewhat equivalent to those of a turtle…
When it comes to my bookish goals for November I can’t really say much at this particular moment in time as I’m pretty sure my productivity will be lower due to mock exams coming up and having to start revision (hopefully sooner than the night before as I’m trying to follow my own tips).
I hope to be able to keep this whole posting on a Saturday thing going, even if it is only a quick thoughts type of review (most of which I’m pretty sure I will later expand on if I feel the need) or an update to say I’m alive – I will try my absolute best to continue posting as usual.
Have you read any of the books above? Or perhaps want to recommend any of your October reads – drop me a comment below 🙂
Happy Halloween Everyone!
“Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”