Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BOOK CHAT: October 2017 in Review

We are half-way through November, so I guess I better get October wrapped up!  Before I know it, November will be here and gone too!

The TOP POST for the month in both hits and comments was I SPY:  Jamie Ford.  Though my post BOOK CHAT:  September 2017 in Review did tie in comments, I'm going to just rule the Ford post as the winner in the month of October!

The TOP PIC for the month was my readathon stack.  No surprise there!  Readathon pics do tend to get a bit more traffic.

Thanks to the readathon(s) I participated in, I had a pretty decent month for reading.  I'm hoping that I still have a couple of good months in me to reach my Goodreads goal, but we will see.  Here's the full list of BOOKS READ in October:
  1. Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
  2. Quiet by Susan Cain
  3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  4. March:  Book One by John Lewis
  5. March:  Book Two by John Lewis
  6. March:  Book Three by John Lewis
  7. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Of all those books, I have to say that the March series by John Lewis was my FAVORITE READ for the month.  I can't really separate those and narrow it down to just one book because I really view them as one.  The whole series was a truly powerful read, and is one that I will recommend over and over and over again.

NOVEMBER has already been a crazy month.  For those who may have missed it, I was volunteered to coach my daughter's basketball team ... on top of all the other activities for my kids!  I'm having a blast doing it, but boy is my schedule full.  I am feeling better about the very possibility that I will not have a working oven on Thanksgiving.  My husband and I have come up with a backup menu that will not involve an oven.  Now, I just need to get a bit more sleep, and I will be set to make it through the rest of this month.  Thankfully, I have a bit of extra time next week when I have a long weekend for the holiday.  I also hope that the extra time will translate to some extra time for reading and writing, so let's keep our fingers crossed that I am back soon here on the blog!

How was your October?  Are you currently reading any great books that you would recommend?


  1. I love your read-a-thon stack picture. And I’m glad you managed to read so much with your crazy schedule. Have a fun holiday, oven or no.

    1. Jenny ... Thank you! I'm going to make another stack for the Thanksgiving weekend. I hope to get in lots more reading and relaxing!


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