Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October in Review - November Plans

I think fall is one of my favorite times of year to read. The cooler weather always makes me look forward to some mystery and thriller books, a cup of hot tea and a fluffy comforter and cat on my lap.
I finished the RIP X111 Challenge early and also manager to read more books in October than I planned (15).  Some of my favorite books were:

Here's what I finished:
  1. Unsheltered; Barbara Kingsolver (ARC) - 3.5/5 - Oct/2018
  2. The Trauma Cleaner; Sarah Krasnostein (memoir-library) - 2.5/5 - Oct/2018
  3. After Anna; Lisa Scottoline (audio) - 3/5 - Oct/2018
  4. Ten Horse Farm; Robert Sabuda - (personal copy) - 5/5 (Oct/2018)
  5. Sea Prayer; Khaled Hosseini - (library) - 3.5/5 (Oct/2018)
  6. Waking Up White; Debby Irving NF- (library) 4/5 (Oct/2018)
  7. An Unwanted Guest; Shari Lapena (library) 4.5/5 (Oct/2018)
  8. No Good Asking; Fran Kimmel (ARC) 4.5/5 (Oct/2018)
  9. The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal & Hysteria in 1692 Salem; Stacy Schiff (NF) (book group) - 3/5 Oct/2018 
  10. After You; Jojo Moyes - (personal copy) - 4/5 (Oct/2018)
  11. Still Me; Jojo Moyes - (personal copy) 3.5/5 (Oct/2018)
  12. Family Trust; Kathy Wang (eGalley) - 4/5 (Oct/2018)
  13. Sight; Jessie Greengrass (ARC) 2/5 - (Oct/2018)
  14. Twelve Patients: Life & Death at Bellevue Hospital; Eric Manheimer MD (NF) (library) - 3/5 (Oct/2018)
  15. Where the Crawdads Sing; Delia Owens (eGalley) - 4.5/5 - (Oct/2018) - no review yet
YTD Total - (97)

Plans for November:

How was your month? any Plans for November?


  1. You read a lot of books in October; some good, some not so, but a good amount overall. I've read great things about Where the Crawdads Sing; I hope you enjoyed it. Everyone seems to have loved it. It seems that your November is packed as well. Happy reading and movie watching! :-)

  2. There is something about fall that it's just perfect for grabbing a cup of your favorite drink and curling up with a book isn't it? Looks like you had a great month!

  3. The November plans look good! I know what you mean about cooler weather making cozy reading appealing. Now if we can just get the cooler weather here in southern California. I'd like to put on a sweater for goodness sakes!

  4. Wow you've been busy in October. That's a lot of books! I look forward to your reviews of Crawdads and the Sally Field memoir. Hmm. thanks

  5. That's amazing. I don't think I've read that many books...ever!

  6. You did have a good reading month, Diane! I've got the Crawdad book and also Unsheltered on audio for upcoming months. Look forward to both of them. A Mary Stewart book in your plans - I've loved her books for years. Have you picked one to try or do you need suggestions? They are vintage now I guess (does that mean we are vintage? ha!), but I love some of her settings.

  7. Wow! Great list!! Happy November!

  8. 15! OK I have a competitor! Doesn't it feel great to read so much? Happy November.

  9. You read so really good books in October! I've read a few on your list and there are a few I want to read.

  10. I'm almost embarrassed to post my monthly summary for October. Can I just put up travel pictures? :) I'm glad you had such a great month. I'm taking note of those you enjoyed.

  11. Wow, 15 books is excellent! I totally agree about autumn being a lovely time for snuggling up in your favourite chair and reading.

    I was thinking of a reread of Anne of Green Gables for my Canadian challenge and then maybe reading a few more in the series. Have a good November!

  12. Hi Diane,
    You read so many diverse and fascinating books--I'm in awe, truly. What a fascinating month you had! I have started listening to In Pieces as an audiobook. It's fascinating, but so sad, yet with a depth that's very satisfying.
    I wonder what you'll choose for your book by Mary Stewart. I've read so many that now I'm just beginning to reread a few. Nine Coaches Waiting was probably one of my all-time favorites. But the trilogy about King Arthur--The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, etc. were spectacular. Enjoy!!


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