October 2021 Wrap-Up
October has been a super-busy month for us. We started packing in earnest ready for our move, went to Barbados on holiday, came back, I went to a hen-do and we did lots more packing. We are nearly there with our move and are very, very excited to be in our new home. It's also been a busy reading month as well. I did my first blog Tour over on Twitter and have read a couple of contenders for my Book of the Year. let's get to it shall we?
Books Read and Reviewed in October
- The Man who Died Twice by Richard Osman
- The Appeal by Janice Hallett
- The Chateau by Catherine Cooper
- Those who are Loved by Victoria Hislop
- U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
- The Castaways by Lucy Clarke
- Shipyard Girls Under the Mistletoe by Nancy Revell
- Ungodly by Braedon Riddick
Most Popular Post
You all enjoy seeing what books are best to read in order. I do the same. October's most popular post was Katie Fforde Books in Order
5 Star Reads
I've clearly had a rush of blood to the head as I awarded 3 lots of 5⭐️ to The Appeal, Shipyard Girls under the Mistletoe and Ungodly.
Big Read Challenge
Still 15/100 but good news, in November I will be doing a Buddy read of Anna Karenina.
78/100 books read. It's going to be close.
To Be Read
I'm having to do this off memory because all my books are currently in boxes. By my reckoning I have 30 books to read, breakdown as follows....
- 9 Kindle Books from 2020
- 8 Kindle Books from 2021
- 5 Big Read Books
- 8 Physical Books
Looking Forward To
As I said at the start of the blog, it's all about moving to our new home. I'm appreciate I'm going to be living out of boxes for a while, but I can't wait to start to make our house all cosy. I'm also going to have a book nook, complete with cosy armchair and side-table for cake and coffee...and maybe a sherry. Heaven!
Also, for fans of Between the Covers, the book show on BBC2, this is back on 10th November with a Booker themed set of books that the panel will be discussing.
I hope October has been good to you. I am signing off now and will hopefully see you the other side from a different house!