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October wrap up post

Well, here we are at the end of October.  Does it seem like time is going by faster to anyone else?  I forgot to do a September post, in fact, and meant to do one but never did!  Well, I read 20 books in September, in case you were curious!  This month, I only read 13.  That’s a significant dip, considering my wrap-up posts from the summer, but at least I’m still reading at a decent pace!  Just thinking about what’s ahead, I will probably be reading even less in November and may be posting fewer reviews.  We shall see.  I may add on another weekly meme to make up for the lack.  Any suggestions?

The breakdown for this month by genre:

General/Literary Fiction

Historical Fiction




If it isn’t linked, I haven’t posted the review yet!  They will all be posted soon, though.

And now time for the part that is usually difficult, which is choosing a favorite for the month.  This month, it’s easy, and if you’re keeping up with my blog, you can probably guess which book it was.  (You can tell me if you were right in the comments!)

That book is …

the heretic queen The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran.  Can I tell you how wonderful it is when a book exceeds my possibly inflated expectations?  Michelle Moran is writing quality historical fiction and I’m just thrilled to be reading.  If you’ll recall, Nefertiti was also one of my favorites when I read itThe Heretic Queen is better.  If you have not read this book, put it on your wishlist – or enter my giveaway – because I think you’ll love it!  It’s rare to find a book that has a compelling story, engaging and sympathetic characters, history and historical details that make you want to find out more, and great writing; this is that book.  I highly suspect it will be one of my favorites for the year.


Have you read anything fabulous this month?  Let me know!  I have just rediscovered the library and I’d love to put my TBR pile off by reading your suggestions.


5 comments to October wrap up post

  • I just finished Nefertiti and enjoyed it. Now I’m reading The Greatest Knight and loving it. I have its sequel coming in the mail. I’m seriously addicted to Amazon UK. 20 books read this month is quite a lot!

  • What a great list. I know you said “only,” but it’s still a substantial number of books. I’m looking forward to getting Michelle Moran’s novels. They sounds so wonderful.

  • lindymc

    Read anything fabulous??? Indeed! This past month I read the newest books by my two favorite authors, and they were wonderful, all I was hoping for: The Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick and Devil’s Brood by Sharon Kay Penman. I’m now looking forward to reading Michelle Moran’s novels.

  • Meghan, I didn’t know you read The Bluest Eye this month! I loved that book! I’ll have to go back and look for your review.

  • I just finished reading Lisa Levchuk’s debut novel Everything Beautiful in the World (just released so I don’t know if your library will have it yet). I don’t have a review up yet because I’m doing it in conjunction with a author interview and I don’t have her answers back yet, but I can say this is an amazing book and my favorite since Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games a while back.