October 2015 in Review

Posted October 30, 2015 in Life, Reading / 8 Comments

October 2015 in Review

Things that Happened in October

  • This month has been utterly insane at the school. With short week and then assemblies and homecoming week and red ribbon week and everything that goes with all that. I definitely need a break and, hopefully, things will calm down in November.
  • Life has just been crazy. Enough said.
  • Blogversary!

Books I Read in October

Encountering TruthThese Broken StarsThe White RoseA Mad, Wicked Folly
The CommanderGreen RiderSnow Like Ashes
GracelingFirst Rider's CallRuby RedThe High King's Tomb
List of Books

Books I Reviewed in October

A Thousand NightsDaughter of the ForestThe Kiss of DeceptionThe Conspiracy of Us
The CommanderEncountering TruthEarthbound

List of Books

Other October Posts

  • My rather snarky list of ten bookish things that need to change ASAP.
  • My Blogversary Party! – A Week of Giveaways (they are still active!)
    • Day 1: In which I talk about the books that first got me reading. — giveaway of Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce
    • Day 2: In which I talk about things I love. — giveaway of Green Rider by Kristen Britain
    • Day 3: In which I talk about the struggle to stay relevant. — giveaway of A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer
    • Day 4: In which I talk about how much I love the book blogger community. — giveaway of Sacrificed by Emily Wibberley
    • Day 5: In which I talk about originality and retellings. — giveaway of Beauty by Robin McKinley
    • Day 6: In which I talk about decision making and such. — giveaway of A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
    • Day 7: In which I talk about the future. — giveaway of a pre-order of Winter by Marissa Meyer

 Things I’m Looking Forward to in November

  •  Thanksgiving break from school. I think I need the five day weekend way more than my students do.
  • Things will still be utterly crazy at the school since Christmas is approaching. It doesn’t matter that it will only be November because to them that is close enough to start Christmas-ing. Such is the behavior of my students.
  • I will, hopefully, have more time to read in November than I did in October. This is a hopefully.

Challenge Progress Update

Birthday Month Reading ChallengeHard-Core Rereading ChallengeColor Coded ChallengeYou Read How Many Books? Challenge
  • Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

  • Green Rider by Kristen Britain
  • First Rider’s Call by Kristen Britain
  • The High King’s Tomb by Kristen Britain
  • The White Rose by Amy Ewing (white)
  • Completed in August
  1. Encountering Truth by Pope Francis
  2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  3. The White Rose by Amy Ewing
  4. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  5. The Commander by Emily Wibberley
  6. Green Rider by Kristen Britain
  7. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  9. First Rider’s Call by Kristen Britain
  10. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  11. The High King’s Tomb by Kristen Britain

How did your October go?


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8 responses to “October 2015 in Review

  1. I feel like October just FLEW by! I don’t understand where it went, but goodness, I hope all the months don’t go by this quickly. Glad you’ll be getting a break soon! And I don’t know if you liked all the books you read in October, but my goodness talk about gorgeous covers! If the books were half as good as the covers, you were all set 😉 Hope that you get lots of reading done this month!!

    • The books I read in October were all pretty great though some of them were picked up just because of the beautiful covers! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great November!

    • I thought the same thing when I was putting it together. I must have been attracted to all the pretty covers at the library. That can sometimes be a downfall but these were all pretty great.
      Thanks for visiting!