This year is all about knocking books off that ever-growing TBR pile. At least, in theory. It does, however, seem that I’m still NOT doing a very good job because I keep acquiring more books and reading shiny new ones.
September Book Haul
Oh my gosh! What is going on here?! This month I bought 2 books and spent a total of $15.30.
Read in October
October was all about scary reads. I did okay, but didn’t get as much read as I wanted to. I worked a lot of overnights and closing shifts. And getting home right before the rooster crows isn’t really conducive to getting much reading done.
So, what did I actually read?
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 🤔 I loved Frankenstein when I read it years ago, but this time it was pretty boring.
- Goosebumps by R. L. Stine 😀 This is my first time reading this series, and am enjoying them.
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson😐 Had high hopes, but it fell flat.
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi🤯Mind blown . I loved this fresh new take on Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
- Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving 🙂 I read this years ago and enjoyed it and it’s still a wonderful story.
- Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (started)
- Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (started)
Earlier in October I had a Discussion Post asking how many minutes do you read a day? And I was surprised at some responses, but not surprised – if that makes sense.
Anyway, my plan was to read 30 minutes per day, every day a physical book – not an audiobook or ebook; which wasn’t hard for more because I have a predilection to physical books.
For the month of October, I read a total of 18h17m and 35m for a daily average. So, I made my daily goal of reading for 30m a day (at least that’s the way it averages out. The reality is there were days I didn’t read at all and other days where I did binge reading.
**NOTE:** If you’re curious about the charts, I downloaded an app called ATracker.
If you remember from my last Wrap-Up, I said I wouldn’t be doing anymore TBRs and just read whatever I wanted to for my challenges. And, for the most part that’s exactly what I did. I have to say it was rather liberating not to feel that self-imposed pressure.
I joined in a few Spooktacular challenges and had a lot of fun reading some of the books.
- Frankenfest – a month long challenge reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I tapped out on this fairly early on. I just was not enjoying it. I didn’t realize how much I despised Victor Frankenstein
- Goosebumps – I’m not sure what happened with this readathon. It seems like it fizzled out before it got started. But no matter I had fun reading Goosebumps
- Frightfall / R.I.P. XIII I planned to do Peril the First for R.I.P., which was to read 4 books. – I didn’t quite make this – 1 book off
- Spookathon (Oct. 15-21) – Didn’t participate. Forgot it was happening.
By the Numbers
Books Read in September: 4
Short Story: 1
Pages Read in September: 745
Books Read YTD: 25
Pages Read YTD: 6185
For November, I’ll be doing the Read-A-Thin challenge on Goodreads. Still trying to make my way through books I already own.
- Read a book that’s been on your TBR for over a year
- Read a book that was gifted to you or that you got in a subscription box
- Read a book with a Fall colored cover (Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, etc)
- Read a book in a non-traditional format (eBook, Audiobook, graphic novel, manga, etc)
- Read a book entirely in a cozy spot