2016: October wrap-up

October 2016 wrap-up

Another great month of reading, I’m finally on track to reach my usual average of 100 books/year.

Here is what I read in October:

9  books:
8 in print
with 2,059 pages, that is: 66.4 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
with 7H43, that is: 14 mn/day

3 in literary fiction:

  1. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
  2. The Suicide Shop, by Jean Teulé – ebook
  3. The Invoice, by Jonas Karlsson

2 in nonfiction:

  1. Pancakes in Paris, by Craig Carlson – ebook
  2. The Blessed Surgeon: The Life of Saint Luke Archbishop of Simferopol

1 in mystery:

  1. Michelangelo’s Ghost, by Gigi Pandian – ebook

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict

1 in science-fiction:

  1. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury – audio

1 in fantasy:

  1. A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
To recap in charts, inspired by The Book Date:
Book Formats:
Some books fall into a couple of categories
Print 5
E-Book 3
Audiobook 1
Published in 2016 6
Books for review 6

Genres Read

Nonfiction 2
Literary fiction 3
Historical fiction 1
Mystery 1
Scifi 1
Fantasy 1

My favorites in October

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 Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 37/25 – FINISHED
Audiobook: 10/10-15
Classics Club: 8/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 26/21-30
Ebook challenge: 28/25 – FINISHED
Historical fiction: 16/15 – FINISHED
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 42/50
New Release (2016): 37/16-30 – FINISHED
Nonfiction challenge: 13/11-15
Books in Translation: 26/12 – FINISHED
What’s in a Name: 3/6
Where Are You Reading?: 20/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2016 = 83/100

Number of books added to my TBR in October= 3 only!

Blog recap

Most popular book review in October

click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –


Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

please go visit

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

9: Karen at Booker Talk

6: Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews

3: Freda at Freda’s Voice

2: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library

Blog milestones

1,482 posts
over 3,900 subscribers
over 123,00 hits

Plans for November

  • Catching up on titles that have been too long on my Netgalley shelf!
  • Starting Challenges recaps
  • I have now a better idea of what I want my blog new look to be. I need to list all this now and send it to a website magician I know to do the trick!


Come back on Thursday
to see what I plan to read in November!

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How was YOUR month of  October?

Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!


12 thoughts on “2016: October wrap-up

    • I don’t read a lot, I’m very picky, but some science fiction books are so well written, especially classics like this one. And then you have so many kinds, it can be about space or about how the society could be on Earth down the line. About the development of games and virtual reality, I would highly highly recommend Ready Player One, especially as audiobook, the BEST audiobook I have EVER listened to, I’m serious


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