2020: October wrap-up

October 2020 WRAP-UP

Not much has been happening recently here, apart from a few book reviews, not as many as I would want of course, I have read so many great books waiting for their review!

I did start something new, Throwback Thursday, to highlight posts written 10 years ago, as my book blog turned 10 in September.

Well at least, I have done some serious reading, reaching in fact almost my highest average per month this year.

ūüďö¬†Here is what I read in October.

11 books:
6 in print 
=  with 2,193 pages, a daily average of 70 pages/day
5 in audio
= 22H49
, a daily average of 44 minutes

4 in mystery:

  1. The Mystery of the Blue Train, #6 by Agatha Christie – audio, for The Classics Club
  2. Peril at End House, #8 by Agatha Christie Рaudio, for The Classics Club
  3. The Girl Behind the Wall: Edgar Allan Poe, the Girl, and the Mysterious Raven Murders, by Bruce Wetterau – for review
  4. L‚Äô√Čnigme de la chambre 622, by Jo√ęl Dicker –¬†French ebook with my Discord French Book Club

3 in nonfiction:

  1. The 1st & 2nd Book of Esdras (yes, I have actually decided to count these as 1) – audio, for The Classics Club
  2. The Book of Nehemiah Рaudio, for The Classics Club
  3. L’Humanit√© en p√©ril, by Fred Vargas¬†–¬†French ebook

1 in literary fiction:

  1. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami –¬†ebook with my Discord Murakami Book Club

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Alina: A Song for the Telling, by Malve von Hassell –¬†book for review for France Book Tours (review to be posted on November 4

1 in science fiction:

  1. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov –¬†readalong with Lory @ Emerald City Book Reviews

1 in manga/YA:

  1. Silver Spoon #1, by Hiromu Arakawa

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

  The Girl Behind the Wall  L'humanité en péril

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 46/50 (from October 2019-until September 2024)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9 books read during the challenge + 6 since.

Total of books read in 2020 = 95/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 16

OTHER BOOK I REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

Vesper Flights

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

And we offer a Book Box!

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

The Girl Behind the Wall

click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Born a Crime readalong

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

Japanese Literature Challenge
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Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in November,
and some major milestone!!


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How was YOUR month of October?

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Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

14 thoughts on “2020: October wrap-up

  1. I just received your blogiversary giveaway book, thank you!

    October was a pretty good month but I mostly read lots of Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. Stlll shaking my head over the popularity of Foundation, I don’t get it.

    Happy November Reading!

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  2. I love the idea of a Throwback Thursday. I would love to take another look at some of the books I read in the past. Les does something like that on her blog.

    You had a great reading month for October. I enjoyed Vesper Flights a lot. I was happy to hear the author speak during the Edinburgh Book Festival.

    Congratulations on celebrating ten years of blogging, Emma!

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