November Wrap-Up

This month was just terrible for me and reading. I couldn’t even focus on audiobooks, so I basically got a few things done and nothing else.

What I did get read:

  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (audiobook)
  • Shiver by Maggie Steifvater (audiobook)
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Septeys (audiobook)
  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King (audiobook)

My plans to start reading Harry Potter just flopped. I got a little over halfway through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone before I just lost interest.

I did discover that Maggie Steifvater is not the author for me. I finished Shiver and wasn’t even interested enough to keep going to Linger. So I tried The Raven Boys to see what the big deal about The Raven Cycle series is, and I couldn’t get interested in it. This was about the third time I’ve started The Raven Boys, so I’m going to just leave it at Maggie Stiefvater is not the author for me.

I think a big part of my problem was that a lot of my holds became available at the same time. I need to start limiting myself on how many books I put on hold and making sure I’m listening to my audiobooks or reading the books promptly.

I started Finders Keepers which is the second in the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes being the first book, but got flustered when a whole bunch of audiobook holds came in at once. There aren’t enough hours in a day, so I returned them all and said I’d mess with it later.

Hopefully December will be a better month. My plans to read next month are strictly books for blog tours or NetGalley/Edelweiss so I can get those TBR piles down some. I was approved for Belle RevoltΓ© the other day via NetGalley, and I’ve started it, so hopefully I’ll do better in December. I’ll have a TBR for December up shortly. πŸ™‚

How did you do concerning your reading this month?

Blogtober: Wrap Up

Today is the final day of Blogtober and as such, Anniek & The Library Looter have requested a wrap up for the month. As far as blogging goes, I am proud to say that I was able to post every single day this month, so I successfully completed Blogtober!

As far as books I read, I finished the following during the month of October:

  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • Slasher Girls & Monster Boys – compiled by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel by A. W. Jantha
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey Book Three by D. J. Milky
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Donn’s Hill by Caryn Larrinaga
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Payback’s a Witch by Breanna Hayse
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • Slumber by Becky Bird
  • Dark Hearts by Gary Kittle

I also finished the following audiobooks during October:

  • The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson
  • The Outsider by Stephen King
  • Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King

I started Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers last night on audiobook and I also have Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater going on audiobook. I started Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, but haven’t even read 100 pages yet. I need to get that read before November 5, but reading is hard when it hurts to move your eye. The library says I’ll get the audiobook in six months.

So all in all, I finished 12 books and 3 audiobooks for a total of 15 books read in October. I’ll be posting my November TBR post sometime tomorrow.

How did your October go?