Thursday, 1 November 2018

The Month That Was... October 2018

+ International Giveaway

I reached by Goodreads target and completed the Popsugar Reading Challenge last month, woohoo! I did set my overall goal on the low side because I didn't want to feel like I was behind half the year. I think this is the best way to approach it, unless you need a specific push to read more.



I got plenty read in November, partly thanks to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon. I haven't even started to tackle the brick that is Kingdom of Ash and may just hold out until I'm on holiday. I am behind on writing reviews once again, I can never get the balance right!

Keep your eye our for more non-fiction content this month as I'm taking part in Nonfiction November again.

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Reviews:




What I Have Watched

I am about half way through House on Haunted Hill on Netflix. It's inspired by the book rather than a direct adaptation but I love how it follows the family after they have moved out of the haunted house and explores how it impacted their lives. I also started watching The Americans about KGB spies living in 1980s America.

For Halloween I watched 1922, a Netflix adaptation of a Stephen King novella. It's more of a traditional ghost story, with the ghosts representing repressed guilt.

Read and awaiting review:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Tamed by Alice Roberts
East of Croydon by Sue Perkins
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson
Planetfall by Emma Newman

Currently reading:

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis

Blogged about...

On My Radar: November
The Year in Non Fiction
Get ready to #readathon
#readathon: hour five
#readathon: hour nine
#readathon: hour thirteen
#Readathon Wrap-Up
Draw It Out!
Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Now enter the giveaway...

Want to win one of the 13 books pictured above? Just enter via the Rafflecopter below, you don't even need to follow me. It is open internationally to countries that Wordery or The Book Depository ship to and there are extra entries for sharing, etc. Your details are held by Rafflecopter and will only be used by me to contact you if you win.

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