So you might have noticed I was offline for most of October – I announced a hiatus over on Twitter as I’ve been struggling with my health and needed a few weeks without the pressure of reviewing. Still, I’m back now, and trying my hardest to catch up – I have about a dozen reviews I’ve read the books for and need to write so I’m aiming to get my list clear in November, as well as several blog tours. I might be posting twice some days to get things up to speed!
Goodreads Reading Challenge
I made it! Despite a lacklustre reading month (my worst so far, at only 24 books), I hopped over the finish line of my Goodreads Challenge and have officially read more books than there are days in the year. #Hallowreadathon helped squeeze in three more before the end of the month for a total of 368 books. I’m not going to up my goal, just keep reading and see how far I get in the next two months.
My Owned TBR
Owned TBR is at 619, so down by 4, which is at least some progress considering it’s been a brilliant month for new releases. I’m really cutting back on the book buying, so I’m hoping that I can squeak this under 600 by the end of the year… Maybe?
On NetGalley things are looking pretty bad, with 148 books awaiting review. I’m going to be doing some #NonStopNetGalley-ing this month, so I’m hoping to get this under 130 by December 1st, with 18 reviews submitted.
It’s a busy old month for blog tours, with some books I’m really looking forward to! I can’t wait to talk about Girls of Storm and Shadow, and I’m excited to return to the world of The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen with new companion book The Sky Weaver.
7th – Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
8th – This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
11th – The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli
18th – The Raided Heart by Jennifer C Wilson
29th – The Sword of Kaigen by ML Wang
No TBR for me again this month, as I’m still a little shaky health-wise so I want to be able to pick up whatever I feel like. I have plenty of variety in the things I need to review, so I expect it will be a rather mixed bag!