Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up October 2021

October felt like it was a super long month for some reason, and it was a busy one for me. I got a ton of reading done, and made time to watch Hocus Pocus (as I do every year). In addition, I finally decided to see what You was all about, and got sucked in. It’s kind of addictive, you know?

This year I vowed to focus on my goals for the year. So here we go:

  • I gained some more followers, going from 426 to 440. Only 10 more to go before I reach my goal of 450 before the end of the year!
  • I have been scheduling posts for quite some time, and I don’t ever want to go back to doing it any other way.
  • I’ve decided to do NaNo, and finished plotting out a new novel. I’m really excited about this one!
  • I am super close to getting through the never-ending pile of books I have checked out of the library, and now that my ARCs are close to single digits, I’m hoping to start working through some of the books that I own and haven’t read yet.

Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for October:

October Totals:

  • Books read: 29
  • Books DNF’d: 2
  • Pages read: 6,086
  • Hours listened: 148 hours, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
  • Average pages: 405.7
  • Average hours listened: 10 hours, 35 minutes, 26 seconds

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.98
  • Pages read per day: 188.06
  • Books read per month: 25.56
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.8

Genres Read in October:

  • Fantasy: 10
  • Historical Fiction: 3
  • Mystery/Suspense: 7
  • Romance/Erotica: 5
  • Science-Fiction: 2
  • Science/Nature: 2

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 18
  • 2021 releases: 11

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction:

  • Fiction: 27
  • Nonfiction: 2

Format Read:

  • Print: 9
  • Digital: 6
  • Audio: 14

Age Range:

  • Adult: 15
  • YA: 12
  • MG: 2

My favorite books of the month were The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros, The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, and Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee. (Yeah, it was a great month for books).

Here’s what I read in October:

  • Jade City by Fonda Lee (The Green Bone Saga #1)
  • Jade War by Fonda Lee (The Green Bone Saga #2)
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves #1)
  • The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves #2)

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