Saturday, November 10, 2018

October Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! I can't believe it's November already!  Not much really happened in October, other than me and my family just watching Halloween movies throughout the month.  Some of the Halloween themed movies I watched during October was the "Halloweentown" movie series, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Beetlejuice" and "Hocus Pocus!"  I have always made it a tradition for myself to watch mostly horror themed films in October and I managed to watch a lot of awesome horror movies!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!

On the Blog:

I actually managed to read more books this month than I did for September, which is awesome!  I also got a ton of book copies from various publishers, which was quite impressive for me since I don't get too many books from publishers.  I also got this awesome box set of "Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children" that had photos inside of it and I just loved the creepy photos inside the box set!

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 











2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 8
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 4
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 3
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 4
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 8
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 18
2018 Beat the Backlist: 3
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 11
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 7
Book Bingo 2018: 4
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 2
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 2
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge: 3
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 6
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 4
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 2
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for October:

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Children's Books: 2
Graphic Novels: 1
5 Star Reads: 3
Average Rating: 5.0
Male Authors: 2
Female Authors: 1
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 2
Stand Alone: 1
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 7
Total ARC Books for the Year: 2
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 4
Total Reading Alley Books for the Year: 1
Total Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 6
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 33

Genre Stats:

Humor: 2
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 1
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 0
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 4
Total Humor Books for the Year: 18
Total Horror Books for the Year: 2
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 6
Total Drama Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for October: 


BEST OF THE MONTH: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: The Crucible Volume 1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Books Bought in October:

* I have decided to start a new section in my monthly wrap ups by letting everyone know about what books I bought for each month so that way you guys would know what books I've been buying!  So, here are the books I've bought in October:

November TBR:

* I have decided to add "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda to the list, so hopefully this TBR will change up by December!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  Cait @ Paper Fury discusses about DO YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW BOOK BLOGGER TRENDS? (OR DO YOU FLEE?)
☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!  discusses about I Review A Thousand Perfect Notes Cake
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses about Things I Didn’t Know About Publishing (And Things I Know I Still Don’t Know) Let’s Discuss
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Halloween!
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Cover Love- Scary Comics  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Why I Read OwnVoices Books
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of Some Spooky Junk!  
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Discussion: Top 5 Non-Horror Halloween Movies (#blogoween)
☀  Jeann @ Happy Indulgences discusses about THE GUILT OF NOT RESPONDING TO COMMENTS

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I always think its great to take a look back at the books that are acquired during a month.

    1. Yep! That, we can start deciding on what books we can read next!

  2. I read Simon before seeing the movie on DVD this summer. I loved Illuminae and Gemina and now have to read Obsidio. Shadow of the Fox is high on my wish list for my birthday/Christmas as I love Julie Kagawa's books. Have you read City of Ghosts? It was my favorite October book.

    1. Awesome! I've been hearing lots of good things about City of Ghosts! I wish I could get that book soon!