Monthly Wrap Up: October 2018

Well, I got off track a couple of times and at one point lost my reading mojo, but I still had a pretty productive October, especially considering how busy I was.

I read 14 books in October, 12 of them science fiction/fantasy novels and 2 historical romances. One of the books was a novella, the last Murderbot book. (Murderbot!!) One book was a reread but sometimes you just have to chuck your reading schedule out of the window and read a comfort book. 🙂

I made progress with Dresden Files, finishing two more in the series so I only have 4 more to go to be caught up with the series, woot! I also made progress with my outstanding series goal, finishing up The Glamourist Histories. (We won’t talk about all the new series I started…shhhhhhh.)

Favorite Reads of the Month:

  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. This book was just so much fun. I had high expectations and it didn’t let me down. I loved that it showed women from many perspectives.
  • Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith. This was such a weird book but I loved it. (The more weird books I read the more I realize how much I love weirdness…) What a strange, crazy trip to space, full of AI bots and the end of the world.
  • Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke. I loved this one! I had no idea what to expect going into it and was very pleasantly surprised. Very much looking forward to more of this series.

October’s Book Reviews:

Here are all the book reviews that went up in October in case you missed them. I managed to post nine book reviews this month. I could have posted a few more but I was trying to post some other things on the weekends and save some reviews for pre-scheduling in November due to NaNoWriMo. 🙂


The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron


The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso


The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty


Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith


Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane


The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee


The Exercise of Vital Powers by Ian Gregoire


Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw


Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

Other Posts:

I also reblogged a post from my friends over at The Fantasy Inn – Intro to Female-Authored Speculative Fiction – because it features a fantastic flow chart and I love flow charts! Also there’s a lot of great books on there to check out.

Plans for November:

Well, as I’ve mentioned a few times, I am planning on doing NaNoWriMo. I have a post going up about that on Friday. I have a lot of my blog posts for the month of November pre-scheduled but I’ll still be live posting my Monday Weekly Reading and Friday NaNo update posts.

Although I’ll be spending a lot of my time writing, I still plan to get some reading done, but will slow it down to maybe one or two books a week through audio, and maybe two or three print books altogether (I still have a couple review requests out there for next month).

Things are going to be really tough for November! I also have World Fantasy Convention the first four days of November (so exciting) and my next Tea Party Book Club meeting the second weekend. Eek! So we’ll see how things go. 🙂

That’s my October reading in a nutshell. How did your month go? What are your plans for next month? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

26 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: October 2018

  1. jennifertarheelreader says:

    This looks like a wonderful month of reading to me! I think October was good for me, too, but it was a bit too packed with ARCs (I took on too many, and for whatever reason, it was a big publishing month!). I’ve told you already, but good luck again with your writing challenge and also have so much fun at the conference!

  2. @lynnsbooks says:

    14 books is very impressive and even if you cut down to two a week – that’s usually the best I manage tbh. Look forward to seeing how your tea party goes.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! Well, I squeezed in three the last three days so it was looking pretty light up til the end. At least light for me anyway lol. I’m hoping the party goes well. Due to the timing I’m going to be prepping for it very last minute!

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