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Monthly Recap: October 2016

Number of Books Read
Sorry that I was such an awful blog friend in October.  Work was crazy and it's amazing I even posted at all. I am also surprised I read 22 books (including three re-reads but not including three DNFs)! 

Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family, #1)
A Secret Affair
Melt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop, #1)
Winter Storms
A Portrait of Emily Price
Imagine Me Gone
Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work, #2)
Christmas at the Dog & Duck (Dog and Duck)
Mistletoe Cottage
The Oslo Conspiracy
Three Christmas Wishes
Salt to the Sea
Believe (The Brightside, #3)
Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere, #1)
Here's to Us
The Apartment
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
The Guineveres
Every Boy's Got One (Boy, #3)

Mackenzie's Mission (Mackenzie Family #2) by Linda Howard
Avoiding Responsibility (Avoiding #2) by K.A. Linde

Avoiding Responsibility (Avoiding #2) by K.A. Linde       Mackenzie's Mission (Mackenzie Family #2) by Linda Howard       Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family, #1)
Highest rating
Not including re-reads, these were all 4 STARs!!
IQ by Joe IdeBelieve (The Brightside #3) by Katie DelahantyMelt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop #1) by C.J. Carmichael
Lowest rating
My DNF streak continues
Mistletoe Cottage (Harmony Harbor #1) by Debbie Mason         The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel by Mitch Albom        Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente
Best read of the month
Melt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop #1) by C.J. Carmichael
Book which surprised me the most
I had heard such good things about this but it was not for me!
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel by Mitch Albom
Fictional crush of the month
Three books I’m looking forward to reading next month
Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone         Moonglow by Michael Chabon        The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily #2) by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Monthly Recap
    How was your October? 


    1. Wowza! Good job on reading 22 books! I remember when I used to read that many... LOL. One day I'll get back to that. :)

    2. I don't know how you do it! I have trouble getting one read. I have to say your blog is my favorite and I've read several of your reviewed books and love them! I only wish some of the ones I really wanted to read weren't Kindle only. I love to hold a book in hand and am not a fan of reading on a device. Maybe they will print someday ;c) Thanks for taking the time to do your blog, I really appreciate it!

    3. Wow you had a great month! I can't even believe it is November! The next few months are just going to fly by!

    4. Great month, especially for being busy!!
      I just picked up the new Meg Cabot at the library last night, after you highly recommended it last month. I only read a few pages, but was already cracking up!!

    5. Wow you read so many! Way to go! I hope you enjoy Evelyn, After. I'm curious about that so I'll have to be on the lookout for your review!

    6. Great month! I have to read the Mitch Albom one this month for book club...

    7. Awesome reading month!! I'm glad you loved IQ and I'm definitely going to pick it up!!
      Tori @ In Tori Lex

    8. Ugh, my October was busy and stressful and I'm glad it's over. I blogged more than usual but commented less. I hope our November's are a little quieter.

      Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

    9. Holy cow, you go girl! That's a great reading month. Something to aspire to, definitely. How did MacKenzie's Mountain and Mission hold up for you? It's been ages since I've read those books so I wonder if they'd hold up for me.

      1. I still like them although the first book is the best, I think! I just re-read all five!

    10. Whew!!! Look at you go, such a strong reading month for ya. Even if there were a few Dnf's. I definitely need to read melt my heart cowboy.

    11. Wow great job reading for a busy month especially! My reading took a hit big time. I have read a few Mitch Albom books -I liked some and DNFed a couple. He is totally hit or miss for me. Have a great November!!

    12. You had great month! And good on you for DNF some books. I've gotten to the point where I take myself off the hook if and when I decide to DNF. There so many great books out there and if one is not doing it for me, I'm moving on. I do try to give it a good try so I do give myself a set of number of chapters or pages. I hope November is good on you too!

      Jenn at Book and Swoons

    13. What a fantastic month! 22 books! KACHA! I was also a horrible blog friend in October...and it's going to stay the same for November. :/

    14. 22 books is amazing! I haven't started reading any holiday romances yet... too early for me. I did just finish an arc of Welcome Home for Christmas but (despite Christmas being in the title LOL) it didn't overtly feel like a holiday read to me.

    15. How do you read so much?!! I only got to 16 this month, which I am happy about.
      I'm so looking forward to reading Evelyn, After. I love the eerie feel of the cover. I hope November is a good month for you :)
      Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews


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