I read seventeen books this month although ones such as Alfie And The Dead Girls and Escaping The Asylum were short. I had a good month for nonfiction with Lost Feast which explores the human habit of driving foods we love to extinction, and Charles And Ada which tells the story of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's mathematical partnership.
I also blogged one of my older reviews, A Tale For The Time Being, which hadn't made it to Literary Flits before, and thirteen Spotlight posts.
Regular blog series:
In October I blogged Reading Challenge and Bookish Bingo, and State of the ARC updates as well as Halloween-inspired Cover Characteristics collection featuring Blood. On a similar note, my 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all Ghost stories. WorldReads featured books from Mexico for Hispanic Month. I will be 'visiting' Singapore for November's WorldReads on the 5th. I also continued my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds, posted a Giveaway Roundup, and looked back at nine years of what I read at This Time Last Year.
Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)
My Book Of The Month for October is Alya Mooro's The Greater Freedom which is a great though-provoking memoir that challenged my perceptions and preconceptions of Middle Eastern women's lives.