Thursday, 31 October 2019

A Month In Books - October 2019

Welcome to October's Month In Books roundup! I will link this post up with Nicole's Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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 Reviews

(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)




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.

I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.


  1. I think you've done really well on your reading this month. Great job!

  2. Lost Feast sounds really good, especially because I recently read some internet articles about bananas and what humans have done to those. I hope you have a good November!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Bananas get a mention in Lost Feast but pears have the focus of one chapter and I was so shocked by their story

  3. Oh wow! You did amazing. I just (reluctantly) peeked and I read 7 books and that's really low for me.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

    1. Thank you Karen :-)
      I hope your November's reading is better for you?