Sunday, 20 October 2019

This Time Last Year I Was Reading ...

I love keeping records and lists. I'm not sure if that makes me a nerd, a geek or just an excessive stationery consumer! My records of books I've read recently came in handy when we picked up a copy of Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy. I knew I'd read two of the three in my pre-blogging-and-reviewing days, and quickly found out that was almost a decade ago - in 2010.

In doing so, I really enjoyed looking back and reminiscing over books I'd previously loved, so much so that I thought I might show you all some of them too! I've linked to my review post if there is one. Here's the books I was reading on (or around!) this date in years gone by ...

October 2018

October 2017

October 2016

October 2015

October 2014

October 2013
The Color Purple 
by Alice Walker

October 2012
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared 
by Jonas Jonasson

October 2011
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

October 2010
Night Swimming by Emma Neale


  1. I still have some of the books I was reading before I started blogging. I haven't read any of the books you posted.

    1. I don't tend to keep any of my books for long once I've read them because I just don't have the space!

  2. Yes, I keep lists too although my past October reading differs
    2018 A Country Road, A Tree, Jo Longbourn
    2017 Nutshell, Ian McEwan
    2016 Hand Me Down World, Lloyd Jones
    2015 Harvest, Jim Crace
    2014 Capital, John Lanchester
    2013 Still Alice, Lisa Genova
    Is this normal behaviour?

    1. Well, if both of us do it that's normal enough for me!
      I've read Still Alice and Capital too

  3. Replies
    1. Stardust was such a beautifully written and magical story. I highly recommend it, especially if you love fairytale-style stories

  4. This time last year I was in a reading slump so this October has been a bit better!

    1. I'm glad to hear it! Reading slumps are depressing

  5. Ohh this is awesome! I wish i'd kept a record of my reading choices over the years. It would be fun to see whether or not I'm growing as a reader. ;)

    1. My reading is definitely getting more niche! I think that's since I started blogging and got a NetGalley account