Hello, today I have my October Wrap Up for you! I had a rough month last month and I talked a little bit about it in my post How to Combat a Reading Slump – because, yes, I found myself in yet another reading slump. However in the final week of October, I managed to get myself out of my reading slump and read a couple of books. Whilst I only read two books this month, I did manage to get posts up about both of those books, so that is quite good!
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I have been saying for months that I want to reread Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and I finally did. I really enjoyed it, I thought it was a lot of fun, but did have some problematic areas, but it was published in 2007, so can be forgiven a little bit. I don’t recommend it as being a great book or one that is astounding, but it is a lot of fun. I started a new series here on my blog which was The Reread Diaries, and the first post in The Reread Diaries series was of course Vampire Academy. So if you missed it, please check it out for more of my thoughts!
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
I read The Ex Hex in one setting. I adored this book. It is a Halloween, small town, witchy, romance book with the second chance romance trope. It was such a fun, light read and it was perfect to read in the lead up to Halloween. This is one that I can see myself rereading every October to get into the Halloween spirit. If you want to hear more of my thoughts, please check out my review!
In October, I also decided that I would start tracking my reading progress. I have had blogmas on my mind and one thing I want to do during blogmas is share my reading stats for the year. So I thought I would set up a reading tracker (yes, I did this ten months into the year instead of at the beginning of the year, but oh well, I will know for next year), so that I could see the statistics easily.
I am not the best at excel, but thankfully my dad is, so he helped me set it all up and now when I put the details of the book into the spreadsheet it automatically works out my statistics. So, not only have I got the stats for so far this year, I have decided to input data from previous years too so I can do a comparison post too. It has been really fun seeing my progress and also just what I was ready in 2014. However, before 2017, my stats aren’t that accurate. I am taking the data from Goodreads at the moment, and unfortunately I didn’t use the site properly in terms of tracking progress until around 2017. But it still means there are a good few years that I can compare to, so I am really excited to get to that closer to the end of the year. I did a very similar thing half way through the year this year, but I now have so much more data (and more accurate data) that I will be able to share!
Let me know what you read in October! And what books you’re planning on reading in November. I can’t believe there is only two more months left in the year, and only two more months left to complete reading goals!