November 6, 2016

A Month in Summary - October 2016

This year is flying by so quickly! Wasn't it just summer? It still feels like it here in Nebraska. We've had a few chilly days (and a couple of frosty mornings), but for the most part it's been fairly mild, if not downright hot. The leaves are falling, but our grass is still green. I'm sure winter is just around the corner, so I'd better get my ice scraper and shovel in the car. {sigh}

October proved to be a decent month for audio books. I listened to three and read one book in print. I think I've been distracted by the election and have spent far too much time on social media. Hopefully, November will be a bit better. {fingers crossed...}

So here's what I read. I actually read My Name is Lucy Barton in the print format and then listened to it on audio, although I didn't finish listening until November. A good friend said it was one of her most favorite books, so after a ho-hum read, I thought maybe the audio would be better. You'll have to wait until November's recap to see what I thought about that. :)

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (borrowed) 3/5

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris (borrowed - audio) 5/5

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (borrowed - audio) 4/5

The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Learner (borrowed - audio) 3.5/5


Triple Dog Dare Challenge - This turned out to be the worst month for reading from my stacks. I was in such a reading slump that it was all I could do to read one book in print. The audio books saved me from a total fail. I did get rid of a few more unread ARCs, so there is still hope for a reduction in the number of books we'll have to move to Oregon next summer.

4 books
3 novels

1 nonfiction
1 thriller
1 memoir
1 science fiction 
3 new-to-me-authors 
1 print
3 audio
3 female
1 male
4 borrowed
0 from my stacks 

Favorite of the Month: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris.

Reviews to follow


  1. I think everyone is distracted by the election and, thankfully, it will be all over by Wednesday. Can't get here soon enough! Think I've been listening as much as reading lately, too.

    1. JoAnn, I'm going to have a rather light November unless I start spending more time reading in the afternoon before dinner. 15 minutes a night just isn't enough!

      Here's hoping that all goes well today...

  2. Seems like lots of people I have been visiting on here are in slumps for one reason or another. Hope you manage to get out of yours!

    1. Kelly, this time of year is always a bit hectic for me at work, so my reading tends to suffer. I always think I should focus on fluffy books and not try to read anything too dense or involved, but I'm not big on fluff. :)

  3. Yay, I'm so glad to hear Behind Closed Doors earned a 5! I really enjoyed that one too. I've been meaning to read the Lucy Barton book but you know how that goes. Will look forward to your review.

    1. Iliana, I loved Behind Closed Doors (in spite of the subject matter), but can't say the same for Lucy Barton, even after reading and listening to the book. I really didn't care for it very much. :(


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