Oh wow. Look how 2020 is coming to an end. Can you believe it’s November already? As much as I love Christmas, I love the anticipation and the slow build-up to it just as much. Our tree certainly isn’t up as yet. However, the indoor icicle lights are up… Okay, they never actually came down from last year! We’ve started plugging them in some evenings though. With far less commitments this year, we’ll be spending more time at home and should be able to start some decorating by the end of the month, I imagine.
In terms of what I read in October, the number is a vast improvement on last month’s 5. I was able to fit in 9. The main reason for that was an increase in household chores. Lol. My parents decided now is a good time to do some much needed home renovations and are staying with us while said work is carried out. In trying to get space for them organised, I did some “spring” cleaning while listening to several books.
That little boost in reading time helped me to complete my Goodreads Challenge for 2020.
I also had my first proper DNF this month. Ugh. I still counted it as book read as I read almost half plus the epilogue and did a mini review. I wasted enough time to make it count.
Here’s what I read in October.
In terms of Cozy Mysteries, I read Mystery at Apple Tree Cottage, Gators and Garters, Only the Devout and Mayhem and Mistletoe. The romance stories were The Winter We Met, Viper (ugh), Wicked Sexy and Best Made Plans. A contemporary fiction, Where Hope is Found, completed my list.
Five of these books came via my Kindle Unlimited subscription and none from my physical shelf, again. Ooopsie.
No blog tours this month but I’m super excited to tackle my Christmas Cozy backlog! I’ve popped three of them on my list for November. These shouldn’t take long to get through as they’re really novellas. The full length Christmas stories are by two authors I love and whose Christmas stories always bring a smile and warm heart… even if a few tears too. Once I survive midterm week at work, I should be able to add to this list later on.
Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland
Secrets in the Snow by Emma Heatherington
Wicked Intentions by J.T. Geissinger
Sleighed at Castle Rock by Ann Marie Stoddard
Rosolio Red by Traci Andrighetti
Christmas Canapés and Sabotage by Janel Gradowski
What about you? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Feel free to share links to your November reading lists in the comments.
Eek! Excited to hear the verdict on the revised Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes. Hoping Bethany drives you a little less crazy this time! xx
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Hahaha. Well I suppose it was in batty in a ‘good’ way 😂🤣😂
congratulations on your Goodreads goal achievement! as for Christmas novels–forget Thanksgiving, it appears i’m even too late for NetGalley Christmas books. they are laying in next years books. thinking i need to start watching for the Irish March reads. gees…
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Hahaha. I know what you mean though. The last couple of books I got were all Feb and Mar publication dates. You probably could get the Irish ones 😆