Reading Review: October 2020

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

           

Endless Night by Agatha Christie

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Hallowe’en Party (Poirot #39) by Agatha Christie

Total Library Books Read This Month: 2
Total Own Books Read This Month: 2
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 4

Total Library Books Read 2020: 18
Total Own Books Read 2020: 7
Overall Total Books Read 2020: 25

MY READ OF THE MONTH

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James was just the sort of story I was hoping for during the second month of Readers Imbibing Peril. It was a little spooky, a little mysterious, had a great cast of characters, including a variety of ghostly figures, and I enjoyed every moment I spent reading it.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 21 books read.   So far I’ve read:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Six by Luca Veste
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame #3) by Jen Williams
The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
A Different Kind of Evil (Agatha Christie #2) by Andrew Wilson
Darkness There: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) by Terry Pratchett
Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch
Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch
The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
Endless Night by Agatha Christie
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Hallowe’en Party (Poirot #39) by Agatha Christie

Beat the Backlist Bingo is making another appearance this year. I have no idea how many categories I’ll manage to complete but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

           

              

               

              

Borrowed it for the cover – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I wanted to read this from the moment I first heard about it, but I’m using it for this category because I never got tired of looking at the cover. I also think this may be a contender for the category of a top 10 read of the year.

Released in the 2010’s – The Six by Luca Veste

Written before 2010 – Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie

Wish you had read it sooner – Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

Book you never finished before – The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett

One word title – Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Genre you never/rarely read – The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Book with less than 200 pages – Darkness There: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Book with 600+ pages – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Cover redesign is better – A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

New to you author – The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger

Shocking plot twist – Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch

Owned for over 2 years – Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch

GOODREADS

I’ve read 25 books so far this year.

GOALS

  • I read two of my own books again this month.
  • Discovered another new-to-me author, Simone St. James. I enjoyed The Sun Down Motel so much that I would certainly like to check out more books by this author.
  • Read another book in the Poirot series by Agatha Christie.
  • Beat the Backlist saw some more progress. I read 3 backlist titles this month and my total so far is 21, which is more than I was expecting. I’m having a harder time finding titles for my remaining bingo categories now, but I’m still enjoying adding to my overall total for the challenge.
  • The Readers Imbibing Peril read-a-thon concludes this month but I’ve enjoyed participating again and I think this is probably the most I’ve ever managed to read during the event. I read 8 books in total.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress.

So concludes October’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

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