October Book Stats

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Books Read:  17
Books Acquired:  132

Most Read Genre:
Contemporary Romance = 16

I was pretty on par with September’s numbers in October.  As usual, contemporary romance was my most read genre, still with lots of holiday books in the mix.  I also had those with the sub genre of western and sports and military and erotica.  Sorry to be boring, but lots and lots of the same as usual.  I like what I like!

I only had one 5 star book in October and it happened to be the wonderful children’s book I read in ARC format, If My Moon Was Your Sun.  Such a touching, lovely read.  I was lucky enough to have my review noticed by the publisher and was sent a hardcover edition with the music cd as it’s being sold in store.  As much as I loved this book in black and white on my Kindle Paperwhite, it has so much more depth now that I have seen the pictures in color.  Add to that the music and this book is beyond magnificent.

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I actually read two books in paperback form last month!  I’m sure you have realized by now that most of my reading is done on my Kindle.  Not that I don’t love having a real book in my hands, but you can’t beat the convenience of a Kindle for travel, waiting rooms, and bed.

Net Galley = 6
MCL = 7
Kindle Lending Library = 1
Amazon Purchase = 1
Local Library = 2

There were actually six new-to-me authors in October!  Probably because of the number of ARCs I read.  A couple of those authors I found to be, well, meh.  The others were wonderful though. Not only is that 5-star children’s book on my list of new authors, but also some 4.5 rated books like Lies Jane Austen Told Me and Cowgirl, Unexpectedly.

I finally got the next book in the Chicago Stars series, so the oldest book I read was Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  But now that I’m getting further into the series the books aren’t too, too old.  This one was from 2005.

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Although my book count was slightly higher in October than September, one of those books was a children’s book so my page count was a little lower.  I read 5029 pages in October.  Of course, If My Moon Was Your Sun was my shortest read.  His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan was my longest read at 416 pages.

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I read some great books last month. I also read quite a few that were so-so.  My average rating was only 3.6 for October.  That’s what happens when you read a handful of books in the 2 and 3 star range, even when there are five that were 4.5 or higher.

As with most months, I only acquired one of my October reads in the month of October.  I’m sure I’ve told you before that I always pre-order the next Melissa Foster book once I finish the previous.  I received and read her Thrill of Love book in October.

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Total book purchased in October = 4
Total money spent on books in October = $10.96
Total money spent on books read in October = $4.99

Book Bub email links were where I got 83 of my books in October.  The Unremembered Girl by Eliza Maxwell was my pick for the Kindle First book for last month.  I got 14 books through author emails, 1 through Book Funnel, 1 through an author’s Facebook page, one through my daily Goodreads Deals  email, 2 through Net Galley, 11 through Red Feather, 9 through Shifted Sheets, 3 through promotions on Twitter (either from other authors talking about a book or the author themselves letting everyone know their book was on special), and 2 more through Amazon directly.

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Here’s a breakdown of October’s books by genre:

8           BDSM
2           chick lit
80         contemporary romance
31         erotica
11         fantasy
13         historical romance
9           holiday
1           literary fiction
2           medieval
3           menage
4           military
2           motorcycle club
1           mystery
15         new adult
9           paranormal
2           regency
4           shapeshifter
3           sports
8           suspense
5           western
5           YA

A couple last notes.  In case you missed it, my big sis got published in a literary magazine in October!  Check it out if you get the chance.  I’m super proud of her.

Also, I had book club over the weekends so I’ll be back with a post on the book Wonder later this week.  As well as what our next book club read will be and when we’ll be meeting again.

Please let me know any book suggestions you may have.  I am open to any and all genres.

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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