Monthly Inventory: October 2020

October 2020

Yikes! I was not feeling the reading (or blogging) this month. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a reading slump like this were I have zero interest in reading. Usually my slumps consist of lower rating books or lots of DNFs, but I’m always trying to find the book that will rejuvenate my love of reading. Not this time around.

Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of TV and working on yarn hobbies. I think I’m just overly stressed with work and right now, those activities do a better job relieving my stress and getting my mind off of things. And trying to finish ARCs by a deadline isn’t all that mellow.

I’m really hoping to get back into the swing of reading. I’m listening to Majesty from The American Royals Series and I’m really into it. I have a few titles out from Kindle Unlimited too so hopefully I can find something there to get me into things.

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Total for October 2020: 8 Books Read + 0 Novellas Read

DNF’d: 1 Books

Last October: 16 Books Read + 4 Novellas Read + 3 DNFs

Standout Read (★★★★)

Ana is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. Her romances are so refreshing with their real characters and their amazing emotional connections. She is an author to watch guys!

Biggest Let Down (DNF)

Oh, let me tell you. I was so excited for this book. I love a good hate to love you romance but this was just to much. The hero was so toxic that I couldn’t stomach reading more to see how he would manipulate the heroine into falling for him. Because that’s what it felt like.

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Previously posted series reviews that got updates:

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You can always get the full details on all my challenges on my dedicated page but here is a quick update:

5 Year 5 Book Challenge: 0 books added | 18 of 31 Titles Read – 6 Books Behind!
Goodreads Challenge: 8 books added | 152/155 Books – Completed!
Tackling the TBR Challenge: 1 books added | 22/24 Books – 4 Books Ahead!

View my Challenge Progress Here!

Created by Lia @ Lost in a StoryI used to do a big Goodreads Purge twice a year but I like the idea of doing a little bit at a time and had great success last year doing this on a monthly basis. The idea is to go through 5-10 books on your Goodreads TBR list chronologically and decide if they should stay or go. My 10 titles consist of 7 “new to me” titles and 3 “previously started series” titles.

This month:

Keep

Pass

Pass

Keep

Keep

Keep

Pass

Keep

Keep

Keep

Pass: 3 | Keep: 7

Grand Total YTD: Pass: 45 | Keep: 56

Did I give up on any too soon? Let me know in the comments below!

Winter is coming (as I write this, the first snow of the season is just melting on my lawn) so I’m hoping the reduced sunlight and colder weather will keep me inside with a good book!

What were your biggest reading or personal accomplishments of the past month?
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