October Wrap Up 2018

Hello beautiful people!

Totally late…I know. But hey, at least I’m posting it! I read more than September but I’m aiming to read more overall throughout November and December…I guess time will tell!

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The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning


“A brilliantly written story full of humor and wit, Patrick Canning’s The Colonel and the Bee features an epic “around-the-world” adventure with rather peculiar characters and a grand treasure hunt. After escaping her brutal life in the circus, Beatrix “Bee” becomes part of the Colonel’s crew on his flying ship and becomes entangled in a mystery adventure like none other. With a captivating plot and a rather humorous undertone, Canning’s novel displays the true essence of the steampunk and adventure genres in a splendid manner.”

Invitation to Poetry by Mihai Brinas


“Eloquent and memorizing, Brinas’ Invitation to Poetry invites readers to experience a number of emotions through the simplicity of the written word. A collection of 61 brilliantly written poems, Brinas discusses a wide range of topics that are incredibly relatable and relevant to the world today. From the beauty of love to the struggle of identifying oneself in the world, Brinas’ Invitation to Poetry is such a delightful read that one may consider a must read collection.”

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton


“Hand, Meadows and Ashton’s brilliantly written and utterly comical retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre in their novel My Plain Jane is an absolute thrill to read, one that will have you gasping for air due to uncontrollable amounts of laughter. Following Jane’s adventures but with an added supernatural twist and some additional compelling characters, My Plain Jane explores a hidden back story behind the what could’ve been tale of Jane.”

Same as September, I had a hard time being able to look more at everyone’s posts. There are a few that caught my eye though!

Blog Tour- The Oyster Thief (Guest Post and My Review) | Kristin Kraves Books

What If It’s Us: the showstopping contemporary romance! | the orang-utan librarian

Book Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker | PowerLibrarian Book Reviews

Let’s Talk About … Blogger Etiquette – The Do’s And Don’ts Of Engaging in the Community | Another Book in the Wall

I did not request any NetGalley Books during October 2018 (hmm…reoccurring pattern…).

SUPER BEHIND! I don’t know…reading has been a bit of a struggle…

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts has
read 32 books toward
her goal of
50 books.

So the new book blog tag I created appears to be a success! Thank you so much for all the people who have participated and plan to in the future to come! If you are interested, you can view the tag here!

Other than that…not much! It’s been an odd month. I thought I would read more in October but I’ve just been…blah. It’s like I’m picky about everything I read. My new plan of attack is to start reading before bedtime. Hopefully this will help me out. As long as I can read one book a week, I’m a happy camper.

Anyone else going through a reading rut? Any suggestions?


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13 thoughts on “October Wrap Up 2018

  1. Hi Jenna! I love seeing your wrap-up posts. Looks like you read some interesting books! I also like your coffee (or tea) cup rating graphic. That’s really cute. I’ve been wondering about signing up for a Goodreads challenge, but I think the extra pressure to stay on schedule might discourage me. I just keep plugging along with my books. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you very much! That’s very sweet of you! I can’t take credit for the teacups, since a lovely person on Etsy made them for me 🙂

      I like the Goodreads challenge because it makes me realize how little I’ve read or how wonderful I’ve done. There were a number of years I would read maybe 3 books…which I never realized until I actually began tracking it.

      The nice thing about the challenge is you CAN adjust it. After November, I might adjust mine to 40 books. That way, I still will read quite a lot but not feel as pressured to hit the 50 mark.

      Have a great week as well!


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