OCTOBER IS OCTOVER, FOLKS!
So, we are staring down at the end of the year, and things are still pretty rough. Honestly, at this moment, I am just hoping for 2019 to be a better year; 2018 is kinda not salvageable now. Still, books always are a comfort and I know it is such an escapist thing to say, but some days fictional worlds are so much better.
Anyway, back to my reading this month – I forsee myself reaching the 300 book goal by the end of the year, since this is where I reached in October.
I totally didn’t see how much I was reading and : a total of 37 books (whoop!)- 21 full-length novels, 9 graphic novels, 5 comic issues, 1 short story and 1 verse novel.
Try it out maybe?
Page Trackers Challenge
Pages left: 30,905
Progress: 93/100 books published before 2018
Progress: 12/24 series
Wildcard from Warcross duology, and The Last Star from The 5th Wave trilogy
Goals: 11/24 old galleys
Nothing this month *weeps in shame*
Goals: 23/24 debut books of 2018
Goals: 60/50 books
Goals: 164/100 galleys
My Netgalley ratio is still pretty much the same *weeps in large backlist*
Goals: 24/26 books
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Jack of Hearts (& Other Parts) & Kill the Queen
Almost done and if I do November right, I will collect the last two, too!
Goals: 22/16 books
Charmed: The Manga is a spin-off manga from the TV show; Evenfall has three kinds of magic systems, one of which is blood magic, another is object-based and the third is runic; The Black Bull of Norroway has witches in it.
Goals: 20/16 books
Under my Skin is a psychological thriller; while Jack of Hearts (and other Parts) is a contemporary mystery, Beastly Bones and Ghostly Echoes are in the Jackaby series which is a historical paranormal mystery.
SOS reading challenge
Goals: 36/40 challenges
- Latinx author – What If It’s Us
Goals: 127/31 diverse books
Yona of the Dawn, Heartbreak Club, Kakuriyo, The Water Dragon’s Bride are manga by Japanese authors;
Light Years has a queer MC and protagonists of color, and a secondary character with prosthetics;
Heavy Vinyl has a lesbian protagonist and a sapphic couple;
What If it’s Us has an OwnVoices m/m romance;
Wildcard has an OwnVoices Asian protagonist and a m/m couple (one is a MOC) among its secondary characters;
Empress of All Seasons has a non-Western setting (Japanese) and is OwnVoices, also has a couple of wlw secondary characters;
A Place for Wolves has a queer POC couple (black and Latinx);
Salt has a bisexual protagonist and POC secondary characters;
The Black Bull of Norroway has mostly POC characters, among whom there is a non-binary character and a character with a prosthetic (both are a couple);
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) is OwnVoices for its gay protagonist and has gay and bisexual secondary characters;
This is Kind of an Epic Love Story has characters that could be bi/pan, and a m/m main couple (both MOC), and several of the secondary characters are POC;
What If has a main character with OCD, and a black secondary character.
Progress: 153/101 books
Progress: 73/24 books
Charmed (witches and demons), The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (vampires) & Salt (demons) are urban fantasies,
while The Clockwork Princess (werewolves, vampires, warlocks, fae, demons), and Beastly Bones & Ghostly Echoes (supernatural creatures) are historical fantasies,
Goals: 18/8 books
Nothing this month either
Goals: 1/7 challenges
Goals: 18/20 challenges
Nothing this month
Besides these year-long challenges, I also had two reading challenges.
Read 2/5 books from physical TBR
Completed 4/5 challenges
- I attempted Inktober this year (well, attempt is the key word here) and I did in a digital format (yeah, I know it isn’t the rules but I am a rebel and also I wanted to devote some time for daily practice to get good, okay?). I didn’t have any particular theme in mind, just the idea to do something different each day in terms of method, or style or technique.
- My Society6 store has more products added to it now (including some of the pieces above)! Go check it out, and support this artist (moi)!
- I’m still catching up on my podcast queue, so expect the On the Pod posts to be not so regular in November. I will try to post Podcasts for Readers posts, though, so look out for them.
- Finally, I have a question for ya’ll. If I open art commissions, would you be interested?
How was your October? Any plans for the end of the year?