In October I read 14 books.

  • 8 were nonfiction.
  • 11 were written by women
  • I didn’t finish any audio books since I’m in the middle of the 21 hour-long The Aeronaut’s Windlass.
  • The ones set in the U.S. were set in New York (2), Indiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, and California.
  • The international books were set in Saudi Arabia, Germany/Poland, and Tuvalu.
  • The authors were white (8), black (3), Latina (1), and Asian (2).
  • My favorite was Ink.

I love book blogging in October because of Diversiverse in the first two weeks and then Travel the World in Books Readathon in the last two weeks.



Author Spotlights – Tananarive Due and Alaya Dawn Johnson

Why Read Books From Around the World?

All my Travel the World in Books recommendations

November is a great blogging month too!


This time of year I always want to read mostly nonfiction, as you can tell from how many I read in October.  I love this event.  Check out the schedule here.

Also there is a nonfiction book swap:

Again this year, Bex (An Armchair By the Sea) is hosting a Nonfiction Book Swap to go along with Nonfiction November. The book swap is open internationally and participants should make a nonfiction only wish list. Sign ups are open until November 8, but head over to her blog for all the details.


Sci-Fi Month is happening too!  Check out the details at Rinn Reads. I don’t know how much I’ll read for this since I’m in a nonfiction mood, but I’ll be following the hashtag #RRSciFiMonth for recommendationas.

I’m hosting the giveaway this month for the Monthly Wrap Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.  Check back here on November 8 to find the giveaway!

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