Tuesday, 1 November 2016

End of the Month Round Up (October)

I've started doing Sunday Posts again so check those out for updates on my general month!

Costs of the Month 

So this is basically the amount I should have spent on books, and the amount I actually did spend. I am ridiculously grateful for the existence of Netgalley and Review Copies it must be said! The prices I use is for the kindle edition of a book unless it isn't available or I read a paperback copy.


Year Total £908.80£119.16
January £82.18£5.45
February £91.17£18.83
March £90.41£5.95
April £70.64£14.35
May £92.95£11.15
June£66.36£6.63
July£151.88£12.96
August£96.69£17.48
September£88.54£11.93
October£77.98£14.43

Read This Month

Any reviews that haven't been posted on my blog yet (which is basically all of them actually) can be found on Goodreads via my October Shelf


Arthur, Keri 
Circle of Fire (#1 The Damask Circle)

Bauer, Christina
Concealed (#2 Beholder)

Croft, Nina 
Flying Through Fire (#6 Dark Desires)
The Spaniard's Kiss

Gray, Shana
Mr Monday (#1 Working Girl) 

Hopkins, Faleena
Cocky Cowboy (#3 The Cocker Brothers of Atlanata) 
Cocky Romantic (#4 The Cocker Brothers of Atlanta) 
Werewolves of New York: Darik (#3 Werewolves of New York)

Huss, JA 
Mr Mysterious (#4 Mister)

McDermid, Val 
Cross and Burn (#8 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) 
Fever of the Bone (#6 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) 
Splinter the Silence (#9 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan)
The Retribution (#7 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) 

Meyer, Marissa 
Cinder (#1 The Lunar Chronicles)

Pillow, Michelle M
Flame (#2 Intergalatic Dating Agency)

Roth, Mandy M 
Radar Deception (#3 Immortal Ops)
The Dragon Shifter's Duty (#2 Shadow Agents) 

Silver, Ruth 
Aberrant (#1 Aberrrant) 
Moirai (#2 Aberrant) 

Stevens, Erica 
Renegade (DNF) (#2 The Captive)

Wright, JD 
Song of Sorrows (#3 Songs of Everealm


Challenge Updates

FYI my Bookish Resolutions update will be seperate this year! Also I've now completed 2year long challenges!



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Goal: 101+ Points (Vetran) 
Points: 423
Status: Complete

  1. Blood Blade by Debbie Cassidy (Prequel Sleeping Gods) = 1 point
  2. Werewolves of New York: Darik by Faleena Hopkins (#3 Werewolves of New York) = 2 points
  3. Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid (#6 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) = 2 points
  4. Concealed by Christina Bauer (#2 Beholder) = 2 points
  5. The Retribution by Val McDermid (#7 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) = 2 points
  6. Mr Mysterious by JA Huss (#4 Mister) = 2 points
  7. Radar Deception by Mandy M Roth (#3 Immortal Ops) = 2 points
  8. Cross and Burn by Val McDermid (#8 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) = 2 points
  9. Flame by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Intergalatic Dating Agency) = 2 points
  10. Cocky Cowboy by Faleena Hopkins (#3 Cocker Brothers of Atlanta) = 2 points 
  11. Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid (#Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) = 2 points
  12. The Dragon Shifter's Duty by Mandy M Roth (#2 Shadow Agents) = 2 points
  13. Cocky Romantic by Faleena Hopkins (#4 Cocker Brothers of Atlanta) = 2 points
  14. Song of Sorrows by JD Wright (#3 Songs of Everealm) = 2 points
  15. Moirai by Ruth Silver (#2 Aberrant) = 2 points
  16. Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft (#6 Dark Desires) = 2 points

Falling For YA

Goal: 100 Books (Diamond)
Read: 118
Status: Complete


  1. Concealed by Christina Bauer
  2. Cross and Burn by Val McDermid
  3. Mr Monday by Shana Gray
  4. Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid
  5. Aberrant by Ruth Silver
  6. Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur
  7. The Spaniard's Kiss by Nina Croft
  8. Moirai by Ruth Silver

Because Reading is better than real life

Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month)
Status: On Going

Read List

  1. Aberrant by Ruth Silver (October)
  2. Moirai by Ruth Silver (October) 
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (October)
  4. Renegade by Erica Stevens (October) (DNF) 

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Goal: 50 Books
Read: 69
Status: Complete


  1. Cross and Burn by Val McDermid
  2. Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid
  3. Aberrant by Ruth Silver
  4. Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur
  5. The Spaniard's Kiss by Nina Croft 
  6. Moirai by Ruth Silver




Goals: 45+ Books - New Release Enthusiast   
Read: 97
Status: Complete
  1. Blood Blade by Debbie Cassidy (13/09/2016)
  2. Concealed by Christina Bauer (25/10/2016)
  3. Mr Mysterious by JA Huss (12/10/2016)
  4. Flame by Michelle M Pillow (24/10/2016) 
  5. Cocky Cowboy by Faleena Hopkins (11/09/2016)
  6. The Dragon Shifter's Duty by Mandy M Roth (18/10/2016) 
  7. Cocky Romantic by Faleena Hopkins (14/10/2016)
  8. Song of Sorrows by JD Wright (18/10/2016)
  9. Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft (07/11/2016)

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge


Goal: 80-100%
Read:  91 %


Status: On-Going

The list is books I have bought in 2016, when they're linked they are read!  I've not included free books, just those I have spent money on!
  1. Cocky Cowboy by Faleena Hopkins 
  2. Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire by Nina Croft 
  3. Cocky Romantic by Faleena Hopkins