Well hello everyone! I know I didn't do a recap of September so I am now here to explain where I've been and what happened in the gloomy time of that month. So at the end of August, I had started my internship and I was receiving training and meeting everyone. Then my program decided to not allow me to have said internship and I got let go. I was pretty devastated, to say the least, and kind of spent the month of September at home feeling sorry for myself. I was not in a good way at all. I won't go into all the saddening details, but I wasn't good company. Anway, I was determined to finish my internship and after some help from the higher-ups from the school, I got the support I needed to go look for a new internship. Now, two months later I have an internship and I started at the beginning of October. I am loving every second and I am finally becoming me again. It's been a long hard journey, but I am getting better every day. So, without further ado here is my month of October recap.
Song of the Month:
Favorite Book(s) of the Month:
By Your Side by Kasie West was definitely a favorite of mine this month. Honestly, I put off reading her books for a long time because I stereotyped the type of books she writes and assumed I wouldn't like them. I was totally wrong and I am so glad for it because Kasie West writes some amazing books that have an emotional depth that many books lack sometimes.
Book(s) that Surprised Me:
Other (Other #1) by Karen Kincy and Bad for Her (Bad Boys Gone Good #1) by Christi Barth were two books that took me completely by surprise for different reasons. Others when reading the story, it was nothing like I expected it to be. The story and the blurb seem to be unrelated so that was a big surprise for me. Bad for Her was...disappointing in almost every way and I was super sad about that. The story lacked a depth or any real sexiness I thought would come from this book.
TBR: Read 20 books on my TBR pile list
Binge #1: Finish Random Pile #1
Binge #2: Finish Open Series
Binge #3: Finish my Random Pile #2
Harry Potter series
NetGalley: Raise goal to "suggested 80%"
Review Requests outside of websites: Read 10
Read over 72,110 pages
Working on my writing
Challenge that I finished this month:
Binge #1: Read 0 books: 4 books left
Binge #2: Read 0 books: 4 books left
Binge #3: Read 0 book, 4 books left
Harry Potter series: 0 books read this month: 4 books left
NetGalley: Number currently 61%
Review Requests outside of websites read 10: Read 0 books out of 10
Pages to Read: read: 66,234 pages left: 6,530
Writing: Wrote none: half a notebook left
A major goal for me this month is to complete at least one and a half of the reading challenges I have left and to get my notebook written up. I am planning a schedule that will get both my binge readings done as well as get my Netgalley percentage up again to where I want it to be. I'm hoping this will help keep me on task for the rest of the year.
Books I'm Excited for in November:
End of the Year Goals:
The big end of the year plans is to complete all my open series. Yes I mean ALL of them I have started and own the copies of the final books I plan to complete them. This list both includes the books I have for the binge reading the challenge and Damaged #3 by H.M. Ward, The Arrangement #23 by H.M. Ward, The Player by Kresley Cole, and a few others. I really want to start the 2018 year fresh and having the time to start new series instead of putting the new ones off because I haven't finished any in a long time.
Hope everyone had a great October! I know I did. How was everyone's month? What were your favorite reads?