October 2018 Wrap Up
Here’s the October 2018 Wrap Up!
Autumn is in full swing here in Wisconsin. It’s getting colder and darker but I’m curling up with great books. Reading by a fire is such a pleasure and I am planning on doing as much of it as I can.
I had a busy October and didn’t get as much actual reading and writing done as I wanted to; hope yours was more productive!
I read four books:
- Angels: The Women of Room 12 by Tara Vanhonacker
- She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy by Jill Soloway – Read my review.
- Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers
- Go Together: How the Concept of Ubuntu Will Change How You Live, Work, and Lead by Shola Richards – Review coming soon.
I listened to:
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Slow Burn, Season Two – Excellent podcast about Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
I wrote two reviews:
- The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon – A Classics Club Review
- Jill Soloway’s SHE WANTS IT – A Brief Review
I also posted:
So there’s the October 2018 Wrap Up – Here’s a look ahead to November!
Books in progress:
- When a Bulbul Sings by Hawaa Ayoub
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
- Hearts of Clay by Dosun Adeleye
- When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina
- Review of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- Review of When a Bulbul Sings by Hawaa Ayoub
- Review of My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- Review of All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy
- Review of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
- Review of Go Together: How the Concept of Ubuntu Will Change How You Live, Work, and Lead by Shola Richards
- New Reads for the Rest of Us – December 2018
- November Wrap Up
The October 2018 Wrap Up is complete! What are your November reading and writing plans??
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28 thoughts on “October 2018 Wrap Up”
Whoa, you’ve published a lot; nice! I’m going to check out your published articles later today or tomorrow 🙂 Hope your November is going to be as good as this one!
I do want to read My Sister The Serial Killer.
I just started it last night and I am so intrigued so far!
I have few (read many ) books on my TBR. I’m planning to read screenplays of films this month. Next year, will be more of reading and less writing.
Oh that’s cool! What led you to decide to focus on screenplays?
My interest to learn screenwriting
which takes you more time to write – a review or other type?
Good question! Last month, the Womxn in Music bib took me the longest. And the monthly New Reads I collect over time, so I guess those take a while too. BUT if you want to know what is most difficult for me or what I hem and haw over? It’s the reviews for sure. I want my reviews a certain way so I do labor over those the most, emotionally, mentally, etc.
I totally understand – and the hardest to write are the books I enjoyed the least.
Great wrap up. I’m taking part in the Mythothon readathon so I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done.
Gemma @ http://www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com
Thanks, Gemma! Best of luck on the readathon!
I am hoping to finish two book club books so I can enjoy a few books that I selected for myself before the next month starts!
I love those books we choose for ourselves!
I just want to scrape away at my TBR this month. I’ll start with library rentals.
Hope it’s going well for you!
Great wrap up! I’ll have to check out some of these novels!
You look like you will be busy reading.
Hey Karla! You had a great month! I am reading a slew of indie authors that I have been wanting to get to all year. It’s fun to check in with the little authors who do all the marketing themselves and try to support them in their writing efforts. I’ve also made some changes on my blog to make things easier for me. ❤️
Agreed! Who are you reading? And finding even small ways to makes things more efficient on the blog makes a big difference!
Great wrap up. Happy success in November.
some of the books on your list – i want to add them to my already groaning tbr. 🙂 great wrapup list
I will never catch up with my TBR. I’m surrendering the fantasy.
What is Ubuntu???
I’m glad you asked! Ubuntu is an African tradition which essentially means, “I am, because we are.” I first heard about it in my travels to Southern Africa but ran across this book by Shola Richards who applies ubuntu as a framework for work and career. Richards is focused on positivity; his work is really accessible and offers some great practical strategies for success. Check it out if you like self-help or professional development type books. http://thepositivitysolution.com/go-together/
Wow, looks like you had a great month. Hope you found time for yourself too as you look like you’ve been so busy.
Ah, I love reading by the fire! I once rented an apartment in Brooklyn that was overpriced and had all sorts of problems, but I was purely attracted by the fireplace and the armchair nearby. That was almost 20 years ago, and I haven’t had a fireplace since. So your November plans sound wonderful to me!
It’s such a luxury! What have you been reading recently?
Excellent book month for you! This November I’ve read lots of picture books (studying them in hopes of learning how the few words and illustrations work together in hopes that someday I have my own book published) and am reading both middle grade and YA, some even for review from the authors. Hope your November is going well! Happy Thanksgiving!
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