October 2022 TBR List

Hello, friends! I’m back yet again with another monthly TBR despite saying for years I hate them. This is my third one ever. There are more books in this list than I think I’ll be able to get to, but I can dream!

For October I decided to join Spooktastic Reads, a Wyrd and Wonder mini event. This event occurs over the 13 days leading up to Halloween (October 19-31) to celebrate all things dark in the fantasy genre. No sign up is necessary. Just have fun! For more information about the event, visit Ariana’s break down on The Book Nook.

Thankfully I have no ARCs due in October. (Okay, technically I have one, but I already read it.) Although I have my third round BBNYA assignment (full-length books), I more or less have free range for this month. I’ve never actually themed my reading list before, but I’m going to try to stick to Halloween-y vibes.

As usual the book covers link to the official synopses. I may be able to squeeze one or two more in here, but I have a lot going on in October, so I’ll keep the list to these five.

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Wyrd and Wonder: Woodland Creatures

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Today’s Wyrd and Wonder prompt is woodland creatures. The idea is to share cover art featuring (were)wolves, stags/deer, unicorns, owls, the Fae or other woodland residents. Alternatively, you could share your favorite stories featuring woodland creatures; creatures you think of as being particularly fantastic (why?); or favorite woodland creature characters.

If you’re not sure what Wyrd and Wonder is, check out my introduction post for more information. Imyril, one of the hosts, also has a post with all of the prompts.

Without further ado, in no particular order here’s a short list of books whose covers contain woodland creatures. These are all books I’ve read and/or reviewed.

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Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: March 2022

Even though March was a few days longer than February, it still seemed to pass quickly for me. I think it’s because I signed up for my first readathon (more on that below), so I made an effort to put a dent in that and my backlog of ARCs. I feel I made good progress on both accounts and even boosted my NetGalley ratio back to above 50%. Anyway, keep reading for a recap about what I posted in March!

Book Reviews

I posted five book reviews in March. From earliest to latest, here are my recent book reviews.

Book Memes and Other Posts

I participated in three blog tour spotlights:

And I posted the following book memes:

I also participated in the Support Book Bloggers Challenge by commenting on 10 book blogs. Check the post out to learn more about how you can join and boost other book bloggers!


A few more lovely people followed my blog to bring my total to 59 of my 2022 goal of 100. Thank you to my new blog followers for helping me make my way to that goal!

Unlike last month, I didn’t participate in as many blog tours hosted by The Write Reads. But I still managed to squeak out slightly higher numbers despite this.

In March my top five posts were:


Lisa at Owl Be Sat Reading started the hashtag #BeatTheBacklog to rally those who want to make a dent in their TBR list. Three of the five books I finished in March were part of my #BeatTheBacklog: The Cicada Tree by Robert Gwaltney; The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna; and Out Front the Following Sea by Leah Angstman. I haven’t posted my reviews for these books yet, but I will at some point, of course.

Other Bookish Progress

In March I participated in Trope-ical Readathon for the very first time. I was very intimidated because I thought I’d feel super stressed to read all the books. But it felt much more relaxed than I expected. It’s like modifying a work out to suit your needs, only it’s about books not jumping jacks. I ended up finishing five books for this readathon.

Lastly, March 21, 2022 marked one year since I posted my first book review. I celebrated my one year blogiversary by posting a Q&A session here. Check it out if you want to learn a little bit more about the blogger behind the blog. Thank you to those who submitted questions!

Book Review: A Dance With the Fae Prince by Elise Kova

Author: Elise Kova
Series: Married to Magic, #2
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Publish Date: August 19, 2021
Print Length: 344

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Book Review: A Deal With the Elf King by Elise Kova

Author: Elise Kova
Series: Married to Magic, #1
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Publish Date: November 6, 2020
Print Length: 338

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