Dancing out of October 2022

October is also known as the birthday month for us as it isn’t just my birthday that is then but also of family and friends. But this October was a hard month for a variety of reasons.

The Numbers

In October I read a total of 12 books which makes the total of 2022 108 books read.
Of the 12 books 9 books were fantasy, 1 book was sci-fi, 1 book was contemporary and 1 book was historical .
Out of the 31 days of October I read 13 days which amounted to a total of 3145 pages.
The rating average of this month was 3,75.


  1. Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood | 4 stars
  2. The Alchemy of Sorrow. Edited Sarah Chorn and Virginia McClain | 4 stars | ARC
  3. Daugther of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King 1) by Tricia Levenseller | 2 stars | ARC
  4. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (Singing Hills Cycle 2) by Nghi Vo | 4 Stars | Novella
  5. Into the Riverlands (Singing Hills 3) by Nghi Vo | 4 stars | Novella | ARC
  6. The Case of the Disappearing Beaune by J. Lawrence Matthews | 3 stars | ARC
  7. Archangels Resurrection (Guild Hunter 15) by Nalini Singh | 4 stars | ARC
  8. Monstress Volume 6 by Sana Takeda and Marjorie M. Liu | 5 stars
  9. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho | 4 stars
  10. The Society for Soulless Girls by Lauren Steven | 4 stars
  11. Cowboy Bebop: Supernova Swing by Dan Watters | 3 stars
  12. The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett | 4 stars

⌘ October was a bit of an off month. I had to cancel the celebration of my birthday because someone caught covid and since my dad was going to be here, I could not be near anyone who might have been near that person. My dad really can’t be exposed to covid. Nobody else caught it though luckily. But I was turning 35 and I wanted to celebrate with a dinner. We had done all the groceries already. It felt like such a shit show. I did not really move the celebration to another day. Husband didn’t hang any flags for me either so I didn’t feel very happy birtday girl, lol.

⌘ On the up however I won the author pick in Intisar Khanani’s fanart competition so that was great.

⌘ There was a fall vacation for Merijn. The week after that Merijn was sick for 6 days. Poor boy. He is still so tired from it.

⌘ And on the last day of October an eye infection started that is still going on.

Announcements and the Like
What Am I Reading During #SpooktasticReads
#SciFiMonth 2022 Participation Intent

Wrap Ups and Other Memes
Dancing out of September 2022
Show Your Bujo Theme | October 2022
The End of the 35 Books Before 35 Challenge
40 Before 40 | 5 Year Reading Challenge
Instagram Photo Challenge #SpooktasticReads Edition | Round-Up

Archangel’s Resurrection (Guild Hunter 15) by Nalini Singh | ARC
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller | ARC
Into the Riverlands (Singing Hills Cycle 3) by Nghi Vo | ARC
The Alchemy of Sorrow| ARC
Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Top Ten Tuesday
Five Dutch Bookstores I’d Love to Visit
Five Words That Give Me Feels
Picking Out a Few Urban Legends

Discussions, Topics and the Like
Book Haul 74 | So Extremely Lucky
All the Creepy in a Wonderful Bite-Size | #SpooktasticReads
5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 | #SpooktasticReads Edition

⌘ La Brea | Season 1 | Ep 1-10 | Complete

⌘ The 13 Ghosts of Scooby- Doo | Ep 1-6

⌘ War of the Worlds | Season 3 | Ep 1-2

⌘ 100% Wolf | Movie

⌘ Star Trek: Generations | Movie
⌘ Star Trek: First Contact | Movie
⌘ Star Trek: Insurrection | Movie
⌘ Star Trek: Nemesis | Movie


⌘ Tammy from Books Bones and Buffy shared 20 horror books to read in 2023.
⌘ Sara from Sara’s Reading Nook shared her favorite Portugese Words for Top Ten Tuesday.
⌘ Ari from The Book Nook posted a roundup of SpooktasticReads.

This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.

5 thoughts on “Dancing out of October 2022

  1. I’m so sorry your birthday celebrations didn’t go as planned!!! I can’t do much to cheer you up about that from my seat on the couch (lol), but nonetheless I wish you some virtual belated birthday cheer. Hopefully you can get together with friends and family sometime soon as a pseudo birthday celebration. ❤

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  2. Aw im sorry for your birthday.. same thing happened to us with my bestfriend’s baby shower. All was fine when she organised it, and then as it got here the case & many near her got covid so we didnt wanted to risk it with her pregnancy.
    Wishing you a nice November xx

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  3. It sounds like October was a very mixed month for you. The reading and watching look good, but the life stuff sounds a lot rougher. I’m sorry you didn’t get a proper birthday celebration. I hope the eye infection clears up soon!

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