Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fun Halloween! It was super rainy and windy here, so a lot of trick or treating got cancelled and moved to tonight. I hope people will actually be out tonight since I am going to be dressing up and helping my friend Sarah @WindsorWrites hand out candy at her place.
Anyway, since October is officially over, it is time once again for the monthly stats!
- 19 books read
- 185 average pages per book
The average number of pages was lower this month than previous months since I ended up reading a lot of manga:
As you can see, the vast majority of what I read in October was either manga or graphic novels. This was mostly because I picked up a bunch of manga due to Barnes & Nobel having a buy 2 get 1 free on Kodansha manga.
Because most of what I read was manga, I didn’t end up re-reading any books in October. Every book I read last month was new to me. Kinda neat actually! Still, I do like to re-read my favorites.
I read a surprising number of standalones…surprising because, again, most of what I read was manga, and most manga are part of a series.
I was feeling the spookies last month, and finally started to read some more horror. Now I really need to get on with reading more New Weird (which was a goal I made for myself at the beginning of the year. So far, I have done abominably.)
Lots of gender unknowns last month. Again, this was because I read a lot of manga, and some mangaka it is difficult to find any information about them online.
No five star reads for me this month. The one N/A was for an anthology of old horror short stories. I had trouble rating it because each story I would have rated very differently. I could have done an average, but I feel that doesn’t give a great picture of what I actually thought.
Anyway, that’s it for October. Overall it was a pretty good month. I am just happy the cold weather has finally arrived.