The goals where I’m ahead are in blue; bang on are in green; behind by up to five books are in orange; anything else is in red. I now have a running total to show where I should be for the month too (e.g. by June I needed to read 182 books overall).
- 250 or fewer books bought;
- 366 books read overall;
- 200 books read which I owned prior to 2016;
- no more than 10% of income on books per month.
- Books bought this year so far: 182/200.
- October books bought: 11/20.
- October budget: Smashed to smithereens on non-fiction titles.
- Owned books read this month: 9/16.
- Books read this month: 23/31.
- Owned books read overall: 156/167 (11 books behind).
- Books read overall: 293/305 (12 books behind).
A TBR for this month looks more or less the same as last month, because I was hopeless, with a few additions.
- Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer.
- Ben Aaronovitch, The Hanging Tree.
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds.
- Marie Brennan, In Ashes Lie.
- Mike Brooks, Dark Sky.
- Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.
- Mira Grant, Deadline.
- Mira Grant, Blackout.
- Joseph Hansen, Skinflick.
- Seanan McGuire, An Artificial Night.
- Seanan McGuire, Late Eclipses.
- Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, Certain Dark Things.
- Emma Newman, After Atlas.
- Cherie Priest, The Family Plot.
- John Scalzi, The Ghost Brigades.
And this month’s ShelfLove challenge theme is to name one bookish thing you’re thankful for, and I think my answer has to be… bookmarks. I love having bookmarks and using them, not just to mark my place in a book, but to celebrate fandoms I like, mark reading targets, and… honestly, just to collect them. Even really plain boring ones. (I have some from my grandfather’s Rotary Club. They are not pretty, just plain stiff paper, but they have been with me a long time now.)