Y’all, I had snow on October twentieth. The white stuff isn’t supposed to come until November.
But the snow is pretty, and it’s not super cold yet, so I’m doing my best to enjoy it. Besides, snowy days put me in a reading mood!
October was a wonderful month for reading! I read eight books this month. And there were a bunch of good ones in there. I’m not sure how I’m going to be able to pick a favorite.
Something fun that happened this month with reading was that I got to read an e-ARC copy of Nomad by R. J. Anderson! Nomad is the second book in the Flight and Flame trilogy, and is releasing this month from Enclave Publishing. My review of the first book, Swift, can be found here. Nomad was super good. I am definitely looking forward to the final book, Torch, which releases in February.
And since it’s just too hard for me to pick a favorite read from this month, I’ll list off of the top reads (and do my best to not list all of them). In no particular order:
- The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy
- Swift by R. J. Anderson
- On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson (review coming soon!)
Once more, I did not keep track of my word count for this month. However, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this November, so I will have a word count for November! And I am planning to start doing a better job of tracking my monthly word count.
I passed the midpoint for Rowan’s story and am now working my way through some more obstacles, disasters, and other “fun” stuff until the climax comes. Well, it’s fun for me, but “fun” for Rowan. I’m hoping to finish Rowan’s story this month with doing NaNo. I have a post coming with more info about NaNoWriMo coming soon.
I’ve started to work more on my next story idea, which is basically BBC’s Merlin meets my brain, grounded in Howard Pyle’s The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. And that’s all you get to know about it! Or at least, for right now. But it’s been super fun to do some brainstorming about this idea and get feedback on it from some friends. I can’t wait to get to share more about it with you all hopefully someday soon.
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How was your October? Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?