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Monthly Wrap-up :September/October TBR

I read eighteen books in September. This is the highest number of books that I have ever read in a single month. I woke up one morning and found myself with over 10 books all expiring in a period of 2 weeks so I had to be deliberate with my reading and actually create time to get through the books before expiration especially since they were ARCs for review.

Anyway, here are the books.Click on the titles to read my reviews of each book.

Source: My bookshelf


Source: NetGalley

 Source: Library


 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


My October TBR list has all the 9 books on my NetGalley shelf and 3 from my own bookshelf.

My Bookshelf

  • Love in the time of Cholera by Grabriel Marquez
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


NetGalley Shelf


  • Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
  • Stay with me by Adebay Ayobami
  • Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Levitt
  • Safe with me by K.L Slater
  • The One that got away by Melissa Pimentel
  • The Girl who stole the apple by Peter Ticker
  • Dark Water by Robert Bryndza
  • One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah


Reading Challenge update: My 2016 reading challenge was basically to read 50 books by the end of the year. I have read 82 books so far. God willing, I hope to reach 100 books by December. I also hope to read more diverse books and definitely, more African literature books and classics.


I hope that you had a wonderful month. Happy October. Cheers!


21 comments on “Monthly Wrap-up :September/October TBR

  1. Anna @MyBookishDream
    October 1, 2016

    You really managed to read a ton of books this year. That’s amazing! I really hope that you will enjoy Pride and Prejudice, as it’s one of my favourite books. 🙂 Hope you have a great October.

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      I am surprised by the number.Its first time that I’m counting the number of books that I read in a year.I have always been a fast reader but never know just how many books I go through 🙂 Thank you.Can’t wait to read Pride and Prejudice.Have a wonderful October 🙂

  2. I’m officially impressed!

  3. Angie
    October 1, 2016

    Congrats Diana! That’s a lot of books you’ve read. I’m so jealous.. Haha.. 👍💜

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      I hope that you had a good reading month too :-)Thank ❤

  4. Ali (@thebandarblog)
    October 1, 2016

    You’ve read a bunch of books this month! I really want to read The Girl in Cabin 10. Seems like such a fun read!!
    Ali @ the bandar blog 

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      I liked The Woman in Cabin 10.If you like psychological thrillers then I definitely reccomend it.Thanks 🙂

  5. Jay Alonzo
    October 1, 2016

    That book.. The One That Got Away.. I must say it literally got away from me! Haha.. 😂
    But anyways, I see that you’ve acccomplished a lot the past month and congratulations for that! Here’s to me wishing you a fabulous October. 😊

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      Thank you so much.Have a wonderful October too 🙂

  6. Laila@BigReadingLife
    October 1, 2016

    82 books already! Wow!

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      Yeah,I guess its been a good reading year 🙂

  7. dez | the fun in reading books
    October 1, 2016

    Wow, that’s a lot of books! Good job and enjoy your books this month. 🙂 I’ve read It Ends With Us and it’s a pretty heartbreaking book.

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      I agree with you on It Ends with us.Heartbreaking though a powerful read.Thanks.Have a wonderful new month 🙂

  8. Annie
    October 2, 2016

    Wow, busy month 😀 As usual!!

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      Haha,busier than Usual 🙂 I hope that you had a good reading month too.Have a wonderful October ❤

  9. Yvo
    October 3, 2016

    Wow that’s an impressive number! And so many titles I want to read as well… As for your October TBR: I’m reading Safe With Me right now and Dark Water is one of my next reads. 😉 Homegoing is also high on my list… I hope you will enjoy your books this month!

  10. charliegirlteachergirl
    October 3, 2016

    Wow. And I only finished one. All the gold stars for you! That’s so incredibly impressive. I can’t even think about reading the next 18 books on my list all in one month. Fantastic!

  11. @lynnsbooks
    October 4, 2016

    Wow, you had a really impressive month. I hope next month is just as good for you.
    Lynn 😀

  12. Megan @ bookslayerReads
    October 6, 2016

    You had an awesome reading month in September! You go, girl! I also hope to read more diverse literature this month. And I’d like to try to read more classics… they’re just so intimidating!! Good luck on your goal to reach 100 books by the end of the year!

  13. peculiarb
    October 7, 2016

    18 books, wow, I’m impressed! Your October seems to be full too, I hope you manage to get through your TBR! 🙂

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