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October 2018 Books vs Moods

My last similar post was: September 2018 Books Vs Moods

I had a very good month from all angles! I read some great books, spent a lot of time outdoors and walked or exercised almost everyday! Therefore, I am more than happy to present my book recommendations with their respective moods from those that I liked enough to give four+ stars.

DO click on each of the cover pages to be linked back to the review and see if you would like it too!

As an additional bonus set of reviews, I also want to (for no apparent reason apart from the fact that I felt like it) list out the books I voted for in the first round of the Goodreads choice awards and will link their reviews to the respective cover pages too.

I hope you have stumbled on this post with some time at hand for a leisurely stroll through all the following reviews( if interested that is).

Restless energy (Chase/thrill)

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) 39924779 45100  42275914 32733010

Rainy day read(cosy/comfortable/Tearful)

34371605   40190686 

Reading group analysis( Profound/cerebral/debatable)

35133917 35508633



Informational / Reading to learn or do


I do welcome any suggestions on any other mood type I could address, I grow bored of using miscellaneous as a cover.

My choices for GoodReads Choice awards opening round:


My own recommendation for Humour

(Since I had not read any of the others)

Dear Dwayne, With Love by Eliza Gordon

My recommendation for Best comic/graphic novel

Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes by Andrew Tsyaston

Best Memoir/Autobiography

Educated by Tara Westover

My own choice for Best Non-Fiction

Lands of Lost Borders by Kate  Harris

Best Fantasy (Might change if I read any of the other options soon)

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

Best Fiction

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

My own choice for

Best Debut author

(Am a little surprised she wasn’t already on the list)

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland


Best of the Best

Very tough call between

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

and All the Light We Cannot See

But I chose the former

Best Mystery and Thriller

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

My own choice for Best Romance

(Since I had not read any on  the list)

Messing with Matilda by Cat Lavoie

My own choice for Best Picture book

Wild Buildings and Bridges by Etta Kaner

My own choice for Children and Middle grade

Again I am surprised this wasn’t already on the long listThe Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

My own choice for CookBooks

Veggie Burger Atelier by Nina Olsson

Best Historical fiction

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton


What do you think of my choices?  Any recommendations on other books in the same categories I should give a try?




I will try to make my presentation a little better the next time around, something is very glitchy today.

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