Sunday Book News (Book Haul & Wrap Up) – Welcome October!

Posted October 2, 2016 by Melissa in Added to the Bookshelf | 30 Comments


(Inspired by Mailbox Monday, IMM, Clock Rewinders and the like)

 Notes from Melissa

It’s October!! Bring on the best 3 months of the year.


For some reason, I always feel super invigorated this time of year (I think part of it is that my allergies and sinuses let up a bit so I’m not always either in pain or in a fog) Plus Halloween, Thanksgiving And Christmas!! Need I say more? I even posted a few reviews for some great Christmas Reads…see below.

I really took it easy with the blog over the Summer but plan to really get back into it this Autumn. Hopefully Anna’s Blog Ahead will help me get a bit of a cushion back. It’s a great event and if you are interested…you should definitely check it out. Link below.

As you can see, I’ve been reading a lot…I just need to actually write of my reviews. At least for the review books – I generally don’t review the 2/3 of the books I read that are pleasure books…but am thinking that I really should even if it’s only a compilation monthly of  one line reviews.


 Recently on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf


What I Read The Past Few Weeks

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Audiobook)
Chapter and Hearse (Booktown Mystery #4) by Lorna Barrett
Six Earlier Days (Every Day 0.5) – David Levithan
When in Doubt, Add Butter – Beth Harbison (Audiobook)
Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2) – Jill Shalvis
The Opposite of Everyone – Joshilyn Jackson (Audiobook)
Snowfall on Haven Point (Haven Point #5) – RaeAnne Thayne
Sentenced to Death (Booktown Mystery #5) – Lorna Barrett
Murder on the Half Shelf (Booktown Mystery #6) – Lorna Barrett

What I Am Reading Today

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) – Marissa Meyer
First, Best and Only – Barbara Delinsky (Audiobook)

 What I’m Watching

📺 Ghost Whisperer– I watched this show years ago when it originally aired and just remember loving the setting (small town upstate New York,Antique shop & Renovated Victorian home) and even moreso Jennifer Love Hewitt’s clothes…I was obsessed and maybe I still am. LOL Hubby and I happened to be channel surfing and saw a bit of an episode on the telly and now we’re watching the series on Netflix. I’ve been on a cozy mystery reading kick lately and I think this show is feeding into that for me!

Current Giveaways

♥ $25 Amazon or BN Gift Card (10/11/16)

♥ Mason jar firefly lights (10/19/16)

 Around the Blogoshere

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon November 9th-15th Signup

Added to the Bookshelf

For Review or Review Consideration

Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

Criminal Magic

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

Library Loot

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
First, Best and Only by Barbara Delinsky


Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
Odyssey by Homer
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner
Sentenced to Death (Booktown Mystery #5) by Lorna Barrett
Murder on the Half Shelf (Booktown Mystery #6) by Lorna Barrett
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Six Earlier Days (Every Day 0.5) by David Levithan


That’s all for me this week! What new goodies have arrived on your doorstep? Leave me a link in the comments and I’ll come check out your post!

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30 responses to “Sunday Book News (Book Haul & Wrap Up) – Welcome October!

  1. Seriously “invigorated” is the perfect word for this time of year. You just said everything I love about the last 3 months of the year. This is my favorite time! I get so excited and feel so motivated this time of year. Plus the sinuses do let up and that makes me very happy.

    Have a great week, Melissa! Happy Reading!
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  2. I don’t review everything I read, I do review most but sometimes I just take a break and skip one! And I agree about the next 3 months- love this time of year! the holidays and the changing seasons… it’s all great.

    I like scary or mysterious type reads this time of year too. Hopefully I can get to some good ones or even a cozy or two. Sentenced to Death looks fun.
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  3. Kathy Martin

    I do try to review everything I read. I have two blogs and want to post 2 reviews each week on each of them. I like this time of year too, second only to summer. I stop liking it when the snow starts to fall. I really, really don’t like snow and cold. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. This is my favorite time of year too, and I agree – the best three months of the year. 🙂

    I don’t review everything, because like you, a lot of reading is just for me. I will sometimes get a bug and then do a compilation type review thing, little shortie reviews. I’m getting ready to do that actually, since I am a little behind. 🙂

    Ghost Whisperer sounds good – I never watched it but I am thinking I will try it!

  5. I love this time of year as well! I think it is the weather with no allergies! It looks like you got some great new books to read! I do review every book that I read now I used to only review the ones that I really enjoyed or wanted to get other people’s opinions on! Happy Reading!

  6. I love October, too. Well, fall in general, until it gets cold and rainy. Cool, crisp autumn days with deep blue skies and brilliant fall colors — heavenly!

    You’ve read some interesting books over the last few weeks — looks like you’re on a Booktown Mystery binge. One of these days I want to read that series. Enjoy your new acquisitions, and have a wonderful week!

  7. I also like October, as it’s the start of autumn weather usually. the cooler weather and the changing leaves are nice. That picture of the autumn forest is pretty! I am also participating in Blog Ahead, it’s always a fun challenge.

    I do review all my books as I enjoy reviewing them. I like your idea of doing one line reviews when you don’t feel like writing a whole review. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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