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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Monthly Reflections ~ October 2020

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Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

How I Did With My Goals This Month:

I didn't have any goals.

#1. Read at least 100 books that were on my TBR before 2020.
1-On Wings of Devotion (The Codebreakers, #2)
2-Protecting His Secret Son (Callahan Confidential #6)
3-It's Not Supposed to Be This Way
4-Killer Amnesia
5-Soldier's Christmas Secrets (Justice Seekers #1)
6-Justice Mission (True Blue K-9 Unit #1)
7-Saving the Saved
8-Christmas Ranch Rescue (Wrangler's Corner #5)
9-The Firefighter's Twins
10-He Speaks, I Listen: Finding God’s Love in Life's Challenges
11-The Way of the Brave (Global Search and Rescue #1)
12-Cold Case Secrets (True North Heroes #4)
13-The Heart Answers
14-End Game (Capital Intrigue, #1)
15-As Easy As Riding A Bike (Justin Harbor #1)
16-Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships
17-Lake Season (Bluebell Inn Romance, #1)
18-Undercover Twin
19-I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life
20-Throne of Grace (Cliff Walk Courtships, #1)

21-Until the Dawn (Until the Dawn, #1)
22-Seconds to Live (Homeland Heroes, #1)
23-Untroubled: Devotions and Prayers for Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
24-The Deception (The Delusion #2)
25-The 30-Day Prayer Challenge for Women
26-The Heart of an Agent (The Adirondack Pinkertons #2)
27-Plain Jeopardy
28-Beyond Betrayal
29-A Genesis to Revelation Scripture Memory Guide
30-Somebody Like You
32-Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence
33-Small Town Justice
34-5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of God's Faithfulness in the History of the Church
35-An Uncommon Woman
36-Almost Amish
37-Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets, #2)
38-When Love Arrives (Misty Willow #2)
39-The Memory Thief
40-Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

#2. Read more books each month from my NetGalley TBR than I request.
January | Requested: 11 | Read: 12
February | Requested: 0 | Read: 7
March | Requested: 11 | Read: 10
April| Requested: 0| Read: 4
Officially giving up on this goal...too difficult to remember/track. lol

#3. Review EACH book I read, even if only on Goodreads.
January | Complete
February | Complete
March | Complete
April | Complete
May | Complete
June | Complete 
July | Complete
August | Complete
September | Complete
October | Complete

#4. Get TBR under 200 books.
Currently have 300 TBR books. 

Lastly, #5. Read all the Love Inspired books that were on my NetGalley TBR before 2020.

Books Read This Month: 

Favorite Read of the Month: 

A Heart of Gold or The Plans We Made. Both were amazing reads!

Some Books I Added to My TBR Pile This Month:

  • My goal is to read 8+ books. 

Now it's your turn! What did you accomplish in October, what do you hope to accomplish in November?


  1. I read 12 books in October and am slated to read 5 or 6 in November. A .
    Lot of books were released in October! Whew.

  2. I have a ton of book reviews to accomplish for NetGalley. I hope to make headway on that goal in Novemeber. I read too many and then can't remember what the book was about. It's a bad habit. I have decided not to request anymore books until I have written at least 10 reviews.
    You have great books on your list!
    Sharon Paavola

  3. Some great suspense reads!

    Here is mine:

  4. @Paula Shreckhise

    Wow! Great job on reading so many books in October. I agree - there were a ton of books that released last month.

  5. @Sharon

    I know exactly what you mean! It is so much tougher to review a book when I don't write it right away... Thanks for commenting and I hope your review writing goes well. :)

  6. @Sarita

    Awesome! I'll go stop by. Thanks!


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