Welcome November – Fictionophile’s updates and October’s book haul

I love November. Settling back into a routine at home. Doing some holiday planning and shopping. Going for long walks in the crisp autumn air…

Autumn is such a beautiful season in Nova Scotia. 

Musquodoboit River, Nova Scotia

October sunset on Cape John, Nova Scotia

I endured a disheartening reading slump in October, but I’m happy to report that I think it is now over. The books that broke the slump?
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine“. This title will be on my best of 2017 list for sure!“In a cottage in a wood”. A compelling suspense novel that kept me transfixed.

I received four titles from NetGalley in October

I received FIVE titles from Edelweiss in OctoberAND

I received one title from Bloodhound Books

So TEN more review commitments in October. I am valiantly trying to get my TBR under control and I’m working toward my 80% NetGalley badge.  My NetGalley feedback ratio improved a little this month.  Considering I got four new NetGalley titles, I’m proud of the improvement. Yeh! Go me!

I purchased the following TWO books in Kindle format from Amazon.ca

(I did purchase more than two, but the rest were bargains that can be found on my Miserly Monday posts.)

$ 3.99

First in a series, this sounds like a perfect holiday read. I bought it because I loved Kate Hewitt’s “Rainy day sisters

$ 2.99

First in a new series of police procedurals set in Norfolk

I’m on the internet WAY too much. I admit it.  But sometimes my time is paid off in spades when I discover new titlesYes, I know, my TBR doesn’t need any more…

Anyway, I was excited enough about these two new titles that I just HAD to share them with you!

The marvelous Clare Mackintosh has a new book coming out!!!!!!  Can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on a copy as I loved her first two novels, “I let you go” and “I see you”.and…

Juliet Bell (unknown author to me) has written a re-telling of the classic “Wuthering Heights” set in 1980s Yorkshire.  That, and the marvelous cover ensured that I am gasping for it…

The relationship between authors and book bloggers is discussed by the author Ann Troup on this great post from The Tattooed Book Geek.  It is definitely worth a read!

So, all in all, October was a great month for my blog. Thanks to all my fellow bookbloggers who have been SO very supportive, and who share my posts via Twitter, etc.

Fictionophile now has 2,066 followers.  Thanks all!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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30 Responses to Welcome November – Fictionophile’s updates and October’s book haul

  1. madbooklove says:

    Beautiful pics! I so want to visit Nova Scotia. One of these days…77%! You must be so happy, and you’ve worked so diligently to get there. Can I ask how where you started at and how long it took you to get this far? I need some hope that I can accomplish the impossible!


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  3. gkdewolfe says:

    Oh my, Lynne, you made my day!! I didn’t know Clare Mackintosh has a new book coming and checked on line
    and was able to preorder a copy…..not released until next March but I will
    last and also read your review!!!!

    Happy your reading enjoyment has


  4. Love the photos of Nova Scotia. Beautiful! And congratulations on your blog’s success.

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  5. Emma says:

    Gorgeous photos. I am looking forward to the Peter Swanson book, even though I was somewhat disappointed by his last one.

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  6. carhicks says:

    I love the fall pictures. Looks like you have some good reads for November. I have to add Eleanor Oliphant to my TBR now.

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  7. abbywd says:

    Nova Scotia is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures. Great post! It has given me a lot of new books to add to my TBR.

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  8. LisaD says:

    What an excellent post! As a blogger I always appreciate when it’s apparent an author has taken the time to check out my blog and then contact me. I’m always honored when an author thinks I may enjoy their book and would be a good fit to represent them. Because yes, we become ambassadors for these authors and these books and if we are lucky, our opinions matter to a reader somewhere. If you’ve taken the time to check me out then I will always return the favor even if, in the end, I decide not to read your book. Sometimes, if you’re polite and genuine, I’ll even pass on a fellow bloggers name that may be a good fit for you if I can’t be.

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  9. skyecaitlin says:

    Lynne, these look amazing to me, and I have already many of your raves from the past. Thank you!

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  10. Awesome post!!!! I’m going to Nova Scotia for December 😀 I was there during the summer and it was beautiful!


  11. HyperchildChillmom says:

    Pretty neat that you are in Nova Scotia as well! Great reading list. Mine is tiny and I want to keep it that way for now, Let me Lie looks very good though!
    Can’t wait to read more on your blog in the coming months!

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  12. Love the pics of NS. We wanted to ride there when we still had our bikes but never made it. Still on our bucket list tho. Good post. Thx

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  13. 😱 Peter Swanson’s new novel 😱 I’m so jealous of you right now haha!

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  14. Cathy says:

    Those photographs! Just gorgeous. I think Nova Scotia has to be a bucket list item!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Christine says:

    What a delish post, Lynne! So many of these titles are new to me. I cannot wait to look them all up!!!

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  16. Fantastic post! I love the different cover for Blood Sisters, a book I really enjoyed and I’m sure will too.

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