Fictionophile’s October 2019 #bookhaul

I’ve been trying to request fewer titles each month in an effort to get a handle on my TBR and review commitments. I’m proud of myself this month as I only added FOUR more review commitments. There are just SO many wonderful titles available right now on NetGalley and Edelweiss that the temptation is great.

Here is my current NetGalley feedback ratio

(as you can see, I’m still teetering right at the 80% mark so I don’t dare get any more titles from NetGalley until I have a bit of a cushion. Having worked so hard to get the 80% badge, I refuse to lose it again…)

NetGalley stat for the end of September

NetGalley stat for the end of October

Notice that I reviewed two and got two more so essentially I’m just maintaining/ treading water. LOL

This should change next month as I plan to have a “Nothing But NetGalley” November.

Two that I got this month from NetGalley:

Strangers at the Gate” by Catriona McPherson

The Tenant” by Katrine Engberg

And two from Edelweiss:

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey



The Woman in the Mirror” by Rebecca James





So, only FOUR more review commitments in OCTOBER.


But, being a weak bookworm…. I also purchased TEN new Kindle books from in October (no self control…)

total expenditure = $ 23.91  Cdn. (not bad for 10 books!)

Two of the ten were pre-orders:

Why She Ran” by Geraldine Hogan

(some of you might know her as Faith Hogan)

I thoroughly enjoyed her last book so was very excited to see this new one coming out on December 19th published by Bookouture.

If you’re interested, you can read my review of her last book, “Her Sister’s Bones“.

Christmas at the Edge of the World” by Kate Hewitt

Kate Hewitt has been a favourite author of mine ever since I read her “Rainy Day Sisters“. (my review here)

This short Christmas novel is set in the Orkney islands in northern Scotland. “Christmas at the Edge of the World” is published by Tule Publishing and is out on November 4th.

And the remaining eight were delivered to my Kindle instantly. Gotta love it!

I purchased this one after reading Carla’s review.

How was YOUR month of October? 

Any wonderful acquisitions added to your TBR?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Hope life is treating you with the respect you deserve.

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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15 Responses to Fictionophile’s October 2019 #bookhaul

  1. I am cutting back requests too … I can’t keep up with the arrival of books in the mail


  2. Carol says:

    Treading water to maintain 80 is an accomplishment! 🙌 your nose is still above water!

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  3. Karen says:

    Good luck with keeping the 80% on NG. I can only dream…..!🤣


  4. Yep, we need to do an intervention. I have heart palpitations if mine drops below 97%! I swore I wouldn’t take anymore because of the holidays but darn that Kensington!

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  5. Congrats on the excellent ratio on Netgalley! The number of books you’ve read on the platform is staggering, how long have you been a member? I just joined this year and have been loving it. Anywho, nice haul- The Woman In The Mirror really catches my eye.

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  6. I wish my ratio looked that good :p

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