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Month in review

Reviews
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank
Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance
Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Bow Wow by Spencer Quinn
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton
Field Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
Ivy by Katherine Coville
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
Lumberjanes Volume 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt
Otis by Loren Long
Our Hero by Jennifer L. Holm
Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury
Queen and Country Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game by Amy Gutierrez
Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle
We Are the Engineers by Angela Melick
Winnebago Graveyard #3 by Steve Niles
A Woman's World Tour in a Motor by Harriet White Fisher
Wrong Side of the Paw by Laurie Cass Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 27)
October 2017 Sources
October 2017 Summary
Reading Goals for 2018

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


October 2017 Sources: 11/10/17

October meant another move — to our new to us house. October also meant the start of the CYBILS, and reading for it. Being too busy to buy new books, meant I read books I already had on hand and of course, library books.

ROOB metric for the last three years

I read more library books this October compared to last year, but fewer books over all. My ROOB score ticked upwards. That's due to the library books out numbering all other forms of reading. That said, the ROOB score is still better than it was last October.

ROOB plotted by month

October's ROOB score is identical to what it was in 2012 and the lowest it's been since 2012. Not being able to buy new books kept the ROOB score lower than it otherwise would have been.

ROOB averages by month.

The monthly average for October dropped to -1.72 from -1.60. It's an improvement, but October still remains my worst ROOB month on average.

November is the month we have to get cracking on making our short lists for the CYBILS. I'm all moved in now (save for unpacking) and have no travel plans until next year. That means more time for reading. I am, however, also doing NANOWRIMO.

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