The most-read articles on my blog in October 2023

The most-read articles on my blog in October 2023

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Every month it's fun to look back and see which of the articles I published that month had the most views. Not only does this bring me some joy to see what people actually want to read but it can serve as analysis for future articles and making sure I'm writing what you guys want to be reading. The majority of my traffic comes from Google as opposed to my social media channels so this is often what people are searching too. Therefore, below I have listed the top five most-read articles I posted in October. This isn't a list of every article I have on my blog as this would likely stay the same. However, I do often post these statistics whenever they highlight any interesting trends, so make…
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The four books I read in October 2023 and what I thought about them

The four books I read in October 2023 and what I thought about them

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Yes I'm writing this blog post incredibly late, but to be honest with how busy I've been recently, you're lucky you're getting it all to be honest! Anyway, let's get into the four books I read in October and what I thought of them. So, as the title suggests, in October I managed to read four books. Which when you consider three of them were over 500 pages, I think is not a bad showing to be honest. What I've done below, as I do with all of these sorts of articles, is list the four books, include the summary from my review, a link to the full review and a link to buy the book itself from Amazon if you wish. If you see a book you've also read…
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What are your tips for someone who is in a reading slump?

What are your tips for someone who is in a reading slump?

Features, Tips and Tricks
Let me first state a couple of things before I start this article: you don't always have to be reading to be a "reader" and you should never feel like you're failing anyone if you're not reading. Reading is a hobby, do it when you enjoy it and for as long as you enjoy it. However, what if you're in a slump? What if you're in the mood where you just would rather be doing anything rather than reading but you absolutely know once you're 20 pages into a book, you'll absolutely love it? Well, I went out and asked my social media audience what their suggestions would be and have come back with some ideas. I had quite a few responses with a few that matched one another. Instead…
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The Top 10 Most-Rated Books on Goodreads – number two might surprise you!

The Top 10 Most-Rated Books on Goodreads – number two might surprise you!

Features, Recommendations
Goodreads has become the biggest platform on the internet for us book lovers to give our honest reviews of books and also to go and find brand new books to pick up. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. One of the biggest features that sets Goodreads apart early on is its simple “out of five” rating system that gives an obvious average rating for each book based on everyone’s thoughts. As well as showing you what the average rating is, it also shows you how many people in total have…
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The Top 5 Most-Read Articles on my blog in September 2023

The Top 5 Most-Read Articles on my blog in September 2023

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Every month, I compile a list of the top five articles that I posted from the previous month in order of the most to least read. Therefore, the start of October has rolled around and so I've headed over to my Google Analytics and had a quick look to see what you lot had been reading. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. I do this every month for several reasons. The first is simply to give you lot an idea as to which articles have been the most read over…
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The Four books I read in September 2023

The Four books I read in September 2023

Features, Monthly Round Ups
This month was another quiet month as I was once again physically reading a lot of the books instead of listening to them (which means I don't get through them quite as quickly). However, there's been one book this month that may just shoot to my list of some of the best books I've ever read. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links given below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. So, what is this article? At the end of every month, I have a look back through all of the books I've read that month and provide…
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Chapters book tag – all the chapter questions answered

Chapters book tag – all the chapter questions answered

Blog Tags, Features
I was kindly tagged by @amyreadslit on Instagram to take part in this bookish tag. I often forget about these, but I was determined to take part this time. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. This one was an easy enough tag to take part in as it didn't require me to run off and curate a big selection of specific books from my bookshelf for the picture. I just picked a random selection including the one book I do specifically mention. The tag itself asks questions about chapters in…
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What makes a really good thriller?

What makes a really good thriller?

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The thriller genre is one of the best-selling genres of books out there. It is, without a doubt, a genre of book that gets most people talking and has become a space where many authors find a lot of success. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. There are some of the massive hitters in the genre such as Lisa Jewell, Lee Child, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Anthony Horowitz, David Baldacci, John Grisham etc (apologies if I’ve missed out any big names you can think of). These are the authors who…
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How to make sure you’re always motivated to write

How to make sure you’re always motivated to write

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I have owned and been writing on a blog for well over two years now and it has meant that I've had to learn how to keep productively writing without feeling burned out. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Yes, I'm not sitting here and writing some huge essay or writing out a novel of hundreds of pages but it does require me multiple times a week to build up the motivation to pull out my laptop or iPad and start writing. Therefore, I thought I'd use some of the…
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The Three Books I Read in August And Why I Read So Few

The Three Books I Read in August And Why I Read So Few

Features, Monthly Round Ups
So August was a very busy month for me, just not when it came to reading. I managed to finish three books throughout the month, probably the least amount of books I've finished in a month for quite some time. Don't get me wrong, they were nearly all great books, but it's still not as many as a book blogger should be reading (don't worry, I don't actually set myself any unachievable goals). But there's a good reason why, I was on holiday! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Yeah,…
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