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Monthly Wrap up | October 2017

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Hello Readers,

I am writing a post after a long time, this month was not good for me. There were so many family emergencies. My fiance was sick and frequently admitted to the hospital. We have lost one of our close relatives. 🙁 Overall, this month was very sad and despite being a month of Diwali it didn’t go well. Only the good news is that I joined my new job and I am very much happy with my work, team, and company. Due to all these, my mind was totally occupied and reading totally got sidelined. I able to complete just 4 books, among them, two were small reads.


For me monthly wrap-up is an essential post which helps me evaluate my month at a glance and it is also a great way to record reading progress. I hope you all will enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. 


So let’s have a look at my October reading.

Crooked house by Agatha Christie 

Adventures in Farland by Moshank Relia

Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra 

♦ Three thousands stitches by Sudha Murthy

Crooked House by Agatha Christie 

Adventures in Farland by Moshank Relia 

Interview of Serina Adham, The author of Lulu’s Ballam-Bam-Bam Grooves 

So Near the Horizon by Jessica Koch, Jaime Mcgill 

Mritunjaya by Shivaji Sawant 

The Diary of a young girl by Anne Frank 

Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra 

“Starting prayers in a proactive manner,when you are not facing any great challenges in life, is the best thing you can do.”

Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra

♥ Our life is precious so enjoy each and every moment.

♥ The judicial system and the police are corrupt, they don’t feel shame to play politics on a woman who just lost her life.

I wasn’t able to read more books, thus can’t fulfill my bookish goal. However, I read Crooked House by Agatha Christie and two non-fiction, Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra (self-help) and Three thousands stitches by Sudha Murthy.

            We should read self-help books 

A self-help book can be boring and we normally don’t want someone to blabber tips and trick. But there come some self-help books which are very good and we need to read them once in a while.

‘Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra’ is a precious book, which perfectly sums our daily lives. This book includes various excellent tips and techniques which can help us to live a healthier life. This book motivated me to start meditation again.

Silence the court is in session by Vijay Tendulkar – Book review 

The night train at Deoli and other stories by Ruskin Bond – Book review 

Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore- Book review 

♥ I want to regain my reading speed.

♥ I want to start doing Yoga again.

♥ I want to finish reading my TBR and review copies, I am totally lacking behind. 🙁

Thank you so much reading, I hope you liked my post. How many books have you read this month? And are you planning to read any non-fiction book for #NonfictionNovember? Do let us know below. 🙂 If you want book recommendation then check our non-fiction section. 😀

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Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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  • I am glad that you are better now 🙂 I wish that all this could have been prevented, but you know the world 🙁

    I am glad that you read atleast 4 books, that’s is usually for normal reading for each month 😀

    And congratulations for the new job 🙂 I hope you’ll keep enjoying it 🙂

    • Sheetal Maurya November 6, 2017 Reply

      Thank you so much Simant for your kind words totally appreciate 🙂 Yes it could have prevented. Yes, I hope I will keep enjoying my job. Thanks for reading <3 🙂

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