I had big plans for my reading in October. Then those big plans kind of flopped. Socials, daycare stuff, illnesses, shifting preparations for moving back to India, all got in the way of my reading plans this month. Also, to add, I had plans of reading a lot of spooky, dark books this month, in the spirit of Halloween, but from the five books I read this month, I’d consider only one to be slightly grim! haha
However, I think I read some really exceptional books this month, so I’m happy with that. Here is a synopsis of what I read in October.
Have you read any of these books?
How was your month of reading in October? 🙂
The Cows by Dawn O’Porter
Fast and enjoyable read, if you’re looking to read a story on women friendships, feminism, the effect of social media, dealing with suicides and how to rise above it all. I really enjoyed reading this one.
The Tent – A collection of essays by Margaret Atwood
This was the only grim/halloween worthy book I read. The essays are based on very twisted analogies, some take time to understand, and some make you shudder. This was also my first Margaret Atwood.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Highly recommended!! My favorite book of the month 🙂 You’ll love it if you like to read about living a life that is interspersed with love, sorrow, tragedy, family and humor. A story on the coming of age of a boy who loved men, and also the coming of age of a country- Ireland. Heartfelt and heart tugging:)
No Vain Loss (Book #3 from No Ordinary Star trilogy) by indie author M.C. Frank
This was my only disappointment in the books I read. I was really looking forward to finishing the series, because I had enjoyed the first two books in the series. But the finale seemed a little rushed and circular to me. I really admire and support this author, so I’m finding it difficult to write anything negative for her. I’ll still recommend the series- if you’re looking for a short, fast paced read.
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (Audiobook, narrated by Cheryl Strayed)
This was my second book of Cheryl Strayed, after Wild, and I loved this one as much as I did Wild. If you’re looking for advice, and a guide to life in general, listen to the Dear Sugar questions and the amazing responses Cheryl gives as Sugar, in this collection of questions and answers, from her column.
So, that’s a wrap, for my October reading! I have so much going on in November- shifting to India, re-settling in the office routine and daycare routine for my daughter there, probably a buddy read with my friend, trying to find out a library there, and checking out if Crosswords has improved in its collection of international books at all, trying to attempt NaNoWriMo, lots of deadlines at office, and the usual reading..whew! I wonder if I’ll be able to do even half of what I’ve planned. But I’ll keep you guys posted 😉