- The End We Start From by Megan Hunter ★★★ + review
- Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart ★★★ + review
- The Book Collector by Alice Thompson ★★★★ + mini review
- Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn ★★★ + review
- Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie ★★★★★ + review
- Bird Box by Josh Malerman ★★★★★ + review
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy ★★ + review
Best: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Runner up: Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
Worst: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
OCTOBER TOTAL: 7 books
YEARLY TOTAL SO FAR: 85 books (goal was 60)
I feel like these star ratings don’t accurately represent my reading month, which was Not Great….. continuing from September I had a long streak of 3 stars, and then most of my month was spent reading War and Peace, which clearly I did not end up loving. (Though I do feel a bit bad giving it the distinction of the worst of the month…. perhaps a more fair assessment would be The End We Start From which is one of the most unremarkable books I’ve ever read, but at least that held my attention – War and Peace was just a massive two month long struggle for me.)
In non-book news, it wasn’t a bad month! I went on a road trip to Hartford and Boston and got to see some theatre and got to hang out with Chelsea and Steph, which was a lot of fun. We saw the Les Miserables tour and then a sadly short-lived production of Merrily We Roll Along in Boston – review of that HERE.
Now the currently reading/TBR stuff… I’m in the middle of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (buddy read with Steph) and having a lot of fun with that! Also reading An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis and The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, and I haven’t touched The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride in weeks but now that I’ve finished War and Peace maybe I’ll have the mental energy to dive back into that. Or maybe I’ll put it off for another month. Anyway, November will also include a buddy read of Wuthering Heights with Hadeer, The Absolutist by John Boyne, The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor, A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee… and maybe other things! We shall see. I’m really excited about some of these.
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What was the best book you read in October? Comment and let me know!