- The Overstory by Richard Powers ★★★☆☆ | review
- The Line That Held Us by David Joy ★★☆☆☆ | review
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan ★★☆☆☆ | review
- The Whole Story and Other Stories by Ali Smith ★★★★☆ | mini review
- The Long Take by Robin Robertson ★★★☆☆ | review
- Dopesick by Beth Macy ★★★★★ | review
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★★☆ | review
- Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh ★★★★☆ | review
- You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann ★★★★☆ | mini review
- The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin ★★☆☆☆ | review
- Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata ★★★★☆ | mini review
- Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy ★★★★☆ | review
- Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ★★★★☆ | review
Favorite: Dopesick by Beth Macy
Honorable Mentions: Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Least favorite: The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin
OCTOBER TOTAL: 13
YEARLY TOTAL: 110
After the spectacularly poor reading month that was September, I read over twice as many books in October. Quality-wise it was a bit all over the place, but one huge milestone that I completed was reading the entire Man Booker longlist before the winner announcement – you can read my thoughts on the longlist here, and my reaction to Milkman winning here, in case you missed it.
Currently reading: The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (re-read), and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
What was the best book you read in October? Comment and let me know!