October finally brought fall weather in my neighborhood and I was so ready for the colorful leaves and the chance to start cozying up in layers again. I’ve also started to find a new routine, which has helped me figure out pockets of time that work best for reading.
As far as the books I read this month, most were fairly middling. In my effort to read more backlist books that I got as deals for my nook, I did start several books that I didn’t finish. But I did read two new books that were above average, and one wound up being a new favorite!
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
Books I reviewed:
In a Dark, Dark Wood kept me turning the pages quickly from page one right through to the end.
The Game is a young adult dystopian with a concept that strongly reminds me of The Matrix.
Fair Play gamifies the distribution of household work to achieve better balance.
The Family Upstairs is a dark tale of dysfunctional family drama that’s kind of like watching a train wreck; you don’t want to see the damage but you just can’t help but to keep watching.The Bookish Life of Nina Hill was absolutely delightful reading from page one right through to the end.
Books I read but haven’t reviewed:
The writing style in Come Away with Me didn’t work for me, I put it down after a few chapters.I also didn’t finish Saving Grace due to the writing style not working for me.I put Against All Odds down a quarter of the way in when it got too repetitive for my taste.I was disappointed by Caught in the Act.
Other posts this month:
In this edition of Mini Reviews, I gave my quick opinions on the His Dark Materials trilogy. See the full post HERE.
On the stack for next month:
I’m splitting my November reading between a few new review copies and some books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while. I have actually already started Good Girls Lie and The Revenant, and so far they’re really working for me. Here’s for hoping rest of my November reads are just as good!
What are you reading or planning on reading next?