Books Read = 7
Oh, well, could be better, could be worse. I started off the month actually on a bit of a roll, finally getting out of my… oh… 4-month hiatus. But then I got a second job. And a new TV that I can watch netflix on! Who can guess what my free time is now spent on? But 7 isn’t bad especially when you look at my 0 in July. Oops. At least I managed a couple reviews too. 🙂
- [5 Oct] The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud ★★★★★
- [6 Oct] Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman ★★
- [12 Oct] Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen King ★★
- [17 Oct] Top Ten Tuesday – The Best Foodie Books
A few of these I still plan on reviewing considering they’re review books but I’m slacking.
- Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be by Lama Surya Das ★★★★
- Rosemary’s Baby (Rosemary’s Baby #1) by Ira Levin ★★★
Best of the Month: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud ★★★★★
I’m incredibly hard to please when it comes to ending a series in a satisfactory manner. It’s not that I never want series’ to end, it just needs to be done right! I have loved this series so much from the very beginning and I was so nervous about reading the finale but I had nothing to worry about: it was perfection.
Least Favorite: The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford ★★
This was one I was extremely excited to get to in October. It sounded like the perfect kind of creepy but it really wasn’t and the ending was just bizarre.
Biggest Surprise: Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir by Amy Thielen ★★★★
Still navigating the waters of Foodie Non-Fiction and this one sounded like it could be a different take on the typically told world of a chef tale. It was. It also made me realize the vast limitations of my own cooking skills. 🙂
Biggest Disappointment: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen King ★★
I’m a huge King fan and even though I keep saying that his newer works just aren’t as good as his oldies, I still keep reading them. I get what the duo was trying to do in terms of gender stereotypes, but they just didn’t quite succeed.