It’s hard to believe that October is already over. The November chill is very much in the air in Connecticut and I am sad that Halloween and spooky season have come to an end. But … bring on the holidays! 🙂
Between work and (safe, vaccinated) visits at our home, I did not spend as much time reading as I anticipated. And now that I have only 10 books left to meet my Goodreads goal for the year (50 books), it’s time to hustle!
I read three books in October — two that were on my October Hopefuls list, and one baby book to prepare for our little one coming in February!
Here are the books I read this month:
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
I enjoyed this one! This one left me pleasantly surprised. I haven’t been jiving with books lately, and this one was just what I needed. It was atmospheric with beautiful language and a sweet romance. You can learn more in my book review.
A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee
This one was tough. While I appreciated the atmospheric, witchy vibes, it left me feeling befuddled and wanting more. I did hear that it was more of a thriller than a witchy book from other readers, and they weren’t wrong, but that’s not why I struggled.
What I didn’t like about this book was that it was very similar to A Secret History by Donna Tartt. From the language to the plot, I felt as if I was reading a replica of the same story, except the author threw in witches and subtle paranormal themes. You can learn more in my book review.
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
Future parents: Get this book. I found this book to be so helpful. I’ve been leafing through some baby books and have found that a lot of the advice is general/instinctive, but this book was a saving grace. It only makes sense that the doctor who wrote this also invented the Snoo, a bassinet that we plan to get for our little babe.
What did you read in October? Share some books below!
And, see what I’ve been reading this year: