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I can’t believe it is already time to write my October Reads post…where has this year gone?? I feel like time is literally flying and the next thing you know it will be Christmas and then New Year’s and then 2018. HOW??
I took a mush needed social media break at the end of las week that continued throughout the weekend and let me tell you, it was pure bliss! I got sooooo much done around my houses that needed to be done, I spent a lot of time with my family (I even got lots of baby snuggles in!!) and I was in the car a LOT which meant lots of time to listen to my audiobooks!!
I know a lot of people see my “reads” posts and wonder if all I do is read but I promise you that 99% of my reading is done via an audiobook and I listen to them as I get ready, when I work out, when I clean my house and when I’m in the car so needless to say I listen to a LOT of audiobooks. LOL!!
In case you forgot, or you are new here, last New Year’s one of my resolutions was to read 50 books, little did I know exactly how much I read and I blew this resolution out of the water. At least I can say I kept at least one resolution?? HA!! Including this month’s books I have read 78 books. I think my goal for next year will be 100. Or maybe 125?? We will have to see about that one!
So let’s see what I read in the month of October!
ONE. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. I started the month off with a throwback after reading that there was a script ready for Princess Diaries 3!!! I loved that movie when it came out, and still do, so a re-reading of this class was a must. Only I forgot that the books were super short and this book didn’t get me halfway through the movie and so of course I had to read the second books as well.
TWO. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot. I have to say that after reading the first two books in the Princes Diaries series I wanted to read more, I think this is as far as I got when I read them the first time but this is all my library had. Boo!! Adding “Princess Diaries books” to my Amazon to-do list. You don’t have an Amazon list? Who are you?? LOL!!
THREE. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz. Did you ever read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series? I did and I LOVED it!! Stieg Larsson. He wrote the first two books in this series and then after his death the manuscript for a third book was found and finished. I loved all three of those books, as dark and twisty as they are, and so when I saw this one I knew I had to read it even if it was by a different author. Confession- it was good but not as quite as good as the first three. The focus of the book wasn’t on Lisbeth Salander, or at least I didn’t think so and I love her character and wish it was more about her life. Sorry David!
FOUR. Same Beach, Next Year by Dorthea Benton Franklin. I don’t know about you but I love me some Dorthea Benton Franklin. Her writing reminds me a lot of Elin Hilderbrand in that her books focus on beach life on the east coast. This particular book took place in South Carolina and Greece, both places I really want to travel to and I loved it! It was about a man and a woman and their mutual friends who have traveled to the same beach together for 20+ years. It’s about all of their relationships and where life takes them. I really loved it!
FIVE. Need to Know by Karen Cleveland. This book actually won’t be released until January 2018 but I got to read it as part of a blogger preview thing I’m a member of and I freaking LOVED IT!! I am all about a murder mystery and especially one that involves the CIA, Russia and plot twists. It is sooo good and I can’t wait to read more books from Karen Cleveland.
SIX. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica. I have read one other Mary Kubica book, The Good Girl, and so based on that I figured I would love this one as well. This book is a psychological thriller all about a woman who’s husband and daughter are in a car crash where her husband dies and she is convinced he was murdered. The book is all about figuring out exactly what happened and all about her life and her family’s lives. It was an interesting read and I honestly didn’t want to put it down!
SEVEN. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber. Only Debbie Macomber could get me to read a Christmas book in October! HA! This book takes place during the holiday season and is all about the life of a Chicago life and style writer who takes not the talk of tracking down a hard to reach writer to interview. Along the way she figures out what is important in life and about herself. It’s a good read any time of the year!
EIGHT. Murder Games by James Patterson. I had to leave the sappy love stories and get back to murder so James Patterson it was! I love all of his books and this one was no exception. This book is about a murderer who calls him/herself The Dealer. It’s all about figuring out who his/her next victim is by figuring out who the playing cards he leaves at each crime scene represents. It’s really good and I didn’t figure it out until the end!!
NINE. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. Back to Meg Cabot at the end of the month with the first book in her Heather Wells mystery series. I love reading Meg Cabot’s “grown up” stuff. I love her writing style and really following her characters. This book is set in NYC and I think we all know how NYC obsessed I am so I loved this series, especially trying to figure out who the killer is!
TEN. All by Myself, All Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. I finished up my month with the Queen of the Murder Mysteries herself, Mary Higgins Clark and her new-is book All by Myself, Alone. I loved this book (as expected) and it really made me want to go on a cruise!! HA!!
So there you have it, my October Reads!! You can check out my previous month’s reads here…January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September. Hope you found some inspiration and maybe something new to read!!
What books have you been reading lately??