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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??
robin rue says
It sounds like you read a ton of great books. Wow. I am taken aback that you were able to read so many books in one month :)
Alli Smith says
I love to read and I spotted a couple of books on your list that I haven’t read. I need to download them immediately to my e-reader. I don’t know how I missed Same Beach, Next Year, but I need to read it ASAP.
Amber Myers says
Ooo I just LOVE Meg Cabot books. I’ve read most of them. I will have to check out these others as well.
Tomi C says
Great list of Fall reads. Mary Higgins Clark is one of my fave authors. My mom loves her books also so it makes for interesting conversations when we’re both reading the same book.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
Wow good for you for keeping up on reading books every month. I would love to start something like this. There are so many good books out there that I’d love to dive into!
Good for you in blowing your goal out of the water. I love to read and enjoy reading most everything. I have even read a few you have read.
These all sound SO good! I definitely will be looking into reading these, they sound great! Thanks for sharing these recommendations!
Liz Mays says
“Same Beach, Next Year” sounds like it would be interesting. I’d probably be somewhat familiar with one of the settings too!
Claudia Krusch says
I will have to make one of my resolutions to read 50 books. I love to read and I am always looking for new book suggestions. I will have to check out a few of these.
Books! My favorite! As an author, I love reading books as much as I enjoy writing them. You have a few on your list that I’m going to have to check out. Thanks for helping me add a few books to my reading list. Great picks.
Wow, you read so many books this month! I wish I had the time for reading, but I don’t have any spare time. We are going on vacation in a few weeks though, so I may have to steal some books off your list.
rosemary palmer says
I need to make more time to read. I use to really enjoy it, but when I start a book and love it, I won’t do anything else until I finish it. Usually in the car is the only time I read.
Chubskulit Rose says
October seem to fly by so fast! I can’t believe it is the last day today. You are a voracious reader!
My MIL is obsessed with Debbie Macomber’s books! She reads one every Christmas, ha! I’ve written down some of your book suggestions and added them to my list!
Sandy N Vyjay says
I need to read “All by Myself”. Love Mary Higgins work and cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I am sure it is excellent.
Kita Bryant says
Murder Games sounds like a book for me. I love audio books the most because I can listen while driving.
My Teen Guide says
That is an awesome book list! I love crime, mystery and suspense and an occasional love story too. James Patterson is the best. I also love Lee Child’s novels and John Sanford too.
Lori Vachon says
Oh, this is something I need to start squeezing into my day. I miss reading “big people” books, not just books to my kids at bedtime.
Brandi H says
It’s always great to take a break from social media. I know I feel more relaxed when I do. These sound like some great books to read.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I love to read and usually don’t give myself time to do it. You have some great authors suggested in there like Higgins Clark and Patterson, as well as some interesting descriptions from authors I don’t know.