October may have been the worst month of my entire reading life. I abandoned a book because it needed to be returned to the library, and I just couldn’t get it done and I was sad because I really wanted to read it (The Alice Network) and I kept falling asleep when I was attempting to read. Darn newborns!
I will say I consciously chose to mindlessly scroll the internet instead of reading a lot, but I needed the nonsense. I do have a ton of books downloaded on my kindle app which I have access to on my phone, so as I’m not as sleepy and feeling disconnected I may start to read some.
The TWO books I did finish, I did enjoy. I read Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand in one afternoon/evening. I was stuck under a newborn and it was a quick fun read! It was part of her Winter series, that is about the Quinn family on Nantucket. It wrapped up a few storylines and left open a few others. If you are looking for a fast read, Christmasy series for the winter months, I’d recommend this one. It’s a very light read and there are 4 in the series.
The second book I read was my grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry by Fredrik Backman. This book is about a young girl whose a bit ‘different’ and her grandmother is her best friend. They have a secret language and have some crazy adventures. Then her grandmother does and sends her on another adventure. There is a lot of about the fairy tale world that her grandmother invented for her and those parts did put me to sleep a bit more than the actual dialogue and plot happening in real time with the characters. Very cute story though!
I’m not the only one in this house whose reading has slowed a bit. The 8 year old has been spending a lot of time with her sister instead of reading, but I think the highlights of her October were more Boxcar children books, starting to read the I Survived series, and reading a book about the Disney movie Descendants. Almost every morning she reads, ‘On the Night you Were Born,’ to her sister or she read aloud from the book she is currently reading. Another favorite one she likes to read to her is ‘Dream Big Little One,’ by Vashti Harrison. I love that book too. She actually requested we google some of the book to learn more!
What did you read in October? What's on deck for November?