Video: October 2017 Wrap-Up

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It’s been an exceptionally good couple of months for books. I’ve been on reading overdrive, thanks mostly to Overdrive (my library app).

You know when you get excited and put every good new book on hold, knowing that they’ll trickle in eventually, and then they all become available at once and you have to read like a fiend to get them all done before the due date?

Yeah, that’s been my October.

But now, it’s time to come up for air, rejoin the real world, and share some of the goodies. Here’s an October wrap-up. Click on each title to read my full reviews:

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

You can’t go wrong with David Sedaris. This book is a look at his diaries from 1977-2002. The difference of his life from the beginning of the book to now is enormous and hugely entertaining to read.

A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White

Years ago, she got away from a murderer…just barely. But now, he’s back to finish the job. This book has suspense, romance, a character with exceptionally bad judgment, danger, and wilderness stuff.

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Another intriguing noir thriller from Lapena. There’s a dead body, a woman with amnesia, a desperate husband, a meddling neighbor, and plot twists.

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

A tech genius is unexpectedly given a sourdough starter. It’s not just any starter, though. It’s mystical. And musical. As the yeast rises, so do the hijinks and my craving for bread. Mmmmmmmm, carbs.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is definitely not fine, and this character study to the center of her manages to be cringey, heartbreaking, and funny, all at once. I’ve come to love ole’ Eleanor and am still rooting for her even now.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

What’s more fierce: bad guys with guns, or the mother who is desperately trying to protect her child from said bad guys? My money’s on the mother every time. This book spends a riveting night with a mom in just that situation.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Mia and Pearl move to a new town, this time to stay. The characters make friends, come of age, deal with white and economic privilege, and try to navigate this small group of people and small thinking.

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Newlyweds Jake and Alice are invited to join a marriage club. Amused, they’re curious to see what it’s all about. But instead of a club, it turns out to be a cult. The kind that likes punishments. Bad ones.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Four friends come together after years apart. The sins of their youth may be coming back to the surface and it’s time to pay up.

Thanks for joining my booky October wrap-up. Happy reading!

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