What I've Been Reading in October

I didn't read all that much month mostly because I had such a hard time finding good books.  While I enjoyed the books I did read there weren't any that really stood out as being super fantastic.  You know those kind of books that you just can't put down and devour in a few days because you just have to know what's going to happen next?  I'm still on my search for my next favorite book but in the meantime here's what I've been reading.



1.  The Cast by Danielle Steel-- When Kait, a super successful "Dear Kait" column writer tries her hand at writing a bible for a new TV series she has no idea the twists and turns her life is about to take! With her kids grown and out of the house, Kait really enjoys working on set and getting to know so many new people.



2.  Halsey Street by Naima Coster-- Penelope moves back to Brooklyn to care for her aging father even though she was happy to leave her past behind her.  Rather than move in with her father she takes an apartment in a nearby building-- Honestly? I had such a hard time making it through this story that I'm still not finished with it.



3.  A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery--When Zoe finds herself locked in her own attic with her cat and realizes that no one would miss her for days she vows to make changes in her life. Her friend Jen is so preoccupied with her new baby and Zoe recently broke up with a man she's spent the last 5 years of her life with.  But as Zoe starts reaching out and making new friends she realizes her life is also becoming more complicated.



4.  Last Summer: A Novel by Kerry Longsdale-- When Ella Skye wakes up in the ER she can't remember that she was pregnant or the accident that landed her in the hospital.  Months later still trying to recover her memories she takes on a writing assignment to interview Nathan Donovan; a man she supposedly spent almost two weeks with the previous summer even though she can't remember that either.


5.  Home Again by Kristin Hannah-- Maddy is a heart doctor specializing in transplants struggling to raise her teenage daughter alone.  Frances, the local priest, is Maddy's oldest and dearest friend and he's struggling with his faith.  When Angel is brought back into their lives Maddy and Frances are thrown back to memories of their childhood.  Angel, who is the father of Maddy's baby and Frances younger brother has been sick and may die if not for a transplant.  All struggle with Angel's arrival and the feelings they've been trying to ignore for most of their lives.



6.  What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand-- I know so many people were critical of Winter in Paradise when it came out but I really enjoyed it. Having spent part of my honeymoon in the Virgin Islands and always having wanted to go back I really enjoyed reading the descriptions of her this new setting.  I had to find out what happened in this next book as Irene is determined to uncover the secrets of her husband's life and death.



Comments

  1. I'd love to read What Happens in Paradise, I really like Elin Hilderbrand. A Million Little Things sounds good, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. A Million Little Things was a very cute read; somewhat predictable but I did enjoy it. What Happens in Paradise was great but ended on a cliff hanger and now I can't wait for book #3 to be released!

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  2. The amount you read is always amazing to me!

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    1. Me too! LOL. Each month I think I'll only read a couple... but somehow that number just keeps adding up.

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  3. I want to read Last Summer. I liked her past books that I read!

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    1. I really like her books too; this one was pretty neat and I was constantly trying to untangle the mystery of how she lost her memory since it was so selective.

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  4. I really need to find time to read more. Looks like a great selection :) #TheWeeklyLinkUp

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  5. You have read a lot of books for October. I like reading books by Kristen Hannah.

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    1. She's great! I find her books are often very though provoking.

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  6. I'll have to check out some of these. I basically love anything with a beach on the cover, ha. Paul and I got marries on the beach on St John's Island and we Honeymooned in the British Virgin Islands so I think I'd like "What Happens In Paradise" too.

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    1. Oh, I am all about those beach reads for sure.. anything with a beach or a wedding dress on the cover usually gets me. I bet you'd really enjoy the Paradise series-- make sure you start with book 1 (Winter in Paradise).

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  7. You manage to cruise through a lot of books in one month!

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    1. I did! I was pretty surprised since I didn't really LOVE anyone of them and I tend to read a bit slower when the books don't suck me in.

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