October 2019 Reading Wrap Up

October 31, 2019

October 2019 Reading Wrap Up

October Reading Wrap Up 2019

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

October was a satisfying reading month. I read a total of nine books, and I am happy to report that several were memorable. Find all my October reads listed below in order of Star Rating and preference. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite read of the month is The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer (even though I gave This Tender Land a full five stars).

Did we read any of the same books?

Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my available reviews are linked.


 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

5 Stars. Well written (literary fiction quality), poignant, heartbreaking, and memorable. Review coming.


The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

4.5 Stars. Emotional and heartwarming. My full review here.


Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

4.5 Stars. Well written YA historical fiction. Review to come.


The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

4 Stars. (ARC) The feelings and experiences of a heart transplant patient. My full review here.


The Water Dancer

4 Stars. Well written story of the quest for freedom. My full review here.


The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

4 Stars. Well written story of activism. My full review here.


The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis

4 Stars. Well written, dark, dysfunctional family drama. My full review here.


The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

3 Stars. Light women’s fiction. My Goodreads review here.


Frankly in Love by David Yoon

 2.5-3 Stars. YA Contemporary Fiction. Not reviewed.


No DNFs

Currently Reading: Ribbons of Scarlet

Currently Listening: The Dutch House



Let’s Discuss!

What did you read in October? Did you have a favorite?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?



Happy Halloween and Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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12 thoughts on “October 2019 Reading Wrap Up

  1. Enjoyed “This Tender Land” but no 5 stars. Author’s Ordinary Grace” was so much better. In Tender Land he tried to touch on all things Depression and seemed contrived to me. Still, I liked it but not 5 ⭐️.

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    • I need to read Ordinary Grace! And it’s true, the author touched on several ambitious themes in Tender Land. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t my fav book of the month … I rated it 5 stars because it’s the first work I’ve read of his and I’m so impressed with the writing! Also….I like ambitious themes….but even though I was overwhelmingly concerned for the children, I was more emotionally invested in Things We Cannot Say. It started off as a 5 and then I took off a half star there because the author was a bit heavy handed in her statements re autism and feminism. Rating is sooo subjective! I had difficulty rating my fav reads this month! I’ve been known to change my mind upon further thought! 😱 Thanks for your thoughtful comments Patti!

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