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Here’s my October 2023 Reading Wrap Up. How was your October reading month?

October 2023 Reading Wrap Up

October 2023 Reading Wrap Up (collage of covers)

October ended up to be an unusual reading month because of my midmonth health emergency. After an expected eye surgery (update at the top of this post), I can now return to my regular schedule of reading, reviewing, and blogging.

Out of the 9 books completed, I had two 5-star reads, five 4-4.5-star reads, one 3.5-star read, and one 2.5-star read. I had one DNF. Except for the DNF, I had a mostly stellar reading month.

My most memorable fiction read this month was Go as a River by Shelley Read, a compelling coming-of-age histfic story.

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5 Stars. historical fiction, coming-of-age, complicated family drama (likely to be on my best of year list). My review of Go as a River here.

All My Knotted-Up Life by Beth Moore

5 Stars. nonfiction, memoir, transparent, and heartfelt, Christian. Not yet reviewed.

The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan (ARC)

4.5 Stars. (ARC) historical fiction, women’s fiction, London, WWII. Pub Date: 3/12/24. Review coming soon.

4.5 Stars. historical fiction, women’s fiction, small village, England. My review of Christmas at the Wartime Bookshop here.

4.5 Stars. (ARC) historical fiction (1927/1987), aviation, California to Hawaii. Pub Date: 2/6/24. Review coming soon.

4.5 Stars. (ARC) historical fiction, biographical fiction, politics, Washington, D.C. Pub Date: 3/12/24. Review coming soon.

4 Stars. (ARC) contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, modern re-imagining of Wizard of Oz, Ireland. Pub Date: 12/5/23. Review coming soon.

3.5 Stars. (ARC) women’s fiction, complicated family drama. rural Texas. Pub Date: 1/9/24. My review coming soon.

The Twelve Months of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

2.5 Stars. contemporary women’s fiction, friendship, (TW) cancer (sadder than I expected). Not reviewed.

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
Lovely prose and narration (Meryl Streep)….but this quietly told story didn’t hold my interest.

October 2023 Reading Wrap Up QOTD:

Did we read any of the same books?
Did you have a favorite October read?

October Blog Posts

Go as a River Review
Reluctant Blog Break
The Last Chance Library Review
Books That Feature Weather
Christmas at the Wartime Bookshop Review
Radar Girls Review
Top Ten Bookish Jobs I’d Do For Free
The Secrets Beneath
October #6Degrees of Separation
Firekeeper’s Daughter Review
Top Ten Reading Goals

Happy Reading Book Friends!

“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

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~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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    • Thanks! It will take a few months from what I understand for vision to fully recover…..and then they predict it will be approximately 90% of what I had. I’m just hoping for the eventual 90% and I’ll be thrilled! If you go in right away, you have better chances of restoring full vision. I think I’m cured of procrastination.

  1. Hi, Carol – This is a very impressive reading list, especially considering your recent medical emergency. I’m so glad that you are feeling better. Wishing you continued smooth and full healing ahead.

    • I read most of these before my eye surgery and was on my way to a record breaking month!

      I hoped Meryl Streep would save the day for Tom Lake but i just couldn’t make myself care. Lots of others loved it, so it’s definitely a case of me not the book. I hope you like it!

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