2019 Reading Challenge: October

October was my vacation month. I went to the beach with my family and actually had time to read since the kids are old enough to play with each other now. Mom win! I also had time off when I came back while I was waiting to start my job with Baptist. This was an excellent reading month and I enjoyed every single one of these books.

The Magician’s Nephew (audiobook from Libby via Madison County Library System): 4

Coy and I listened to this one together. This is probably my least favorite Narnia book in the whole series, but he loved it. The narrator is fantastic.

The Goldfinch (audiobook from Libby via Madison County Library System): 5

Oh. My. Goodness. This book will stick with me a while. I didn’t want it to be over. I don’t know how I felt about how it ended. I needed to talk about this one with a friend or two when I finished it. I will definitely be reading her other books.

She made me feel sick when the main character was sick. Like, I literally felt like I was coming down with the flu. The narrator was 5 stars. He had to do so many accents and the sick voice! He has to be Russian. There is no way he can speak it that well unless he is actually Russian.

Freakanomics (audiobook from Libby via Madison County Library System): 4

Well this was the most interesting economics book I have ever read. Definitely a fun non-fiction read.

The Pianist: 3.5

This one was not what I was expecting. Fantastic true account of a Polish man living in occupied Warsaw.

The Road Back To You: 5

This BOOK. Everyone needs to read it, twice. Enneagram is so incredibly interesting and pretty accurate. We always need to be working on becoming our best self and this book can help you with that. Do you know what motivates you to do what you do? What about your significant others? I can’t wait to pick up The Road Between Us.

The Alchemist: 4

This is a great modern classic. Beautiful cover as well.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (audiobook from Libby via Madison County Library System): 4

Great listen. I thought this was on my list of books I needed to read, but it wasn’t. I didn’t hate it though. It was fun.

The Silent Patient (e-book on Kindle): 3.5

This was actually my selection for our October book club book. It was predictable and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped.

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