October 2023 was not a great reading month for me. I guess it might be better to say that it was an okay reading month, but not nearly as good as the last few months.
And this book is one of the reasons.
This 600+ page book slowed my reading down this month. That doesn’t mean it was a bad book. I actually really liked this book, but it took me a while to get through because I wasn’t always in the mood to read it.
I also started and stopped a couple of books this month. I didn’t set them down forever, but they were just the wrong book at the wrong time. So my page count was probably good this month, but the number of actual books I finished was not.
However, I still think it will be a record-reading year for me.
October 2023 Reads
Click on the title of each book for my full review.
The Kew Garden Girls by Posy Lovell. Set in the Kew Garden in England during WWI, this book took me to a place I knew very little about.
The Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini. Another WWI book that I really enjoyed. I knew nothing about the women who worked for the Signal Corps during WWI.
The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek by Jane Myers Perrine. This is a great book for fans of the Mitford books.
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny. This is the fourth book in the Inspector Gamache series and I think it is my favorite so far.
The Stories We Tell by Joanna Gaines. I liked this one but didn’t love it.
Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson. I wrote a full review on this one, but the brief version is that books about complicated controversial people make the best biographies because their lives are fascinating to read about, especially in the hands of a great author.
I would love to hear what you have been reading.