Which books are worth the read and which should you skip? Find out what books I’ve been reading lately and whether I recommend them.
Halloween is just days away, and I’ve been getting in the mood with a stack full of thrillers this month.
Normally, I don’t read too many thrillers, but this year I can’t seem to get enough of them. At the beginning of October, I went to the library and picked up a handful from some of the authors I’ve been enjoying this year. Add in a few from Book of the Month and I had an intense reading list this month.
Even though my book count is lower this month than usual, I really had a great month of reading. With a few more days until November, I think I might try to squeeze another thriller (or two) if I can.
Scroll on down to see my opinions, and if you have any book recommendations for me, please leave them in the comments!
October Reading List
I appreciated the courage it took Doyle to admit to the world that her marriage was over after writing so publicly about saving it. Doyle makes some great points about understanding our true beliefs and examining what we believe versus what we have been trained to believe. The first half of the book was excellent, but the second half lost its cohesive message and was full of tangents that often felt rather preachy.
With a crazy soap-opera premise (the first child to produce an heir inherits the family fortune), I knew this wasn’t going to be a paragon of literature. But still, I just couldn’t get past the awkwardness of The Girl in the Mirror. Reviews called it edge-of-your-seat, but the story seemed to take forever to unwind, and all the twists were so predictable. A meh thriller if I ever read one.
My To-Read List
What’s up next for me? Before I let you go, here are a few of the titles I’m hoping to get through this upcoming month.
Be sure to come back in November to see which ones I read.
What books did you read in October?