Reading Wrap-up – October 2020

I really enjoy a gorgeous October. Maybe in 2021 that’s what we’ll get. This one was snowy, cold, and fairly disastrous for the country I live in. But, we’re here to talk about books, yes? Here’s what I managed to read this month:

Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf

There There – Tommy Orange

Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson

The Mercies – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Institute – Stephen King

Rust & Stardust – T. Greenwood

The Exiles – Christina Baker Kline

The Splendid and the Vile – Erik Larson

Trials of the Earth – Mary Hamilton Mann

Pardonable Lies – Jacqueline Winspear

11 books, not too shabby! I did have a number of false starts with books that I ended up adding to my Did Not Finish pile. Life is too short for books that aren’t speaking to me. Sometimes it’s the book, sometimes it’s me… sometimes it’s just some weird combination of timing and mood. You know how it goes.

How was your month? Did you read something that you want to shout from the rooftops about? Let me know!

3 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-up – October 2020

  1. Hi Jennifer, Yep, 11 books is not too shabby at all! I only managed five, but I read some really good ones this month. My favourite was Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges. Hope you have a happy reading month (and maybe better weather) in November!!


  2. I’m so glad you’re back to book blogging. It feels like old times! *happy sniffles*
    You had a great reading month! I’ve only read There, There on your list but boy was it ever gooooood.
    Dumplin’ has been on my list for a long time but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.


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