Tuesday, November 1, 2022

October 2022 reads

I have not read anything the past two weeks aside from descriptions of Italian accommodations save 50% of a BA Paris book last night I'm going to end up hating, but here we go with 

What I read in October:

Engrossing Reads

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese - A clever companion to The Scarlett Letter - loved the characters of Isobel and Mercy. A good October read Thanks to Netgalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest review

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn - I really loved this book. Very clever premise and while the characters were surface, I enjoyed them. OCNJ hard cover

Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion by Gabrielle Stanley Blair - This should be required reading for ALL people. It is convenient to focus on controlling women. There are no pregnancies without sperm. Regulation for all bodies or no bodies. I'm in favor of no bodies. Pre-ordered paperback, own

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult - This read a little like old Jodi Picoult, by which I mean My Sister's Keeper and The Pact not the horrific Tenth Circle. IYKYN. I love when she delivers on uncertainty, which she did here. It makes it personal. Thanks to Netgalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest review

What She Found (Tracy Crosswhite #9) by Robert Dugoni - Consistently good, no exception here. Paperback, own

Pretty Little Girls (Agent Victoria Heslin Thriller #2) by Jenifer Ruff - A solid second entry. My library doesn't carry these so I have to buy them, and I just bought the rest in my favorite format - used paperback - so will obviously continue Paperback, own

Passed the Time Just Fine
The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey - I love the late 1970s setting, I am nostalgic for times past right now...a fine read and some things I did not see coming. Amazon First free book

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams - Dimple was occasionally annoying, and at certain points I felt like the book was going to be different things, but in the end it was fine in its telling of interesting familial issues and commentary on who is family and who can choose family. Thanks to Netgalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest review

Not For Me/Did Not Finish

Demonhead Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver - One I actually might go back to - it is rare that I do that - but I started this and my brain was swimming. Too many other things going on to focus on this. OCNJ library

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste NG - Might go back to this? I ran out of time at the library because I've not sat down to read this, only gone through the first 20 pages which feels similar to what we are living through right now so I'm not necessarily in the headspace for a fictionalized version of fascist shit. It is not like her other books at all, but something is telling me to read it. We'll see. OCNJ library hard cover

What have you been reading?

I do want to leave this here, I met Lisa Regan, the Josie Quinn author, at the Doylestown Bookshop earlier in October which was awesome. You know I love the Josie books for their characters and consistent goodness. This was cool!

Happy birthday to my Dad tomorrow! 

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