26 October 2016

October Reads

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So many good books this month!  I only post about books I love and feel good about recommending. I don't get any charge out of being critical of another's creativity. I want you to know before you read that you will be getting only positive reviews here!

I get some of the books I review for free or at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review.

I have been reading this series for a while now, and this one is a little different from the others.  The series is about an Amish community (I really like reading about their lifestyle!) and the problems and adventures they have while trying to maintain their beliefs in a modern world. 


The book is called The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher and the series is called The Heart of the Amish.  I have read some of the series and I really like it. It is a perfect book to sit down with, not have to think too much, and just get swept away by the descriptions and human interaction.


Another book I enjoyed this month was Another Day Another Dali by Sandra Orchard.  It is a book in the Serena Jones mysteries.  This was my first one in the series and I really enjoyed it.  The book has a nice pace, quick enough to keep you interested but not so fast that you miss small details that matter.  Serena is a lovable character, all business on the job, but definitely someone you'd want to hang out with.  The mystery is a mystery-within-a-mystery.  The series carries a thread that started in the first book of Serena's grandfather's murder.  I won't tell you if this book solves the mystery or not, you'll have to read for yourself!  The storyline of this book is that a Dali is stolen, Serena is on the case to figure out who is doing the copycat paintings that the originals are replaced with.  Along the way, clues to her grandfather's murder are found.  Does that get you interested?

Other great reads for this month:

Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster   This is a classic book, with a heroine that is so lovable!  A must read!

The Selection, The Elite and The One by Kiera Cass.  (three separate books) As my book club said, this is a cross between The Bachelor and Hunger Games.  Interesting read, I got hooked.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  A fascinating story of a young woman who helps a disabled man finish his bucket list.  There's a thread of controversy about this book, so look it up and see if it is for you.

What recommendations do you have?

21 comments :

  1. oo some of these look interesting, me before you made me cry but I really want to read the book and see the difference and experience it that way too!

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  2. Interesting books ♥

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  3. Ahhh... I have been SO slammed with work since day one of this school year that I barely have time for me. Seriously - at work by 6:30am... home at ~5... grading/creating lessons... Then "me" time. And then bed about 5 minutes later! haha... BUT - I do hope to read a fun book for myself one day soon and these all look really intriguing!

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  4. I have to admit, I have not read a book in over a month. When I start one, I just can't put it down! I think I would enjoy both of these books.

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  5. Oh my word Me Before You made me you cry,i still have not read the sequel. I want to read the Selection series too. I have two book giveaways going on my blog right now, Echoes of Family by Barbara Flagpole White and Life After Coffee by Virginia Franken, very different books but really liked both. Hope you stop by and Enter to win!

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  6. I haven't read a good book in a while...

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  7. I would love to read the first book, I have always been curious. It would be a really interesting read.

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  8. I miss reading. I haven't read a book since I started working in an office. These books look interesting.

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  9. Oh I'll have to add these to my list! Slowly able to get some reading in now that our summer time pace has slowed into Fall!

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  10. All of those sound interesting! I'm leaning towards the second book, I love a good mystery, definitely! I think these are all worth checking out.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your book list. I am finally getting back in to reading and going to check these out!

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  12. I've read Daddy Long legs, but not the others. I'll have to add them to my list!

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  13. I love the selections. I am most interested in The Devotion. It sounds like something I would read! Thanks for the great list!

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  14. Oh I love your book list! I finished A Man Called Ove not too long ago and it is such a great read. I can't wait to check out the books on your list!

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  15. Dana Vento12:01 AM

    Such an interesting book for me, I will check this out

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  16. Great picks. Another day another Dali sounds very interesting to me. I really want to read the Joni Moyes series!! They sound so amazing.

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  17. Thanks for sharing these books! One day I will be able to read again but right now I am in my last semester of college getting my biochemistry degree so I just don't have time.

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  18. I am always looking for new books to read. I normally read for a few minutes before I fall asleep each night.

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  19. The first book you recommended The Devoted is a type of book I love to read especially after a hectic day. I definitely would check it out.

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  20. I just watched Me Before You and even though I knew what was going to happen, I still cried. I can't imagine how sad the book was. I plan on reading my BOTM selections from Sept and Oct this month (I'm a bit behind), A Gentleman in Moscow and The Wangs vs the World.

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  21. Me Before You is definitely not the book for me, but that series that is a cross between the Bachelor and The Hunger Games? That sounds right up my alley!

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