What I’m Reading — October 2017

Every month I share what books I finished last month and what I’m reading now. I also love to hear what others are reading. Share your own book recommendations in the comments or friend me on Goodreads!

What I'm Reading--Oct 2017

Finished in September

Well, my reading list this past month is an indicator of how stressed out I’ve been. I’ve been very busy both at home and at work, so I have been using books as an escape — big time. I finished a whopping seven books this past month.

  • If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young—The Graduation Speeches by Kurt Vonnegut. I listened to this one in audiobook format. I’m a fan of Vonnegut, but I did not love this collection. There was a lot of repetition in the speeches, so I felt like this didn’t really need to be a separate book, and there were a few things that made me cringe…
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much. I cried like an idiot. So sweet, so wonderful, so magical…Highly recommended.
  • Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently by Caroline L. Arnold. Meh, this was okay. I listened to this in audiobook format, too. The author basically has one simple idea about microresolutions, which she then beats to death with innumerable examples in order to fill enough pages for a book. The basic idea is great, but most of the examples were not relevant to my situation, so the book became a chore to listen to.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling. Yes, here are the stress reads. I’ve started re-reading the Harry Potter series, and I cannot put them down. This is basically why I haven’t posted to my blog or gotten any stitching done in the past couple weeks.

Reading Now

I’m still reading the books I mentioned last month, although I did abandon the Bronsky novel. It seems like a good book, but I just wasn’t in the mood for that particular story. I’m also about 200 pages into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Here’s what I read in October 2016. Hey, I read some good books that month.

What are you reading right now? I’d love to get your recommendations in the comments!




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3 Responses to What I’m Reading — October 2017

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I just put Grandma on hold, that sounds like a good read! I just finished Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham, it was different from his other books, with multiple stories running throughout the book. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading him!

  2. Emma says:

    I’ve read “Divas don’t knit” which was pretty fun and a French book called “un appartement à Paris” which I absolutely loved. And I’m also re-reading the HP books (I’m also on 5!)

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