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Carving pumpkins and preparing costumes.
(With my three oldest kids...not a normal sight around here anymore!)
The month started out very very bad reading-wise. But then the readathon happened and I managed five books in a day. That helped! And then I read a couple more toward the end of the month to make it be a really decent month after all!
Here's my list:
The Martian by Andy Weir: I think everyone knows this one by now! An astronaut is abandoned accidentally on Mars when his crew has to evacuate. This is how he survived.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis: Essie is surviving just fine and then a ship crash lands on her planet and she realizes that she needs to make some changes and stop running away from her past.
Saints by Gene Luen Yang: The story of the Boxer Rebellion in China from the point of view of a young girl who became a Christian.
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang: The story of the Boxer Rebellion in China from the point of view of a young boy who brings together a group to fight the Christians.
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde: What happens if you move into a haunted house and haunt the ghost that lives there?
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith: Ellie has been email a stranger for months. She is intrigued. And then one day, a movie set comes to town and the star of the movie is a famous pretty boy that she has no interested in. Until...
The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond: A coming of age story set in England just after WWII about a boy and girl and another boy that causes them all sorts of grief for years.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: When Louisa gets a job taking care of a guy in a wheelchair, she has no idea how it's going to change her life in all sorts of ways.
Year of Origin (beta read for Maren T.): Blue finds herself Displaced into the future and all she wants to do is find her family.
Gah! I have some major review catching up to do!
Favorites of the Month: The Martian, Stitching Snow, Me Before You and The Tightrope Walkers.... just to name a few. Way too many good books this month!
Plans for November:
- read as many Beehive long list books as I can including:
- Silver in the Blood
- Kissing in America
- All the Bright Places
- and I don't know what else
- oh, Ten Thousand Skies Above You... sent to me to review.
- the goals are small this month because
- I'll be writing my own story!
- I hope.
How did your October turn out?