Books Are My Jam | What I Read In October 2019
October felt like a slow reading month.
While I usually finish four or more books this month, I ended with three.
There are a few that I’m close to finishing, and I’ll talk about those in November.
What I read in October 2019:
Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah | 4 Stars.
I love Hannah’s writing style, and two of her books are at the top of my all-time favorites lists. I devoured both The Nightingale and The Great Alone.
This book was different, and a few chapters in, I had to check and make sure I didn’t mistake the author. The writing here is different, and I would say she’s grown for the better.
While it didn’t suck me in like others, it was a heart-warming story. I loved that it took place in the Pacific Northwest too.
The Witch Elm by Tana French | 3 Stars.
I can’t count the number of people who have recommended Tana French to me after finding out I like mysteries and thrillers. She has a cult-like following so, I figured I’d love it.
A few chapters in, I remembered that I have another of hers, which I’ve tried to start about 4 times.
This was a tough one for me to get through. The story was interesting, but the writing was hard for me to follow.
I forced myself to finish this one but probably won’t seek out any others.
Gone For Good by Harlan Coben | 4 Stars.
I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to read a Harlan Coben story.
I picked this stand-alone novel on a Kindle sale, and it didn’t disappoint.
His writing is very engaging. I loved all the twists and turns, even though they felt far out there at times. Overall this was an engaging story, and I looked forward to reading it each night.