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.

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