Ah. Fall is here. For whatever reason—call it the cooler air, the kids being back in school, the rushing to meet “books-read” deadline, my reading uptake increases. Lots of books read (or finished) in October
A Torch Against the Night | Sabaa Tahir: This is the second book Sabaa’s series and it was so so good. I’m really looking forward to book three. Should you read it? Yes, but only after reading book one or it really won’t make any sense at all.
Across the Universe | Beth Revis: The premise of this one was what would happen if a (space) ship was fueled by lies? And what would happen when those lies were found out? I was in the mood to read a sci-fi book (and half way doing “research” for an upcoming project) and this one came recommended by GoodReads. It was a pretty good read. It did remind me a little of the movie The Passengers (which came out after this book), so if you liked that movie, you’d probably really like this book.
The Glass Castle | Jeanette Walls: This was September’s book club read (yes, and I finished in October). It was heartbreakingly beautiful. I’m not really much one for non-fiction (or memoirs) but I will always read a book by Jeanette Walls. Do note that if you pick this one up, there may be some trigger scenes for the sensitive reader, and there is strong language throughout.
Solo | Kwame Alexander: I have never found “the” audiobook. You know the one, the one that you would listen to over and over again. Well, Solo changed that for me. This is going down in my book as the best audiobook ever. I picked it out and downloaded in on my Hoopla app on a day I was needing to get through housework and packing for a weekend trip. And it didn’t disappoint. Not only is it a great story, but, as music is a big part of this book, songs were sung throughout (now, where can I get the Solo album?) I’ve heard great things about the physical book as well, but I very highly recommend the audiobook.
Steelheart | Brandon Sanderson: This was a book that I accidentally picked up. I was in the midst of reading three other books and was needing something “fun” and different then what I was reading. The Steelheart e-book was available on my OverDrive app so I downloaded it—and then couldn’t put it down. Basically this is the story asking the question what if superheroes (or those with super powers) were the bad guys? Very entertaining. If you’re needing something a little different and a whole lot of fun (and action packed) you should def pick up Steelheart.
My Lady Jane | Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows: I downloaded the audiobook from OverDrive after Everyday Reading raved about it being her all time favorite audiobook. I do have to agree it was so so good. I’m really looking forward to the second book out next year!
Deadly Proof | Rachel Dylan: This one was slightly disappointing. It was an entertaining read, but the characters weren’t up to what I thought they should be—a longer review will be forthcoming on this one! If you’re into legal thrillers you’d love this story!