Here it is — another month and another list of amazing books on my reading list. I've been sharing with you for a few months now about what I happen to be reading, and I am finding this to be a great way for me to stay accountable to my reading list as well.
This month, my October reading list is full of new releases, and some very exciting novels to read!
For starters, my kids bought me cookbooks for my birthday this year. And not just any cookbooks, but two that I have been wanting for a very long time — Whiskey In a Teacup from Reese Witherspoon and Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines.
I have wanted this cookbook from Joanna Gaines since it hit the shelves. It is so full of all the recipes you see her making on Fixer Upper as well as a bunch of other family recipes. I have already made her biscuits and they are the best biscuits I have ever put in my mouth!
Whiskey in a Teacup
The moment Reese came out with this book, I knew it was going to be mine. Y'all — just the name of it brought back so many memories of me growing up in a big southern family! I am halfway through this one already and her stories of growing up make me feel like I know her personally. And the recipes look great too!
What? You don't read cookbooks like novels? Then you are missing out!
This month, I received a few novels to read for reviews and I am looking forward to digging into these! Each one has an amazing plot according to the summaries I read on the back cover.
I am all about those exciting novels y'all!
Before We Died by Joan Schweighardt
Two young men battle corruption, the forces of nature, and their own weaknesses (including the issue of their love for the same woman) in the deepest part of the Brazilian jungle:
In 1908 two Irish American brothers leave their jobs on the docks of Hoboken, NJ to make their fortune tapping rubber trees in the South American rainforest. They expect to encounter floods, snakes, malaria, extreme hunger and unfriendly competitors, but nothing prepares them for the psychological hurdles that will befall them.
BEFORE WE DIED, the first in a three-book “rivers” series, is a literary adventure novel set against the background of the South American rubber boom, a fascinating but little known historical moment.
Warm Transfer by Laura Holtz
For any woman who has sought to reinvent herself comes a story of courage, potential and finding joy. Tamsen Peel has lost all hope. Devastated by the challenges in her marriage, she struggles desperately to find herself, and in doing so, she discovers a warm transfer.
Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin
Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she's learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden.
At the same time, unflattering stories about Anna are leaked by someone who would love to see her disgraced and her engagement broken. And as Anna tries to share her faith with her society friends, she understands that her choice to seek God's purpose for her life isn't as simple as she had hoped.
When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje's been helping new Dutch immigrants, including a teen with a haunted past, adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.
Self Help and Business Books
I am a huge Joyce Meyer fan, so when, I saw this book for sale at Hobby Lobby for 60% off, I snatched it up! Last year, I kept seeing everyone reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes (I am a huge fan of all her television shows!) and I wanted to so badly to read it.
For some reason, I never bought it. Then, while at Books a Million one day, I was going through their clearance shelves and found this book marked down to $4, so I grabbed it!
On My Kindle
I have loaded my to read list down this month, and it may seem like a lot, but when I get into reading mode, all I want to do is read. With the fall and winter months here, that is what I do the most of.
I opened my Kindle the other day to see which books I should read this month, when I realized y'all — I have 128 books downloaded on to my Kindle.
Can you believe that?
I am going to be reading the following on my Kindle as well —
- Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
- Leaving November by Deborah Rainey
- Undaunted Valor by Donna Whichelman
- Brownie Points for Murder by Nicole Ellis
So there you have it. My extensive reading list for October. Like I said, I know it sounds like a lot, but I read a lot!
What are your plans for reading this month? What books are you checking out?