My 5 Star Reads:
The Child Of Auschwitz by Lily Graham
This was my #1 pick of October!
Historical fiction with such lovely writing, you are drawn into the story from start to finish.
The Book of Flora by Meg Elison
Post-Apocalyptic final book in The Book of the Unnamed Midwife series. A great ending to a fabulous series!
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
Historical fiction set in World War II, but located in Italy. The story focuses on a young woman and a priest hiding people in churches.
My 4 Star Reads:
The Book of Etta by Meg Elison
Post-Apocalyptic second book in The Book of the Unnamed Midwife series. This book was good, but it seemed to stray just a bit from the formula of the first book that I loved so much. Still worth reading!
Choices by J.E. Laufer
A memoir of J.E. Laufer’s family’s escape from Hungary during the revolution. A quick, gripping read!
Everybody’s Somebody by Beryl Kingston
A beautifully written account of one woman’s life, inspired by a child looking at a painting of the woman and commenting that everybody’s somebody. This book follows her story.
The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
A vine witch returns home after years of being cursed to find many changes that she must work to correct to save her beloved vineyard. A bit of a supernatural romance and a great read!
Mother’s and Murderers by Katherine Ellison
My first adventure into True Crime, and completely worth it! A mixture of true crime and memoir, this book was a great story.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
A mix of erotic/romance/thriller, this book hit it all. It’s a fun read with a deeper look into the punjabi widow community.
I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll
This was my first novel by this author, and it won’t be my last. A suspenseful book from start to finish with all the right things to make a thriller great!
The Art of the Kiss by Holly Schindler
A fairytale romance with a narrator to make you smile.
My 3 Star Reads:
The Weaver by Heather Kindt
This was a highly anticipated read for me and it did not live up to my expectations. The writing left me confused at times and the had a lot of additional scenes or characters that were left without completed stories. Overall, a good read if you come across it.
What You Did by Claire McGowan
I didn’t love this one the way I have with other Claire McGowan books. It was a good story with a good premise, just didn’t do enough for me.
A group of friends from college have a reunion and one is raped. The book follows the aftermath of that incident.
The Octopus Curse by Salma Farook
This was a beautifully illustrated poetry book.