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My best books for October 2017

What were your best books for October?

I'll report on mine once I've had a chance to update their online journals.

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What were your best books for October?

I'll report on mine once I've had a chance to update their online journals.
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Oh yes, this one was great : The couple next door, debut novel of Shari Lapena. I will following his next title, for sure !
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so I think I can report on the best of the 20 books I read in October.
Novels are in the order in which I finished them.

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory - narrated in turn by the three Grey sisters: Jane, Katherine and Mary.
Good, although probably not one of Ms G's best
No BC link as it's now on my unregistered keeper shelves

In this Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear - the 13th Maisie Dobbs mystery
Kindle file so no BC link

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett - the third of his Kingsbridge novels, following Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, could well be the best yet
Also a Kindle file so no BC link

The Early Birds by Laurie Graham - sequel to The Future Homemakers of America, catching up with the friends some 40-50 years later :-)
Also a Kindle file so no BC link

Origin by Dan Brown - the further adventures of Robert Langdon, highly entertaining nonsense!
A library book so no BC link

The best of the nonfictions was definitely Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir, a very readable historian - the first of a planned series of books looking at the queens of England from 1066 to 1485
Another library book so no BC link
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Wow... I had five books in October that I rated 8 or 9 stars. Very good month for me.

In no particular order...

"Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver (9 stars)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11263090/

"Eleanor and Hick" by Susan Quinn (8 stars)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751645/

"Harmony" by Carolyn Parkhurst (8 stars)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14760027/

"Long Life" by Mary Oliver (8 stars)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762677/

"The Nobodies Album" by Carolyn Parkhurst (8 stars)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14786930/
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Fiction:
Ha Jin: Waiting http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622435/
and
Kevin Brockmeier: The Brief History of the Dead http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14182742/

Non-fiction:
Charles Allen: The Prisoner of Kathmandu
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Whistling Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall
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Had some good ones, including:

The Summer Prince ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14681399/ ), about a high-tech/ancient-ritual post-apocalyptic society in Brazil

Someone Could Get Hurt ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755577/ ), non-fiction essays on parenthood

About Time ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14538542/ ), a collection of tales by Jack Finney on the theme of time-travel

Six and a Half Deadly Sins ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14582470/ ), another entertaining book in the "Dr. Siri" series, about an elderly Laotian doctor-turned-coroner-turned-sleuth

Break of Dark ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755529/ ), a good collection of ghost stories

One Day ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10459492/ ), a novel about two people whose relationship is described over decades, via snapshots from the same date every year - surprisingly entertaining
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My how the month flew by. I had a couple of big volunteer commitments in October so that ate up some reading (and knitting) time. There were two books that I gave 9 stars:
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (which ReallyBookish also rated highly)
http://www.librarything.com/---/145045217

and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, read by Domenic Hoffman:
http://www.librarything.com/---/145974340
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There were two books that I gave 9 stars:
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (which ReallyBookish also rated highly)
http://www.librarything.com/---/145045217

I enjoyed reading your review of this book! Thanks for sharing. :)
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There were two books that I gave 9 stars:
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (which ReallyBookish also rated highly)
http://www.librarything.com/---/145045217

I enjoyed reading your review of this book! Thanks for sharing. :)

You are welcome.
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Read 13 books

#1 book was a reread: The Shack by William P. Young -- I enjoyed it much more this second time around then the first time.

NON-FICTION
Saying it Well by Chuck Swindoll -- listen to this in the car; his life story entwined on how to prepare to give talks.

FICTION:
Without Warning by John Birmingham -- A world where most Americans disappear during the time of war

The Lady of the River by Philippa Gregory -- one of her better books

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin -- read the book but probably won't watch the movie.

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