If you’re anything like me, you can’t believe it’s already the end of October. How did that happen?
I’ve been doing a lot of reading this month in a variety of genres, and I’ve enjoyed everything. As I was reminded over the weekend, sometimes getting out of our comfort zone is a good thing because it forces us to read something we might not otherwise have chosen.
If I could remember the order in which I read these books, I would present them that way. Since I don’t remember, I’ll present them in alphabetical order by author name.
The Secrets at Morocco House by Beverley Carter
I’m reading this one right now. I chose it because I was challenged on social media to pick a book on my Kindle written by an author I’ve never read. Do you have books like that on your ereader or in your To-Be-Read pile? If so, I issue that same challenge to you: pick a book you already have by an author you’ve never read. Come back next month and tell us what you read and what you thought of it!
If you don’t have any such books on your ereader or in your TBR pile, no problem. Just head to your closest library and do the same thing.
Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs
This was a cozy-ish mystery set in Charleston, South Carolina. The main character is the owner of a tea shop that I wish existed in real life where I live. A jewel heist, a tragic death, and a frenzied search for the killer(s) made it an exciting read.
Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America by the Colonial Dames of America
The title of this book tells you more or less everything you need to know about it. It was short and fascinating and I used it for research for an upcoming book.
The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper by Phyllis Entis
This is the second book in the Damien Dickens Mystery Series, and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first book. Damien “Dick” and Millie Dickens, a husband-and-wife team of private investigators, are pulled into a devious plot that reaches across international borders and threatens their lives.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In the category of Classics-and-With-Good-Reason, we have this masterpiece by one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. The Jazz-Age story of how the lives of Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, and Tom and Daisy Buchanan intersect reminds readers that you can’t leave the past behind, but you can’t relive it, either.
Teach Yourself Google Analytics by Michael Miller
For reasons that should be obvious, I wouldn’t recommend reading this unless you absolutely have to. That said, if you have to learn Google Analytics, this is a great place to start.
Next up for me is Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Mims. I’ll tell you more about it next month!
What are you reading? I hope you’ll share your current reads with the rest of us.
Until next time,