As the seasons change, one thing remains the same – my love for books.
October was a great reading month (I devoured 10 books), and the autumn temperatures that are just beginning to grace Tennessee have me ready to curl up with a blanket and even more novels this month.
But before we get ahead of ourselves – here are the books I read in October:
The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Following the lives of foster siblings years after their separation, this novel shows what it means to move on and trust the future, with a past that seems impossible to escape.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This critically acclaimed novel tells the story of our world after tragedy. Through the eyes of a traveling theatre troupe and the people they encounter, you’ll learn what it means to find yourself, after losing everything.
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
A futuristic Gossip Girl, The Thousandth Floor recounts the lives of a handful of teenagers living in the world’s tallest building. With a more hopeful take on what our world has coming, this book will have you sucked into the drama and scandal within a page or two.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A classic novel with eerie similarities to modern society, Bradbury paints a picture of individuality and the idea of doing good, even when the world is against you.
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
Everyone knows Drew Barrymore from her countless leading roles, but not everyone knows the behind the scenes of America’s sweetheart. In this memoir, Barrymore brings the reader on a journey through her past and present, and lays out a map for her future work and charity.
A World Without You by Beth Revis
Easily the best book I read this month, A World Without You is a heart wrenching look into the mind of mental illness, and the devastating effects it has on both individuals and their families.
The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson
We all know and love Dwight from The Office, but how many of us are familiar with the man behind the Bears, Beets, and Battlestar Galactica obsession? In this tell-all, Wilson embraces the reader in honest tales from his pre-Office life, and gives inspiration to those in the arts that wish to follow in his footsteps.
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart
Best known for her wildly popular YouTube channel, Hannah Hart shares her story of family, pain, and optimism. While seeming like the same story is told over and over again throughout its pages, this memoir still provides insight for all those Hartos out there about the girl behind the self-made empire.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The first book in the Shades of London series, The Name of the Star gives a modern twist on the phenomenon of Jack the Ripper. Johnson keeps you guessing up until the very last page, and ready to tear through the next books in the series immediately.
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
Written by the popular Hollywood producer Brian Grazer, this book shares his ideas on perspective, and how having an open mind has led him to the life he has today. Grazer reminds the reader to always keep their eyes and ears attentive – you never know who or what might just set you up on the path to success.
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