I read seven books in October, a bit more than usual for me but one was a picture book!
- Linger and Forever, the final books of the Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater.
- Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love and the Search for Home, a memoir by Kim Sunee
- When Parents Text: So Much Said…So Little Understood by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
- M.O.M.: Mom Operating Manual, a hilarious picture book by Doreen Cronin and Laura Cornell
- The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, a teen post-apocalyptic novel
Where Are You Reading Challenge Update: I already had a pin in Minnesota for Shiver. The author Trail of Crumbs has lived in Korea, Sweden, and France, but I put the pin in New Orleans, where she spent her childhood because it is also near and dear to my heart! The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie takes place in a fictional English town, but there is a reference to nearby York, so I stuck the pin near there. Since The Eleventh Plague takes place in a post-apocalyptic U.S., it's hard to tell where the characters are, but they mention a nearby Fort Leonard, and I found one in the existing state of Missouri, so that's where I stuck that pin. That brings my total tally up to 15 different states and 8 countries outside of the U.S.:
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For my Fall Into Reading Challenge, which is already at the halfway point, I have read 4 of my list of 10 grown-up books and 4 out of 10 kids/teen/YA books. So, maybe a little bit behind there, but not too bad.
How was your reading month? What was your favorite book read this past month?