October has been an outstanding book month for me. There have been so many good reads, that a so-so good read between them has seemed desperately lacking. Thus, I am sharing my top October picks with you because if I try to lump it into a season, it’ll take it over. These are all books that I have read in October, regardless of when they came out.
Happy reading! (In no particular order as that would be impossible)
All This Time
BEAR. Enough said.
Okaaayyyy…if you read all my posts, you’ll probably want to know how All This Time made it on my summer list and October. Technically I was reading it when the month changed over, so it gets to go in both!
Pepper Basham everything.
Yes, I know this is cheating and technically several books, but I am late to the bandwagon and thus have devoured them all in a month. Sue me. (But seriously, please don’t sue me. Just read them all.)
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
If you didn’t read my gushy review last week, catch it here.
It Happened At The Fair
I’ve been working my way through Deanne Gist’s Fair Series for a while now and each book has been a wonder of historical details and scintillating romance. Not kissing has never been so hot. (And for a commentary on not kissing being hot, please read The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and it will explain.)
Better Than A Crown
The thing I loved most was that Valerie didn’t shy away from what it means to cross that “line” in Christian relationships and how to move forward. She handles a sensitive subject with ease while imparting Biblical truth.
Count Me In
I am also late to this party. I met the vivacious Mikal Dawn at Christian Fiction Readers Retreat and finally got to her debut novel. I have to say that I’m extremely upset that book two isn’t out yet because I. JUST. DON’T. WANT. TO. WAIT. ANYMORE.
A Dangerous Legacy
Technically I listened to this one, not read. I loved the details of learning about water pumps, the Pacific Cable, and the AP. And of course, romance and intrigue.
An Inconvenient Beauty
Despite having typed “inconvenient” a bajillion times this summer, I still get it wrong every time. Luckily, Kristi Ann Hunter got this story very very right. I am sad to say goodbye to the Hawthornes, but Griffith…swoon. See my review, here!
Whispers in the Reading Room
This one has been on my TBR pile for FOREVER and thanks to the swag from Christian Fictions Readers Retreat, I now own a copy! It was exactly what I imagined, which is very good, though I could enjoy more kisses.
The Cowboy’s Baby Blessing
Technically, I haven’t finished this one yet. In fact, I’m only a couple chapters in. But, since my gut says I should already put it on the list…I am. I have high hopes for the finish!