Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October Reads

Look at this...
To me snow = sew! I'm thinking over my November goals and will be back with them later today. In the meantime I do have some books to recommend and I'm now well ahead of my Goodreads goal for 2014.
During my trip east to visit the kids I listened to 5 books in the car. I find that listening to words keeps me more alert than listening to music on long trips. I just realized I haven't blogged since I got back so will put that on my list to catch up on too. I had a wonderful time and the fall leaf display was stunning!

Here are my recommended 4 star books from my October list:
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I really enjoyed this book. I might be biased as a strong introvert but I found the mix of research and anecdotal segments in this book to be great reading. In fact, not only did I listen to it, but I got the eBook from the library to reread segments of it.
  • Eclipse by Richard North Patterson. This is an author I have liked over the years and I'm working through his entire library now. It was a good fit for an audio book with lots of action, twists & turns in the courtroom and an interesting African setting.
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity. Another great read by this author who is shaping up to be my find for 2014. Her books are a wonderful ride with interesting characters, serious issues and a heavy dose of fun too. I get totally absorbed in them right from the start and I love her writing style. I think my favorite is still the 1st one I read - The Husband's Secret - but this one is close.
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This book seems to fall into to the love it/hate it category for many. I've had it forever but it wasn't calling my name. Seeing the movie when it came out nudged it up the pile but I still wasn't compelled to pick it up until last month. Put me firmly into the love it category! For me the movie was a 5 star due to the stunning cinematography but the book is excellent in it's own way. The audio book's narrator was a pleasure to listen to.
So that sums up my October reads and I'm linking up to The Bibliophile Files@sarah did it! to see if I can find a few things to add to my To Read list.


  1. Sounds like you had some good reads as well. 5 audiobooks is a looooooong drive. I also prefer to listen to audiobooks while driving but partly because then I don't need to keep finding new stations but also cuz I am addicted to audiobooks :)

  2. I have not ever gotten on the audiobook bandwagon as I don't take long enough trips along to warrant it. Now I have listened to a few books while I sew, and that went well. Perhaps I should consider it more. The titles you shared all sound interesting. I have only read one - The Life of Pi. Did not see the movie. Should. Since retiring, my reading has fallen off significantly. I used to read 4-50 books a year; now I barely read 10. My quilting has picked up, though!! ;)

  3. The snow does trigger a desire to stay indoors and sew or read, doesn't it? I may have to check into that first book "Quiet". It sound interesting and I'm an introvert too. I really appreciate my peace and quiet on a day like today when I'm working from home and I'm the only person here. Just me and the cat.

  4. I have got to get that first book. Looks like a great read.

  5. I love Life of Pi too!!! One of my favorite books - and I loved the movie too, which is unusual. I need to go check out Liane Moriarty - thanks for sharing!

  6. Snow! I hope you have a great winter.


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