October has gotten off to a pretty great start. So far, I have finished three (and a half) books, two of which were five-star reads. My reading slowed down a little bit in September, but I’m feeling like I’m back on track, so I have high hopes for this week.
The first book I finished this week is The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while because I loved Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists. This one wasn’t quite as good (which didn’t surprise me, since it was her debut novel), but I still really enjoyed it. It was a four-star read for me.
Then I read Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. I try to read books, especially nonfiction books, about the experiences of others. I feel like I’m fairly familiar with racism in the United States, but I enjoyed learning about how racism affects people in the UK. I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a great overview of racial issues and how too many white people deny there is even a problem. Five stars. I’d highly recommend it.
Finally, I read The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. Which is basically The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Hunger Games. And it was amazing. I loved this book. Even though it hurt me. It’ll be out this Tuesday, so definitely check it out! You can read my of The Grace Year here.
As for current reads, I have a few (what’s new?). I am a few hours into the audiobook of The Last Man by Mary Shelley. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. It’s supposed to be post-apocalyptic, and it hasn’t gotten there yet, so we’ll see. I’m also a little over halfway through The Bone People by Keri Hulme, and I’m kind of loving it. I’ve never read anything like this before, but it’s brilliant. I’m hoping to have a review up sometime this week.
And that’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What have you read so far in October?
If you missed it, check out my September Wrap Up.