The top 11 Books to read in October 2016

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in October!

 Click on the covers to know more


   Commonwealth   pancakes-in-paris

the-blessed-surgeon highland-storm

= I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 books by Patchett,
so I can’t wait!
I got it at BEA
Pancakes in Paris
= fun memory of the author’s dream
of opening an American diner in Paris!
The Blessed Surgeon
= having just read the life of Saint Innocent of Moscow,
I feel like reading the life of another remarkable Orthodox
Highland Storm
= this is the first book in the series I’m currently translating into French 


michaelangelos-ghost   the-other-einstein

The Invoice  the-suicide-shop

A wizard of Earthsea

Michelangelo’s Ghost
= I have organized tours for Gigi Pandian,
but this will finally my first read by her!
NB: there are a few openings for her upcoming book tour
in January,
for her latest book!
The Other Einstein
= the book that most intrigues me at BEA
The Invoice
= I know, I already listed this, but this time for sure!
The Suicide Shop
= by a French author I enjoy
A Wizard of Earthsea
= that’s the title I got for Classics Spin #14!



          the-martian-chronicles   a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn

The Martian Chronicles
= after reading/listening to Bernard Cornwell’s 8 books
in his Saxon Chronicle Series, I have decided it was time to stop.
So here we go with classics
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
= both books are on my Classics Club Challenge



16 thoughts on “The top 11 Books to read in October 2016

  1. I loved The Martian Chronicles! The first few stories were good but I couldn’t quite see why the book has such a reputation as a great classic. But as it went on the stories got better and better, and some of the later ones are simply wonderful! I hope you enjoy it 🙂


  2. I’m still waiting for the Commonwealth to come to me in the library. Not long to go it seems. Lucky you for jetting it at BEA. I’ve not read Ursula Le Guin. Is she a fantasy author?


    • I have not read any by her yet, but she’s really a classic here, she’s 86. American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays.
      I’m at page 121 in Commonwealth, and sorry to say I’m disappoited so far, compare to Bel Canto or State of Wonder. Probably because of the theme, I don’t enjoy much family stuff


        • me too! But wait, that’s probably just me, most of the reviews on Goodreads are very positive, average over 4.00. One reader seems to have highlighted very well what I’m not liking, but I always have problems with books on family stuff and it’s all family stuff in this one


          • if you are referring to Commonwealth, I had to. I just finished it and was so so disappointed. But I enjoyed very much One Hundred Years of Solitude, so I don’t have anything against the genre per se. It just needs to be really well done, and well written, lol!!


  3. I used to read a lot of Bradbury…hope you enjoy, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is very poignant. I’m intrigued by The Other Einstein (mostly because I am always intrigued by THE Einstein). I’ll have to watch for your review.


  4. I heard Ann Patchett recently do a reading and Q & A with readers at our Barnes & Noble. I will be reading Commonwealth too.

    I read The Wizard of Earthsea this summer for the first time and enjoyed it very much, deftly written and a pleasant surprise.


    • I can’t wait to being The Wizard of Earthsea.
      I’m totally dragging my feet with Commonwealth, I’m so disappointed, but because i got it at BEA, I feel obliged to finish it. I heard her talk live online when Bel Canto had its premiere as opera in Chicago. I enjoyed her talk very much, I admire what she did to open a bookstore in her city, and enjoyed so much Bel Canto and State of Wonder. but this one…


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