The top 8 books
I plan to read in October 2019
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Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. This is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again. Almost done!
Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one is fun, though I basically can’t solve any teaser! It’s got great historical details too.
Solving Cadence Moore
A mystery I received for review some time ago. It’s all about manipulation, at different levels.
The Man That Got Away
A quirky mystery that I won, by an author I enjoyed in nonfiction.
On the Edge of the World
The classic I got for Classics Spin. “Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary Orthodox bishop’s trip to Eastern Siberia.”
If You Cross the River
On my Edelweiss shelf since May… Presented as “a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of words.”
CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS
Tender is the Night
I couldn’t stand The Great Gatsby, but I like the author’s writing here, despite the painful topic of mental illness.
By a French thriller author I’m looking forward to discovering.
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PLANS FOR OCTOBER
- Read and review the book I got for Classics Spin #13
- Post a few tag posts
HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?
I think the only F. Scott Fitzgerald book I’ve read is The Great Gatsby!
You should try this one
On the Edge of the World looks great! I couldn’t even get through Tender is the Night. I think it’s the only classic so far that I DNF. I might try it again one day but for now there are too many other great books to read. Happy October reading!
Maybe you could try it in audio. It worked well in ghat format for me
I’ve actually not heard of any of these titles! I am familiar with The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald and have it on my TBR list but haven’t heard of Tender Is the Night.
Oh wow, you should definitely try Tender is the Night – it contains some autobiographical elements actually
It looks like you have a great month of reading ahead!
Yes! What about you?