The top 8 books to read in October 2019

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in October 2019

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CURRENTLY READING

   Secret Agent Brainteasers

Solving Cadence Moore

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.

READING NEXT

 The Man That Got Away  On the Edge of the World

If You Cross the River

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  Avalanche hotel

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.

Avalanche Hôtel
By a French thriller author I’m looking forward to discovering.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

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List of books I can swap with yours

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PLANS FOR OCTOBER

  • Read and review the book I got for Classics Spin #13
  • Post a few tag posts

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HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?

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Top Ten Books Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

Top Ten Books Books
On My Fall 2019 TBR

TTT for September 24, 2019
#TopTenTuesday

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For this edition of #TopTenTuesday, we are talking about Books On My Fall 2019 TBR.

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1-2. Books that will be published in the Fall

 The Man That Got Away Guide to Healing the Earth

 

3. Book I need to read for The Classics Spin

On the Edge of the World

4. Book lent by a friend

The Vexations

5. Latest Orthodox book acquired

Alexander Schmorell

6-10. Books received for review

These have been published a few months ago, but I haven’t got to read them yet, so I really need to catch up!!

 Secret Agent Brainteasers If You Cross the River The Ten loves of Mr Nishino

 Inhabitation La grande escapade

Have you read any of these?
Which book are you most looking forward
to reading this Fall?

The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #21

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The Classics Spin #20

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For this Classics spin #21, I got #5, which in my list is

On the Edge of the World

It was written in 1875 by Nikolai Leskov:
Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop’s trip to Eastern Siberia. During his journey he learns through example and suffering that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is dignity that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for Christian conversion.  (Goodreads)

I’m totally thrilled, as I am in a Russian mood – well, that’s not that unusual.
I’m glad I didn’t get one of my many Japanese titles, as I want to keep them for the Japanese Literature Challenge starting in January at Dolce Bellezza.

It’a very short work, and I have until end of October to read and review it.

Have you read it? What did you think?

It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See here what this is all about.

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Here is what I got for the previous Classics Spin:

A wizard of Earthsea Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Arsene Lupin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

The Face of Another A Moveable Feast The Dream of the Red Chamber

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)

For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1: A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

For Classics Spin, #20, I got # 19: The Dream of the Red Chamber
by Cao Xueqin

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #?

MY FULL CLASSICS CLUB LIST IS HERE

 

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