Monday, October 18, 2021

October Reading, Thus Far

Well, I really haven't read all that much for the first part of October. I keep falling asleep early and that messes with my reading. However, here is what's kept me entertained thus far this month. And it's a good thing there's a readathon coming this weekend because I really want time to read a bunch of books!

Forgotten in Death (In Death, #53)

I will always read JD Robb's In Death series. This one wasn't as good as some of them but I'm still glad I read it.

The One

This book was so good. I really liked most of the stories, except for the one about the murderer, although that one did raise some interesting questions. There is either a lot to say about this book, or I can't say much at all because I don't want to ruin it. Let's just leave it as, this is a book which will stick with me for awhile and I think a lot of people should read it.

Yoga Pant Nation (Class Mom, #3)

I don't know how Laurie Gelman turned this into a trilogy where the third book is better than the first one! I think Jennifer Dixon is the funniest character I've read about in a long time. Maybe because she's around my age and dealing with some of the same struggles, I feel like I can relate to her. Anyways, I recommend this book and am excited Gelman is writing a fourth one in this series. Bring it on!!!

Bletchley Park and D-Day: From Codebreaking to Intelligence - The Untold Story of How the Battle for Normandy Was Won

I know you're all going to be disappointed (HAHAHA!!!) but I really think this might be the last book I read about Bletchley Park. That's partially because my library doesn't carry many more books about it and partially because this book was a bit of a stretch for me. I think if you were a World War II academic studying about D-Day, this book would be right up your alley. However, as a layperson who doesn't really care all that much about the army/navy/air force, their various divisions, and all the complexities surrounding the D-Day invasion, this book was a little slow and went into the weeds a bit. I think the author was trying to prove that Bletchley Park contributed significantly to D-Day and I just wanted to read more about Bletchley Park and less about the justifications. Thus, I am fairly certain I've reached the end of my Bletchley Park reading. For now...

So those are the four books I read the first half of October. Like I said, it was a slow few weeks of reading. Here's hoping I can get into my TBR pile a little more over the next few weeks because it isn't getting any smaller.


  1. I really liked Class Mom but haven't read the second one yet!

  2. Funny - my friend I met for lunch told me I should read the JD Robb books! I need to check them out

  3. Totally agree with you on Yoga Pant Nation- LOVE Jen- I crack up during all of these books!

  4. I just KNEW who it was in Forgotten in Death! Usually my hunches aren't right but I just knew who it was as soon as the character was introduced.

  5. You have benn busy! Sadly, I have been too busy to read this month. LOoking forward to November.

  6. My dad is a big WW2 buff (his father was an officer in the Navy during WW2) - would that book be good for someone like him (he's very nerdy and into non-fiction). I'm excited that you thought book 3 was better than book 1 - I haven't loved the series but have a very strong like with it ha.

  7. I love the Gelman books. The first book will always hold a special place in my heart because that was one of the first books I read in which I literally had to put it down for a few minutes because I was laughing so hard.
    Miss you :)

  8. I am pretty sure you have read The Rose Code, but if not, you might want to grab it before you give up on Bletchley Park for a time. I thought it was very good but a little slow going.

  9. I didn't realize there was a new Laurie Gelman book out! I loved her first book so I'm excited to hear that this third one is even better.


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