Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope this post finds you all safe and well. A rather up and down month has passed, with a return to full time work; then 14-day-isolation; another week off for half-term and an impending second lockdown. Phew, what a month October has been! Now it is time to reflect back on what we’ve been reading in the past month:
~ Books ~
📖 The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey – At the beginning of the month, I finished reading the fascinating Christian non-fiction, The Bible Jesus Read, in which the award-winning contemporary Christian author, Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is more important than the Old. An interesting book, that got me making lots of notes and inspired me to read the Old Testament with new eyes. ⭐⭐⭐
📖 The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley – Then, I threw myself into the dual-narrative historical-fiction, The Firebird, by one of my favourite authors, about Nicola Marter, who uses her special ‘gift’ to look back into the past and discover a tale of love, courage, redemption and the Jacobite rebellion. While I found myself reading slower than I would have like, this was a great, sweeping book, that helped me escape my confinement. ⭐⭐⭐
📖 Holy Bible – Then towards the end of the month, I finished working my way back through the book of Job, about the testing of a good, pious man by Satan. While still a difficult Old Testament book, it was good to read it again with some new perspectives, that I got from reading The Bible Jesus Read, earlier in the month.
Altogether that is two books and one book of the Bible finished in October, which is a little under my average monthly amount, but with everything that has been going it is only to be expected. My pick of the month has to be The Firebird. Books I am continuing over into November are the classic adventure, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
~ Other Bookish Things ~
In October, I enjoyed reading books towards my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge and the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XV reading event. The latter of which has now come to end, so I will soon be doing a wrap up post for it. Next month, I am looking forward to taking part in Nonfiction November 2020 and the new Novellas In November.
Over the last month, I have also made great progress on catching up on my backlog of reviews. Here are the reviews I posted in October:
- The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor ⭐⭐⭐
- Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton ⭐⭐
- Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea ⭐⭐⭐
Now I am only behind on the reviews of this month’s books, so keep your eyes peeled for my full thoughts them coming up over the next week or so.
That’s it for now folks, here’s hoping that the coming month will be filled with plenty more good book and hopefully, for me, a more peaceful time. Take care and happy reading in September! 👋🙂📚
Now I’d love to here from you: What did you read in September? Did you take part in any reading events or challenges? Do you have any plans for November?