October has flown by. It didn't feel like I read in very much, but I did make through 1037 pages of Gone with the Wind. I am counting that for more than one book. My November nightstand is smaller since my mom is coming for a two week visit in November. I making my goals manageable.
From September I read:
- The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective by Martha Peace - I know a lot of people really like this book, but I found the author's tone very overbearing and harsh. There are some great books on the market for a wife that is wanting follow God's Word that I can't recommend this one at all.
- Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford - You don't have to be attached to your phone or technology to gain insight from this book. Excellent advice for learning to live in the moment and focus on what is important right now rather than letting your life be filled with unnecessary busyness. Excellent read!
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - So I finally made it through this very aggravating book. No, I did not like it. I can't find anything enduring about Scarlett at all. And the ending! Ugh! Yes, I knew how it ended, but reading it was still galling. I guess I am too much of a romantic and I need my books to have perfect endings. Anyhow, I did read it. I am in the know and from there we will call it good. One day I will get around to doing a more thorough review.
- My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell - Oh what fun! This is a re-read and as a homeschool mom this is a book I can really appreciate and it has hysterically funny parts to top it off. This tells the story of Gerald Durrell and his family who relocated to Corfu, a Greek isle. He loves natural history and spends his time wandering the island collecting and studying it to his heart's content. A fun read. (Just so you know: This is a PG read including language and drinking.)
- A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories by Richard Peck - I love this series by Richard Peck. One of my kids listened to them so I decided that I would also listen to them before they had to go back to the library. They were just as good as I remembered.
- A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck - Ditto and this one even made me cry and it had the perfect ending!
See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.