We’re halfway through October (can you believe it?) and that means it’s time for another Quick Lit post. As always, I’m linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy as usual for her Quick Lit series. Here’s what I’ve read so far this month.
What I’m Reading
A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
I adore Beatriz Williams’ writing, and this novel is her latest. She knows how to weave an intriguing story and her characters are always well fleshed-out and believable. This isn’t my favorite of hers, but it was a great read nonetheless. It’s about the decadence of the roaring twenties, with plenty of deceit and indulgence, lust and love — but written tastefully. Definitely worth reading. 4/5 stars
Naomi’s Room by Jonathan Aycliffe
This is one of the “creepy” novels I read in preparation for my upcoming “creepy books” post. This is a bit of a ghost story/murder mystery mash-up. It’s a quick read, and I had a hard time putting it down. Just when I was convinced I knew how it would end, there was a huge twist and I can’t remember the last time I was so shocked by a book’s ending. This one is kuh-reepy. Big time. 4/5 stars
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
People say this is the scariest book they’ve ever read. I think they should get out more. There were definitely some spooky parts, but reading this book is more like solving a puzzle. Much of it reads like a textbook (and it’s about as heavy as one) and its resolution is unsatisfying. It didn’t keep me awake at night, so yeah, not that scary. But at least now I can say I’ve read it. 3/5 stars
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
This mystery by the author of In a Dark, Dark Wood is definitely worth a read. It takes place on a luxury cruise ship and is seriously suspenseful. It’ll make you question yourself (and the main character) constantly. Oh, and if you tend to be claustrophobic, you might want to skip this one. A top-notch psychological thriller. 4/5 stars
The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning
Brennan Manning’s book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, changed my life. So I’m slowly working my way through his other books. This fantastic read, all about God’s intense and all-consuming love for His children, was just what my soul needed right now. 4/5 stars
That’s it so far for October. Next week I’ll be publishing another list of super scary books for your fall reading list! Make sure to come back and check it out. In the meantime, you can find last year’s list of spooky fall reads right here.
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