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Show Us Your Books #October

Did another month seriously already go by? 

Thanks to my Gilmore Girls binge, I didn't think I would get as many books read this month but I managed just fine. And by managing I mean totally slacking on any household chores, laundry or proper meals. But hey, priorities. Am I right? But alas, a true book worm never gives up. So here it is, my list of WONDERFUL reads that happened in October. 

Happy Reading! 


Practical Magic: Because Halloween. As magical as the movie and its soundtrack. 

 Good as Gone: I passed on this one about 1/3 of the way through, for some reason it just didn't grab my attention and my ADHD forced me to moved on to other books that I was looking more forward to. 

The Wangs vs. The World: This is fun family trip with the Wangs, who are on the run from financial ruin. Listened to it on Audible and really like the easy-going storytelling and like-able characters. 

Today Will Be Different: Any Gilmore Girl fans out there? Because Luke's sister Liz is the voice on this Audible version and I though I really liked her voice, it was a little too "dramatic reading" instead of a narration. It was VERY similar in my opinion to Where'd You Go Bernadette, which means it was fun and quirky but kind of confusing. 

I saved the best books of October for less: 

Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner:  Jennifer Weiner is everything I look for in a gal pal: Honest, funny, wry, brave and a little in your face. Her memoir doesn't disappoint. There is a lot of motivation in her chapters about the power of putting pen to paper and it's really motivated me to increase my focus on writing. She's a gem and I love her stories. 


My other favorite: The Mothers by Brit Bennett. This is everything. You can read my full review in my post yesterday. But just go out and read it already. 


And really the best for last, the book that knocked my socks of this month: 

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. I can't really begin to describe it or even defend myself for loving it so much. Because of some of the really controversial topics: meth addicts, forbidden love, young love, betrayal, passion...it's just everything. There are so many conflicting feels wrapped up in this book that it was hard to describe whether I loved it or hated it because I think that any book that evokes so many emotions in me is worth every page. I really think you should read it. 


This has been another wonderful link up with my gals Jana and Steph. Be sure to hop over there to read everyone else's #ShowUsYourBooks posts! 

Are there any Litsy users out there? 
If you are on the bookish platform, come find me at JenniferJR, I would love to see you on there! 








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  1. The Wangs vs. The World sounds interesting. I listened to Where'd You Go Bernadette and though I love the lady who plays Luke's sister when she's acting? Absolutely HATED her voice to listen to a whole book haha. so I have the next one on my kindle. all the ugly and wonderful things sounds good, adding it to my list!

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    1. by the way, saw your comment on my blog but can't respond via email (and i couldn't find your email on here!) and you won't get notified if i write on my own blog so i thought i would go here instead! i have read one true loves and i really enjoyed it!

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  2. I would love to chat with you a little more about All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I've been waiting for someone else to read it so I could talk about it. I'd love you could email me (kaylakedavra@gmail.com)!

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  3. You and Steph both loved The Mothers this month, so it's definitely on my list to read sometime soon! All The Ugly and Wonderful Things sounds like another really good read, so that's going on the list too! I also love that you read a Halloween book in October too!

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  4. Just went and read your review on The Mothers and now I can't wait to read it. I don't think I had even heard of it before now. Like you said in your review, I like to read about motherhood too and too see how and what makes someone the type of mom they are. It's all very interesting, isn't it? Pre-kids, I always though I'd be a certain type of mom, but that hasn't always been the case. Anyway, thanks for bringing this book on my radar! Also, I need to read more Jennifer Weiner. They only book of hers I've read is In Her Shoes, which I loved, and even though I own like 3 of her other books, they've just been sitting on my shelf, unread, for years.

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  5. I definitely want to read The Mothers...it sounds so good. Wow, All the Ugly and Wonderful things sounds intense but really good!!! I think I've only read one or two books by Jennifer Weiner but I did like them!

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  6. I have The Mothers on my nightstand. It's after Truly Madly Guilty and my current read, The Summer That Melted Everything. I'm waiting for Today Will Be Different. And I love Jennifer Weiner!!!

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