Recently Read: October


I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share some books that I have read (and enjoyed) so far this month.

1. Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf
My good friend recommended this to me and it was a quick and enjoyable read. It gave me a lot to think about, especially about how we change and shift our perspectives as we get older. It reminded me that there is never a set time in our lives when we are 'done', when we have finished learning all that we can from life. I highly recommend it.

2. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
This is the first book by Murakami that I've read and it was very interesting. I love how he describes what running means to him and why it's such a huge part of his life. Also, reading it made me want to be a real runner. Maybe someday.

3. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Overall, I liked this book. I listened to it on audiobook and it is read by the author with some audio included of speeches she gave, which just makes for a great experience. So many of her observations have stuck with me and her work is really inspiring.

4. Walkable City by Jeff Speck
I gushed about this book here but I really cannot recommend it enough. I still think about walkability and its impacts all the time.

5. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
An Australian saga spanning decades, this book totally hooked me. The stories were so interesting that I couldn't put the book down. I got completely wrapped up in the characters and their lives and agonized over every mishap. I just really loved it.

Comments

  1. What a great list! I need to read Haruf's other novels before I can get to Our Souls at Night.

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    1. Thanks! What other novels by Haruf do you want to read? Our Souls at Night was my first and I'm not sure where else to start

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  2. I loved year of yes! I thought it was so inspiring.

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  3. I loved Walkable City too! Made me really want to make some changes where I live!

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  4. My favorite thing about The Thorn Birds is the fact that *no one* would write up a hero named Ralph these days :)

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    1. Hahah so true!! It is truly of its time :)

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  5. The Thornbirds is on my list! I may read it to fulfill the MMD Reading Challenge category before the end of the year.

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  6. I am adding What I Talk About When I Talk About Running to my TBR list. I loved My Year of Running Dangerously, another running memoir, and hope this one will help keep my jogging momentum going.

    Here are my September reads: https://elle-alice.blogspot.ca/2016/09/september-book-reviews.html

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    1. Ooo thanks for the recommendations! For some reason I love running books. Have you read Born to Run? That is another great one

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  7. Thorn Birds is on my TBR pile. Maybe November. Pam

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