What I read in October 2021
After my Beth O’Leary book-a-thon last month I took a change of pace and switched it up with a few different genres. My first book choice was an old school paperback, which I really enjoyed. It did mean it took me longer to read as I couldn’t read it in bed like I usually do on my Paperwhite!
The Silent Cry – Cathy Glass
I found this book in my local charity shop and was intrigued. Once I started the book I was hooked. Cathy writes from her own personal experiences as a foster carer and this story covered three children who had stayed with her for a time period. I must admit that it’s not my usual genre of story, I did keep thinking there was going to be ‘a twist’, but of course this isn’t make-believe, it’s real life. An interesting ‘behind the scenes’ look into what goes into foster caring.
My next book was consumed in the sunshine as we jetted off to Funchal, Madeira for a half term family holiday. I’d downloaded a stack of books on to my Kindle and the first holiday read was…..
…..The Happy Family – Jackie Kabler
My first novel by Jackie Kabler, and I wasn’t disappointed. I found this to be un-put-down-able and I honestly soaked up every page. I did guess the ‘twist’ fairly early in, but it didn’t ruin the read at all. I just wanted to race through to see if I was right! I enjoyed it so much I’ve downloaded another couple of Kabler’s books.
For my third , and second on holiday, yes I managed to read on a family holiday, WTF?! I stuck with the crime thriller genre and started…
…As She Left It – Catriona McPherson
I did something I never do with books and I abandoned it after the first couple of chapters. I just couldn’t get into the style of writing and I quickly lost interest. Being on holiday, I thought life was too short to attempt to get into it.
The Cornish Midwife – Jo Bartlett
I’m not sure why I chose this book, but I’m glad I did. It was just a nice simple read. Very easy to get into and from the outset you knew where it was going, there weren’t any twists or turns in it – but sometimes you need that in a novel. I think being on holiday made me more chilled out and so a nice chill read was just what the doctor ordered!