Tuesday, October 31, 2023

October 2023 Books

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride - Wow, what an incredible look at the way the Jewish and Black communities have been intertwined. The writing is wonderful and the characters are rich. My only real complaint is that nothing really happens in the story until it all suddenly gets wrapped up in the end. But it was an enjoyable read along the way!

My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine - This was the perfect silly romance novel to get me through some of this terrible month. The title is the story, and, spoiler alert, they fall in love. Okay, now you've got the whole book. 

The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - You've got to laugh that this is the fourth book in a trilogy. Seriously, though, I was happy to revisit the world of the Hawthorne brothers, I get a big kick out of them. It was also somewhat ridiculous but therefore enjoyable. 

B'nai Mitzvah Mistake by Stacey Agdern - This was a fun Jew-y romance novel and it followed the romance novel formula perfectly. 

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom - This book was an intriguing concept but I'm not sure if it worked for me as a book. I'm still thinking about it, though, so maybe that part was successful.

What are you reading?