What I Read In October 2021

What I Read In October 2021
What I Read In October 2021

I got through 6 books this month! I’m kind of proud. I’ve hit 60 books read this year, and I’m hoping to finish the year at 75. I have to 6 books in both November and December, but I think I can do it! This month for book club we read The Reading List, but I was disappointed in it. Hopefully next months book is better!

Perfect Timing by Owen Nicholls

2/5 ⭐️⭐️

While overall the premise of this book is completely realistic and morally good – the book dragged on and on and on. It didn’t feel like there was ever any climax in it and if there was it wasn’t until the very end. I would also say this book should have a TW since it does deal with mental health, alcohol abuse, and suicide. It was a cute story but too drawn out.

Thanks Netgalley for letting me read the ebook. 

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

2/5 ⭐️⭐️

I really thought I’d love this book. I love books about books and libraries, but this just didn’t do it for me. By the description I thought it would be sweet and heartwarming, and while there was a little bit of that, it was mostly just sad. The overarching message is a good moral but there’s just so much sadness written in.

It should also have a TW of suicide. I cannot stand when books don’t have a TW!

It was sweet to see the progression of characters, but as the book continued I got bored and frustrated with the back and forth and found myself skimming a lot. Which isn’t something I normally do with books.

Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra

3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Such a cute retelling of a classic novel. I loved the modernizations of the book and the way the author included classic components of the old story. You can’t have Little Women without the cutting of Jo’s hair.

At some points the story was slow and did drag on, but by the end it was tied up perfectly and I was so happy with it. I can’t wait to read Beth and Amy.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

While I do not have children right now, I hope to one day. This book was suggested by the blogger Jess Keys. She read it before trying to have kids to help calm her nerves about having a kid and it taking over her life. I loved this book for that. It gives the idea that a mother can have a life outside of the child and even suggest ways how. While I know it’s a lot harder to implement the French ideas in this book when a baby is crying I would I hope I’d eventually be able to take “the pause” too.

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

After both of Sophie Cousens books, I’m just a fan! They are such cute Rom Coms. While I did find Laura, the main character, annoying so much of the time you can’t help but root for her. I just thought she was so self centered and didn’t think about others or realistically. But in the end everything worked out and it was all tied together nicely. It was a little predictable but the characters were great.

Thank you NetGalley for letting me read the ARC e-copy.

500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan

3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

I love this author and this series. I’m a big fan of series where each book features a different character but all the characters stories intertwine. Also can I move to Scotland now?

This book is a bit heavier than the last two, just with the topics it deals with but overall it’s still so great!

What have you read lately?


  1. Bringing Up Bebe is one of my absolute favorite parenting books. While I certainly haven’t implemented all of the practices in parenting, it was such a refreshing read. It definitely gave me a new perspective on parenting.

  2. Reply

    Wow, looks like you read a lot of interesting books recently! I’d love to read Meg & Jo

  3. Reply

    I have Just Haven’t Met You Yet on my TBR. It sounds really cute! I’m so sorry you dealt with so many books that didn’t include trigger warnings. Before reading, you should really look them up on StoryGraph, since they include content and trigger warnings on each synopsis page!

    • Neely Moldovan
    • November 1, 2021

    I read bringing up bebe when I was pregnant with my first and loved it! Great list!

  4. Reply

    Just Haven’t Met You Yet and 500 Miles From You sound good! I’m sorry your first few books were downers. Also, I applaud you for your reading goal! My goal was 65 books and I’m not even halfway there (oops!). Thanks for the ratings.

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