What I read in October

This past October was a challenge. I turn to books for comfort and often the books I choose during this time are ones with large page counts. While I only completed eleven titles in October, 6 were over 400 pages and three others were over 300. Did they help? Time is what my sad and sore heart needs. It’s getting easier though I do need to rearrange the window seat in the library as I keep looking there for our kitten.

October Reading List

  1. The Many-Colored Land (Saga of the Pliocene Exile #1) by Julian May
  2. Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
  3. Owlflight (Valdemar: Owl Mage Trilogy #1) by Mercedes Lackey
  4. Owlsight (Valdemar: Owl Mage Trilogy #2) by Mercedes Lackey
  5. Owlknight (Valdemar: Owl Mage Trilogy #3) by Mercedes Lackey
  6. Infomocracy (Centenal Cycle #1) by Malka Ann Older
  7. Null States (Centenal Cycle #2) by Malka Ann Older
  8. The Outstretched Shadow (Obsidian Mountain #1)  by Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  9. State Tectonics (Centenal Cycle #3)  by Malka Ann Older
  10. Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More by Katrina Rodabaugh
  11. Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book: The Essential Guide for Adventurous Knitters by Amy Herzog


I tore through the Centenal Cycle by Malka Older, though was not as wowed by the final book as I was by Infomocracy. If you’re in the mood for a techno-election thriller … I recommend it! (also: VOTE!)

I love Mending Matters and it is helping me improve my patching skills (we wear through the knees of jeans).

Next reads

I am waiting to resume reading Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus (my library hold on the ebook expired) and need to read 21 Lessons for the 21st Century for Netgalley. I am now reading the second book in Julian May’s The Saga of Pliocene Exile and it’s a little slow — I’m distracted by other books. I’m also on the second book of Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory’s Obsidian Mountain trilogy. I am enjoying it and think I needed a true epic fantasy.

Will this be the month I finish my friend Jessica Ziparo’s book, This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War–Era Washington, D.C.? I hope so!

What have you read that you recommend? Have any of these books caught your eye? Please let me know.