However, the weather did supply some opportunity to read. I read 8 books this month, from the following genres:
Cozy mystery: 4
Historical Fiction: 1
Christian Fiction: 2
Pulp Friction (Cider Shop Mystery #2) by Julie Anne Lindsey - Lovely setting of barn turned into cider shop. Winnie hosts a wedding reception at the cider shop where the groom is murdered.
Murder with Clotted Cream (Daisy's Tea Garden #5) by Karen Rose Smith - Daisy and her crew are giving a tea for a wealthy former actress and the cast of an upcoming play. The host is found murdered.
Wicked Autumn (Max Tudor #1) by G. M. Malliet - Wanda Batton-Smythe, the leader of the Women's Institute and bane to many in town, is found murder in the village hall during the Harvest Fayre. Max assists in the investigation.
Tide and Punishment (Seaside Mystery Cafe #3) by Bree Baker - Christmastime in Charm, NC. Mayor is murdered and Aunt Fran is the main suspect. (Review coming next week.)
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson - Letters from a preacher father to his son. Takes place in 1950's Iowa.
Songs of Innocence & of Experience by William Blake - A book of poetry originally published as an illuminated book in 1789.
On a Coastal Breeze (Three Sisters Island #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher - Maddie Grayson, the middle sister, is establishing her counseling. When a new pastor comes to the island, she has to face some things from her past.
Back Home Again (Tales From Grace Chapel Inn #1) by Melody Carlson - After losing their father, three sisters work together to restore their childhood home.
I had one book that I decided not to finish and that was The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. I read about 65 pages and just wasn't connecting with the characters.
A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte M. Mason. - This is a re-read for me and I am reading it slowly.
This month I shared my Commonplace Journal with a look inside and some thoughts on the practice of keeping this type of a journal.
Overall, a great reading month. The cozy mysteries that I read were some of my favorites this year.
How was your reading in October?