Hi, guys!  Welcome to the October Book List!  I thought I’d share some books with you which I hope to read this month.

While I used to confine most of my reading to fiction, in the past several years I’ve really branched out into (what I think) is a nice mix of fiction, theology, biography, poetry and books about birds – seriously “H is for Hawk” changed my life!

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After I got home from Paris, I ordered Rodin for the coffee table.  I was so inspired by Camille Claudel’s sculptures – which are featured prominently in the Musee Rodin due to her apprenticeship and long term love affair with Rodin.  This book is absolutely gorgeous!

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I’ve always been a huge Tom Petty fan and I’ve picked this book up and then decided not to buy it on numerous occasions.  Looking back, I almost never read biographies of living people – it seems too much to me like trying to capture lightning in a bottle.  Now that he’s gone, I’m going to give this a read.

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After reading about Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize for Literature, I picked up The Buried Giant.  I loved Remains of the Day and I am sure that this book will be worth the investment.

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The colorful cover of Ready Player One caught my eye while I was visiting my drug dealer local book seller….  Closer inspection revealed what appears to be a fun romp of a read – which is always nice.  I’m on page 19 so far.  Stay tuned to Goodreads for a review!

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I wasn’t kidding when I said I like books about birds!  So, you know…. The Genius of Birds seemed like the thing for me to do!

 

When you’re an American in Paris and a book junkie, it only seems right that you should haul yourself over to Shakespeare and Company and soak up the books!  I wanted to purchase something that seems appropriate while I was there and right now, it’s hard for me to think of any author who’s more appropriate than James Baldwin.  Baldwin writes so eloquently about race, class and sexuality in America.  Eventually, he fled this country for France and remained away for the rest of his life.  I picked up Giovanni’s Room  and The Fire Next Time.  Two slim volumes that I hope will change me and give me something to think about – which is always my dearest hope in picking a new book.

What are y’all reading?  I’m always thrilled to hear about a book someone else loved so comment below and let me know!

Happy Weekend!

xo

Tonya

2 thoughts on “The October Book List

  1. I have The Buried Giant on my shelf just waiting to be read. I keep hearing about H is for Hawk but it’s such an odd premise that I haven’t been drawn to it. You loved it a lot?! Oooo I love books so much. I have a youtube channel all about it if you feel like checking it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcnyltWxlFDH2ymDyk5kWCQ?view_as=subscriber

    I’m in between books right now. I just finished The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman which I enjoyed. Thinking of moving onto something spooky – maybe The Seance by John Harwood. We shall see what the weekend brings!

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  2. April – I’ll check out your youtube channel! Also H is for Hawk is an odd premise – but it works. Reads like a novel. I couldn’t put it down and it was so, so good. Happy Weekend!

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