What I Read in October 2021

I've always struggled to read when school is in full swing because I never have time... the classic excuse. My nights are free after practice gets out around 5:45 and this year I've become really conscious of how I spend that time, which has opened my eyes to the fact that we actually do have time, we just waste a lot of it. I've been able to get most of my homework done during the school day, so I'm able to spend my nights doing what I choose -- writing blog posts, journaling, reading, or watching tv (things I previously believed I didn't have time for!). It's been so nice to have the evenings to myself to wind down, and I love using the time to read. These were the three books I read in October! 

The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

    I loved this book -- and so did my mom! It follows the story of a young girl during the 1918 Flu Pandemic and was both a page-turner and a heart-breaker at the same time. I love historical fiction books like this, but I'd recommend it to anyone -- unless you're looking to read something light. The story was so captivating, and I loved the way it was written.

    Honestly, I didn't really love this one -- but I couldn't put it down. It was a thriller so I think that's why it drew me in so much, but I didn't love the characters and just the feel of the book. Basically, it was about a young couple that went missing and the investigation into what happened that night. There were a whole lot of affairs/odd things that went on, so it just wasn't really my style. 

    So sweet. This book was such an easy, light read but a really cute one -- I think everyone will enjoy it! It's about an old man named Eddie that passes away and goes to heaven, where he meets five people from his life. The people share life lessons with him and explain the reason for events that happened in his life. A very quick read, and a good one! 

stay on the sunny side,