- I enjoyed this article on 10 Great New Books To Soothe Holiday Travel Delays. I just booked my flight home to Milan for Christmas this week, and I’m definitely looking forward to time on the plane and at home for some leisurely reading. I’ll consider reading The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee and Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton from this list.
- There were some great book giveaways going on this week. Here are a few you can enter for a chance to win yourself! 5 Titles From Hachette Group (Book Riot), Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Read Diverse Books), 3 Titles From The University Of Iowa Press (Book Riot).
- Kate from Parchment Girl is a contributor on Book Riot, and she posted a really great article on 10 Life-Changing Books For Introverts. I’m a definite introvert myself, and I’ve had Quiet by Susan Cain on my TBR list for a while now. I think I’ll add Introvert Power by Laurie Helogoe to the list.
- Of course we’re all still thinking of creepy reads with Halloween just 3 days away. Here are some of my favorite horror/thriller reviews from the week: Dracula (The Bandar Blog, plus an extra special Halloween-themed giveaway), The Traveling Bag And Other Ghostly Stories (Lipsyy Lost & Found), The Creeper Man (Wonderless Reviews), Dark Water (Keeper Of Pages) and Inside The Whispers (Damp Pebbles).
- And of course this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme from Broke and Bookish was anything Halloween-related. There were some great lists of spooky/scary books to add to your Halloween TBR list on Vivacious Reads, Birdie Bookworm, Reading Every Night, OhBookish, Bookshelves And Paperbacks.
- I discovered several new book blogs this week, but my favorite new find is probably Sarah’s Bookshelves. She posted a feature she calls Alcohol & Advil, in which she reviews one book likely to cause a reading hangover and then a second book you can read as a recovery book. The two books reviewed this week were The Mothers by Brit Bennett and Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner. Check her reviews out!
- Lindsay, from Lindsay’s Library, wrote an interesting review of Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier. She felt that it wasn’t as thrilling or mysterious as she was expecting, and I have to agree that it’s a low-grade thriller compared to some more modern titles. You can read my review of Rebecca here.
- On Monday I published an Author Spotlight on Eowyn Ivey’s first two novels – The Snow Child and To The Bright Edge Of The World. I loved both novels, though if I had to pick a favorite between the two it would be To The Bright Edge Of The World.
- On Wednesday I posted a 1000 Novels Series review of The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. Though it was a solid classic, I didn’t love it as much as the other classics I’ve read by the Brontë sisters.
- I was also planning a review of Eileen by Ottessa Moshfega for this week, but I really disliked the novel and didn’t feel I could wholeheartedly recommend it. I found Eileen to be graphic in a way that felt unnecessary. The book didn’t feel like it was pushing the boundaries in a legitimately artistic way, but rather in a gratuitous way.
- Next Monday I will be posting on New Book Releases For November 2016. These new releases posts are a monthly feature on my blog. Here are the September 2016 and October 2016 versions.
- Next Tuesday I will be publishing a lifestyle post on my Morning Routine. I have previously written about how to establish a Morning Routine of your own, but I thought it would be fun to share how I typically structure my mornings. It’s one of the main times during the day that I dedicate to reading and blogging.
- Thursday I will be posting a nonfiction review of Spaceman by Mike Massimino. It’s one of the new releases I featured in October and I was lucky enough to get a copy from Blogging For Books. I’m really looking forward to reading and reviewing it.
Any articles or blog posts from the book world that you really enjoyed this week? Share them in the comments!
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