October came with its rainy days and hot drinks, the perfect atmosphere for reading and knitting. The past month was not great in terms of reading progress, but given the circumstances I am happy that I did read something 🙂

Let’s get the sharing started!

Currently reading

I am reading The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. Even if I’ve just started it, I’m already captivated!

For me, this book is a journey to discover the Vietnamese culture, as it’s the first book I read by a Vietnamese author. It was recommended by Carl from The Pine-Scented Chronicles – thank you so much!

Finished reading

The only book I read from cover to cover was Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo (my review), a reversed story of slavery where Africans enslave Europeans. It’s more than just a fiction story – it’s a brain-flexing read, a game well played by Evaristo, and a captivating exercise of turning what you know upside-down.

I also read Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard, the man behind the Patagonia brand. It focuses on the story of the businessman and the foundation principles of Patagonia.

Reading this book got me into a reading slump – it’s not a super captivating read, and on top of that I usually don’t enjoy reading non-fiction so much. I will put it back on the shelf for now.

Reading next

To mark the blog’s 5th anniversary I made myself a little bookish present – I bought some reading material for the cold season (check it out here)! So I have plenty of options for the next months ❤

Haven’t yet made my mind what I will read next, but I am very excited to start reading Overstory by Richard Powers and Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

What are your reading plans for October? Let me know if you read any of the books mentioned here!

Till next time … happy reading!


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