I read 20 books and 3 short stories in October.  


The books I read were:

  • 2 nonfiction
  • Way too many Duke-centric romances.  I tend to prefer my historicals to be Duke-free but it is what it is
  •  3 audiobooks
  • Set in the U.S., England (and Wales), and Eritrea

What were my favorites?

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What I’ve read so far in 2019:

  • Righteous by Joe Ide
  • Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee
  • The Class by Heather Won Tesoriero
  • North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
  • Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
  • The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
  • Bury What We Cannot Take by Jean Kwok
  • Instant Indian by Rinku Bhattacharya
  • The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
  • A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
  • Spices and Seasons by Rinku Bhattacharya
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  • The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
  • A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

I’m aiming for 21-30 books to be at the tapir level.  17/21 so far.  Only 2 months left.  I need to get a move on.


Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I was super excited to add Eritrea this month.

The book is amazing and you should read it but I kept getting excited every time she mentioned Eritrea because I knew I would get to add this. That’s a hard one to get!