Yes, I’ve said it. I’m sorry, but Jane Eyre was boring. I can appreciate that it beautifully written, and understand why its a classic but I was so darn relieved to be finished with this book.
And with that lovely intro I present you with my sad list of only four books. It was a slow month, mostly because I was busy finishing a few online courses, and the time I would often use for reading was used for studying. Even still I’m ahead of schedule for finishing my 100 book goal for 2017 so yay!
As usual, the links are Amazon Affiliate links so should you make a purchase though one of them I will earn a couple of cents. So far this year I’ve made almost $5… haha
This was recommended reading for my YogaFit for Warriors course and I had purchased it prior to the course in August but only got around to reading it last month. It was a great read, and such a good resource for anyone working with clients with trauma issues – it’s not just for therapists (obviously!). I really liked this book and learned a few cool things (like how to manually open my nasal passage on the side I can’t breathe through due to my deviated septum. I’ve used that trick so many times since!). It’s also a pretty quick read which is nice, and had some really solid take aways.
A book about a guy with cats who writes about his cats? How could I not enjoy this? Tom even blogs about his cats and they have their own Twitter handles. I really enjoyed this book, I swear at feline owners believe they do the craziest things for their furry friends, and then you hear the stories of other people and realize you aren’t alone, haha. That’s how I felt reading this book, and while my heart broke at least once during reading, overall I would put this firmly in the happy book category.
Thank the stars for Thandie Newton because without her I never would have finished this. This audio book clocks in at just over 19 hours, and I’d say approximately 4 of those hours were interesting. I know there were entire chunks where I completed zoned out because nothing of interest was going on, and had I been reading it in print I would have thrown it at a wall never to pick it up again.
I know. I’m sorry. But it was SO BORING. What I appreciate about Jane Austen is how comedic her writing was, Charlotte Bronte was no comedic writer. A beautiful writer, I can certainly agree to that, but man alive. What a snore.
And yet…I still want to watch the movie, but mostly because I know they’ll cut out most of the boring bits, haha.
I’ve read a number of Jennifer’s books. Some I liked, some I didn’t, but to date this is by FAR my favourite of her novels. Unlike many of her other novels where the story is told by more than one main character, this one moves back and forth in time, but always from the same person’s point of view. While I still have a grievance or two about the story, overall I really enjoy it. I’m even considering keeping the hardcopy on my bookshelf, which you know is a rare honour bestowed upon a title 😉
And that’s it! My sad, four book list for October. But have no fear, as of writing this, it’s November 6th and I’ve already finished two titles so November is shaping up to be a better reading month 😉