Monday, October 31, 2016

ABC Reads: October Review

Today is the day to link up your ABC Reads!!   

Here's a refresher on the terms of the challenge in case you missed it previously:

What does the challenge entail?  Well, I'm glad you asked.  There are 26 letters of the alphabet and Mia and I challenge you, during the course of 2016, to read a book that starts with each letter.  For example, Atonement (A), The Bell Jar (B), Catching Fire (C), and so on.  Makes sense, right? You don't need to go in order - if you want to start with S, go for it.  On the last day of each month, we'll host a link-up for you to share your ABC Reads.  We will award one point for each letter you review AND a bonus point for linking up with us!  At the end of the year (or when the first participant reviews a book beginning with each of the 26 letters), the winner will be awarded a $30 Amazon gift card. Congrats to challenge winner, Jessica from Frikken Duckie!

I only managed to finish one book this month.  I only have four letters remaining for the challenge now! I have already gotten a start on my Z book. And I've selected my C, Q, and T books so I'm hopeful I will successfully complete this challenge by the end of the year. This month, I completed the following letter: H.  Here are my thoughts...

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel. There are three different perspectives throughout the story - Mrs. Dalloway, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Woolf. They are all connected via the novel that Mrs. Woolf is writing. Cunningham does a wonderful job with this uniquely written novel. And it is a pretty quick read, too. I don't want to give much away which makes it difficult to discuss. I'll just say that I recommend checking it out!

What have you been reading this month?

Andrea :)


  1. I read "The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman. This book very loosely follows the life of Rachel Pomie Petit Pissaro, the mother of famed artist Camille Pissaro. While some characters are real, others are completely made up, so I would call this historical fiction. I enjoyed the story and the writing in this book. I would just warn anyone thinking of reading it, that the summaries and reviews tend to make it sound more exciting/dynamic, that it actually is.

  2. I remember seeing this movie, but I haven't read the book *gasp!*. :) I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! I'll add it to my neverending list of things I want to read.

    I can't wait to chat with you about Year of Yes!