October is National Book Month!

October is known for many things – the weather turning colder, leaves changing color. Most of us know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month as pink ribbons appear and everything from sweatshirts to yogurt sport pink colors in honor of those who have survived the disease, those still fighting and those who have lost their battle against breast cancer.

But did you know October is also National Book Month? With temperatures dropping, it’s great time to get cozy with some hot apple cider – my favorite – and a good read!

Celebrate by finally picking up that book you’ve been meaning to read. Support your local bookstore or library with a good old fashioned printed and bound book or download something new on your e-reader.

I’m looking for my next read and can’t decide if I should go for a literary classic in honor of  National Book Month or pick up something a bit more modern.

If you’re looking for some ideas, here are a few titles on my list of books to read:

The World Without You by Joshua Henkin –
A family tries to recover after the death of the youngest child, a  journalist in Iraq.







Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt –
A moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.







Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy –
Cultures clash, love blooms, and a teacher is murdered in this novel about a sheltered young woman in 1970s India teaching at a British-run boarding school.







The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson –
A young man moves up in Kim Jong-il’s power structure and then becomes a rival of the dictator.







What will you be reading during National Book Month?

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