I cannot believe that October, my favorite month, is finally here! I had an okay reading month. I think I didn't realize how much time school would suck out of me, haha. So, my OCTOBER TBR will be a little more modest. ;)
Lilus Kikus and Other Stories by Elena Poniatowska. Loved this so so so so crazy much. I have a review HERE if you'd like to read more about it.
In the End by Demitria Lunetta. Not as impressed by this one as I was by the first. There were a lot of parts that just didn't really make sense... I didn't post a review here, but I have a mini-review on Goodreads that you can check out HERE.
Rumble by Ellen Hopkins. This book and I did not get along. This was my only one-star read this month... and for a very long time, actually. Find out why I didn't like this book HERE.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass. Perfect. A book that absolutely everyone should read. I'm working on a review of this one and should hopefully have it up by the weekend.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. A very weird and magical book. When I finished it I wasn't sure if I loved it or hated it. Turns out, I kind of loved it. But I'm warning you that things get a little strange. It's called magical realism for a reason.
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft. This was my favorite book I read this month. Only around 50 pages, full of information about the complexity of using race as a reason for slavery as well as a compelling and amazing story of how to people became free. Really, really, really recommended.
Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros. This was a collection of short stories written by Cisneros, who has a very declarative, staccato style. But she also can weave a sentence so beautiful it's like watching someone paint. Put those two contrasting styles together and you have the very interesting work of Sandra Cisneros. Her Eyes of Zapata story was my favorite.
What did you read this month?
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