Getting lost in a good read is, at times, just what you need. Our book picks for the month of October suit the needs of almost any reader, and we hope you enjoy our recap of what we are reading. While thrillers gained the majority of the votes, we also threw in a few reads that will have you curling up with that pumpkin spiced latte and engulfed in a different world in no time. Relax…enjoy…and happy reading!
Elizabeth’s Pick(s): Lessons in Chemistry
- While Elizabeth had multiple picks for her favorite month of the year, Lessons in Chemistry took the top spot. This novel by Bonnie Garmus is about women’s struggle for empowerment in the late 50’s and early 60’s. It follows the story of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist who is forced to become a television chef when she finds herself a young, single mother. Brie Larson was recently selected to star in the series based off the novel; however, we HIGHLY suggest reading the book first!
Megan’s Pick: The House Maid
- This page-turner will have you hooked from the moment you begin. Freida McFadden’s novel is a gripping choice told from the perspective by the Winchester’s housemaid. While she sees everything the family does from the inside (think cooking delicious meals, tending to the children, etc.), they certainly don’t know the same perspective of HER life.
Lex’s Pick: The Silent Patient
- This selection is a psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband combined with the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. While the book opens with a picture-perfect life in a grand home in London, the plot quickly turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts the lead character into notoriety.
Hannah’s Pick: The Paris Apartment
- Lucy Foley has a knack for transporting her readers to highly memorable and worthy locations. In her newest novel of suspense, she sets her sights on Paris. In this thrilling novel, everyone’s a suspect, and nothing is quite as it seems.
Maggie’s Pick: Tom Lake
- Patchett does it again. Tom Lake is a well-written novel on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. As the lead character, Lara, recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother. All three are forced to reconsider the world, and everything they thought they knew of their mother AND themselves.