We love reading, but like a lot of adults, we hardly find the time to read as much as we love to. In our high school years, we read so many books and novels and textbooks too! Our favourites were the English Literature books that were our recommended reading for the subject. We would look forward to getting our hands on the books during the summer holidays and the reading would begin.
In this post, the books to read in October will include some of our childhood favourites, some of the religious and family-oriented books we would recommend, and also some feel-good reads. There are also one or two books that we have in the home that we would recommend for you too.
There’s something nice about curling up with an interesting or thought-provoking book and spending hours engrossed in its pages. We hope that this list will inspire you to choose a book or two from the list to enjoy. If you have a suggestion or two for us, don’t hesitate to put it in the description box below.
Some of our childhood favourite books to read in October
- The Year in San Fernando by Michael Anthony. It’s the experiences of twelve-year-old Francis, the son of a very poor widow living in a Trinidadian village. He is given the chance to go to San Fernando to work as a servant companion. It seems a great opportunity, but Francis has never seen a town or been away from his family, and he is very afraid.”
I could easily see myself in his shoes as for me it was also a ‘whole new world’ when I left my small district of Linstead to go off to college in the capital city of my country Jamaica.
- Green Days By The River. This book is about fifteen-year-old Shell who tells his story directly and we see things through his eyes – his confused feelings first for Rosalie, and then for Joan, his distress about the illness and death of his father, and his admiration tempered by fear of Mr. Gidharee, Rosalie’s father. I like this book because it points out so many issues and feelings that we all pass through as teens, becoming young adults.
Religious and family-oriented books I would recommend
- Steps to Christ. This book is helpful for those who want to explore Christianity. It is also good for those who want to have a closer relationship with Jesus as they make the Christian walk.
- Letters to 16 Strong Biblical Women. I recently received a copy of this precious little book by the author herself! It’s a devotional book and I like it because it shows that some of the issues we face today are the same as other women in the Bible. It’s highly recommended and I think it’s penned in a clever way.
Feel good reads
- Recently, on holiday, I bought and read the book The Twins. The title and picture grabbed my attention at first because ofcourse, I am a twin. The book has so many twists and turns but the major one, if I reveal it, it will spoil the surprise for you. Twins can be so different in ways, character, dress, and general lifestyle. It’s a gripping read and so good!
- The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh is the book I am currently reading. I am only at chapter 2 or 3 but already I know that I am going to be shocked and surprised at the happenings between that man and the woman he pledged to return to after his holiday away! It’s an easy read and so I would recommend it.
I hope you find a book or two to add to your list of books to read in October.