While the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed travel, there are no limits to where beloved books can take us. So, this “trick or treat” season, grab a bag of candy corn and settle in to devour these fiction, non-fiction, mystery, and fantasy books by stellar authors including Ken Follett and J.K. Rowling. Let this October reading list carry you out of your home and into new parts of the world, both real and imagined, and escape from this one for a little while.
The Evening And The Morning is the prequel to Pillars Of The Earth, written by Ken Follett thirty years ago. The lives of three main characters are intertwined as each one comes into dangerous conflict with ambition and rivalry, birth and death, and love and hate.
Political activist Candace Owens lays bare the myth that all Black people are expected to vote for Democratic candidates. Blackout is well-researched and intelligently addresses the many ways that Democratic Party policies hurt rather than help the African American community.*
Fifty Words For Rain is a heartwarming and beautifully written novel about Japanese culture and the Imperial Dynasty inheritance that links a family together. This is the story of a young girl’s struggle and evolution from victim to survivor, and what it means to be free.
Troubled Blood is written by the Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. This fifth book in the detective series is a story of a 40-year-old “cold case” of a person missing under curious circumstances. The case stretches over a year and has all the mystery, heart, and character dynamics of the series, and the actual killer is totally unexpected!
The Daughters Of Yalta tells the story through the eyes of Sarah Churchill, Anna Roosevelt, and Kathleen Harriman, the daughter of W. Averell Harriman, the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union. Skillfully written and meticulously researched, it’s an extraordinary work that reveals the human side underlying the politics of Yalta and three remarkable daughters!
In a moment of desperation, Addie LaRue makes a bargain to live forever — and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. This is the beginning of the extraordinary life and dazzling adventure that plays out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
We hope you enjoyed this October reading list! Also, if if you missed last month’s reading list, catch up on Sandy’s reading recommendations for September! And if you’d like some extra reading recommendations for the year, bookmark these 10 books every woman should read in 2020.
*Prime Women does not endorse any political view.
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