October was a great month for me. I have already mentioned this on my blog like a million times already but just in case you missed it, I went on an awesome trip to Uganda. I have always wanted to travel there and so I am definitely glad that I finally did. There was something so peaceful about the whole trip. The scenery, rich culture and hospitality of the Ugandans was wonderful. We camped at the shores of different lakes and rivers for the whole trip and that was quite something too. I haven’t been camping in a long while but I really enjoyed the experience especially waking up to the sounds of nature and catching the sunrise over the waters. My post on the trip will be up soon.
I also attended the Yetu Concert this past weekend. This is a concert aimed at celebrating Kenya Music. In Swahili, Yetu means ours. I haven’t been to a concert in ages and it was super fun listening and singing along to my favorite songs.
Kidum on Stage
Here are the books that I read in October. Just click on the titles to read my reviews.
- The Secret by Katerina Diamond
- Safe with me by K. L. Slater
- The Killing Game by J. S. Carol
- Dark Water by Robert Bryndza
- One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot
- Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- Review will be up soon
- 34 Days by Anita Waller
- Only Daughter by Anna Snokestra
Book Club Pick
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Book Awards: October
Favorite Book: The Killing Game by J. S Carol- I have never read a book featuring a hostage situation before. I really enjoyed this one. The action, drama and suspense from the first page to the last one made this a very memorable book.
Most Challenging Book: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez- This book was huge. It is not fast-paced like the thrillers that I read but it is so beautifully written and quite thought-provoking. I ended up having a number of discussions about it both on the post and in the bookclub. I really liked it.
Emotional Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- I wanted to take a break from my usual kind of books and so I thought of picking this one. I ended up really loving this book. It’s a wonderful coming of age story but it was quite an emotional book for me. I will share my review later this week.
Plans for November
My November TBR list has the following books:
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
- Stay with me by Adebayo Ayobami
- Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Levitt
- The One that got away by Melissa Pimentel
- The Girl who stole the apple by Peter Ticker
- Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi
- While you were sleeping by Kathryn Croft
- The Murder Game by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Apple
- Love you to Death by Caroline Mitchell
I hope that you had a wonderful month. Happy November. Cheers!