What I Read in October 2018

During the month of October I read:

  • The Thousandth Floor (Series #1) by Katharine McGee – I saw this YA book recommended a few times recently. It was much longer than I was expecting, with a lot of characters to get to know at first. Each chapter was told from a different character’s perspective, which I normally like. However, it was confusing at first because of the number of characters in this story, as well as the fact that it was set so far in the future with a lot of made-up things.  It’s clear that it was setting up for a series, but it was hard to get into at first. By the end, I was hooked enough to consider reading more in the series (especially to see if Mariel will figure out that Erdis was pushed off the roof, unlike what she was told).
  • Sex, Lies and Serious Money by Stuart Woods – Another great one in my favorite series, though this was less about Stone and more about a new character, a billionaire who just won the lottery. I love reading about the filthy rich, who can buy multiple houses in one story.
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This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philips

  • This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philips – I listened to this audiobook read by the author, who is a fun celebrity whose Instagram stories I enjoy as much as her past acting gigs. This was a raw, real memoir about painful stories, male chauvinism, and funny, stressful acting situations. I love celebrity autobiographies and this was no exception.
  • The Midnight Line (Reacher #22) by Lee Child- I haven’t read a Reacher novel in awhile, so it was fun to get back into this larger-than-life character (and I’m still annoyed that Tom Cruise was cast as him for the movie!). In this story, Reacher finds a West Point ring in a pawn shop, and goes out of his way to find it’s rightful owner, through a small town opiate ring, partnering with a private investigator and a civilian along the way.
  • This is Me: Loving the Person You are Today by Chrissy Metz – My second celebrity-read autobiography this month! I love this actress in one of the best shows on TV, This is Us, so I wanted to hear her stories. She is funny and real and down-to-earth about her successes and her challenges. She seems like a genuinely good person.
  • Thyroid Healing by Anthony William – This is a health and wellness book I heard about by following the author on Instagram (Medical Medium). There are lots of tips and recipes to support healing.

About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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