The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, one of my September reads, took me so long to get through that I didn't read very many books in October. Here's October's list:
by George Hummel
Big thanks to one of my co-workers for putting me on the list for this new book! It's the most complete collection of beer recipes I've seen in any homebrewing book. My husband has been really into sour beers lately, so he has been looking for different lambic and gueuze recipes. This book has a recipe on every possible style. I now have two lambic yeast starters reproducing in my living room.
by Jerdine Nolen
This is an excellent runaway slave story written in the style of her diary. Read my complete review on the PDL Staff Choices blog. Highly recommended!
Chaos Walking, Book One
by Patrick Ness
I listened to the audio version of this title - another recommendation by another co-worker. I don't know if I'll read/listen to the rest of the series, but it has an interesting premise. Again, my full review is on the PDL Staff Choices blog.
by Ransom Riggs
This recommendation came from a librarian at another library. Her description: "totally creepers", is what made me decide to read it, and that's exactly right. I'll call it "creeptastic" and recommend it to anyone who likes books about asylums, orphanages, peculiar children, and supernatural powers. I can't say a whole lot about it without giving the whole thing away, but it includes vintage photographs that go along with the story line.