What I’m Reading – October

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If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yep, I love reading and I’m probably devouring books now more than in any other season of my life (maybe excluding all those sociology texts I had to read at University); I don’t really watch T.V (unless it’s Sherlock…) and I’ve stopped that mindless scrolling through Facebook, seriously try it – put down the phone and pick up a book, it’ll change your life (wink)!


I obviously read my bible everyday and I have a ton of poetry books that I have in various place around the house to pick up when I have 2 precious minutes to read a poem; I read at least 1 a day (not including what I read to my children, this is for my own pleasure…it’s a real thing!!)


I’ve also not included the read-alouds I’m working through with my children; the books listed below are ones I’ve chosen to read for my own enjoyment and education.

So here are my October reads, I’m not going to say much about them in this post but happy to answer any questions:


Rising Strong – Brene Brown

Almost finished this – it’s blowing.my.mind!

rising strong

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard

I’m slowly working my way through this in a book club with two precious friends – it needs to be read slowly, it’s amazing!

tinker creek

Kindle Books

The Miracle In The Middle – Charlotte Gambill

miracle in the middle

Home Education – Charlotte Mason

After flicking and breezing my way through this series in my early home educating days I’ve decided to start from scratch and study the original series; totally worth it if you’re using the Charlotte Mason method!

charlotte mason

Audio Books

I listen to audiobooks or podcasts (another blog post…) whilst doing dishes, which is quite a lot!!

It Starts With Food – Dallas and Melissa Hartwig

I’m 23 days into my first Whole30 so this was really helpful to my journey.

starts with food

Lioness Arising – Lisa Bevere

I’ve had this in my audio library for a while, this is my second listening.

lioness arising

So what are you reading? I’d love some recommendations for November!

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

–Haruki Murakami


4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading – October

  1. Oh man. I have WAY too much on my TBR stack right now. What am I NOT reading might be the question. However, I really loved Stillmeadow Calendar by Gladys Tabor and Framing Faith by Kniseley? is pretty neat also! I love rereading Anne of the Ingleside occasionally…her and Gilbert and all their children. 🙂 I’m very interested in the Bevere title and I tried to read the Dillard one once and I think I need to try again at a slower pace sometime. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and I love your top photo in this post. 🙂

    1. Hi Amy Marie – thank you for you comment and I’ll definitly look into some of your suggestions! Dillard is better in a book club for sure…need to take her slow and process what I’m reading!! Leah x

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