October Reading Challenge Recap: Read a Mystery

2016 Reading Challenge

It’s a rainy day here, which makes the perfect weather for reading a mystery! Keeping in theme with the weather and all of the spooky decorations, our challenge for this month was to read a mystery. It could range from murder mystery to thriller to stories about complex and creepy relationships.

Here’s my take:


Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

I don’t want to say too much about this book because it’s one of those books that you really have to read on your own. The less you know, the better. I have conflicting feelings about it. The characters were interesting and the story was complex, which is usually a win for me, but I didn’t love it. Overall, I felt like it tried too hard to be creepy and was a bit confusing. The main character was demonized most of the book when really she was, in my opinion, just misunderstood and blamed because she was odd. When the mystery is reveled it only made me feel depressed. It’s an excellent choice for a cold, dreary day. Personally, I think it’d make an even better movie (…maybe someday?!).

If you haven’t read your mystery yet, you still have an entire weekend ahead of you! I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend before Halloween than curled with up an intriguing story.

Happy Reading!

Your Turn: What did you read this month? Did you enjoy it?

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