I did it! I read all my books I had set for October! I even finished early, so I got to read the rest of the Little House books I hadn’t gotten to yet.
Companion Gardening in Australia was a very insightful little book. The first half was all about designing your companion planted garden, companion troubleshooting and how to attract and repell a wide range of common bugs that you may or may not want in your garden. The second half is more of an encyclopedia of different plants. Very useful, a great one for any gardener’s library.
The two Laura Ingalls Wilder books were a lovely read, my favourite being On the Way Home, because I’m partial to wagon travelling. It was lovely to get a glimpse at Laura as an adult.
Almost Armish I thoroughly enjoyed this time round. I think it was definitely a case of just needing a bit more life experience behind me. I love the way Nancy breaks down each area of life and gives you practical, attainable ways to simplify the way you live. My mum has asked to borrow it off me next time I see her.
This month I’m starting off with Little Britches by Ralph Moody. My mum’s been on at me since last year to give this a read and I’m finally getting around to it now. She spoke very highly of it, so I’m looking forward to it.
The Interior Castle I’ve wanted to read for some time now, but I’ve put it off in the hopes that I’d reach a phase of life where my brain is less tired than it normally is. Since that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon I figured I’d give it a shot.
In the event that I finish both these books before December I’ll start The Talking Stone by Josephine Croser. I picked this one up not long ago in a bundle at the opp shop for about 50c.
So that will be me set for the month. With Christmas looming, I’m sure I’ll be busy making and planning things for family and friends. Which leads me to the question of, what should I read *next* month? Give me all your Advent and Christmas reading suggestions!