October Reading Challenge: Stories to Stitch By
This month our challenge is: Mysteries and Thrillers!
A perfect challenge for the spooky season!
I have to admit that I LOVE reading mysteries and thrillers all year round. They are some of my favorite reads.
Here are a few that I’ve enjoyed so far this year:
Murder on the Orient Express is classic mystery. It is a quick read and quintessential Agatha Christie.
I only picked up this book because the one I had on hold hadn’t come in yet. I didn’t think I would be interested but I ended up reading the entire thing in one day….and because I don’t want any spoilers that is all I will say.
I’ve read quite a few Stephen King novels but this one is my favorite….I understand it falls under the category of a thriller but if you are looking for a thriller that isn’t scary then this is the one for you.
I knew absolutely nothing about this book when I picked it up….and at first I was like, “what is going on”…but then I had to find out what was going to happen! It is mystery and magic and a good October read.
Everything I’ve read by Ruth Ware is a good read. I enjoy her style and her story telling but because this is the first of her books that I picked up it I had to include it on my list.
If you like Sherlock Holmes stories then you will like “The Word is Murder” because it has all the feels of a modern day Sherlock and Watson adventure.
“We Have Always Lived at the Castle” is a slow paced Gothic tale about two sisters and the house on the hill that they will forever call home.
And finally, I had to include “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” because this was the wildest, what in heck, book I have read for a long time. It is a mystery. It is a thriller. It is creepy. It is eerie…but it is not for everyone…but trust me, if you read it you will want to talk about it.
Now that we have covered some good reads for the month it’s time find us some quilts to sew up.
This month our pattern picks are both simple and easy to chain piece while listening to spooky stories.
Our Go-To PDF Quilt Pattern which is great for pre cut 5″ squares:
And our Framed Quilt PDF Pattern which is great for both pre cut 5″ squares and pre cut 2.5″ strips:
Like I said, both simple and easy to chain piece. (That way if you get wrapped up in listening to a book you won’t make any dramatic stitching mistakes!)
So there you have it our October Reading Challenge: Stories to Stitch By…mysteries and thrillers paired with simple patterns.
What mystery and thriller books are your favorite?
Any book recommendations for me this month?
I just borrowed “Little”, “The Book of Accidents”, “The ABC Murders”, and “The Fact of a Body”….but I’m always looking for good suggestions!
Happy Reading and Happy Quilting