September, you kind of sucked.
I didn’t have a pretty picture of books last month because I was moving, but here’s the original list with the ones I managed crossed out:
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Empire Falls by John Russo
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Primates by Jim Ottaviani The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
FAIL. This was not a great reading month for me – I read 6 books overall. Between moving, starting at Second Job again, and the honeyman being home more, I just couldn’t focus. It didn’t help that some of the books I was reading were really slow and dragged and I either pushed through it or DNF-ed. Ugh.
So, ONWARDS! I should have a lot more reading time this month, and I’m determined to get back into my reading groove. PLUS Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is on October 12th, and that’s some good motivation. Here’s my October TBR pile…
From left-to-right, then top-to-bottom…
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen – Alley’s hosting this readalong, and it’ll be my first Franzen! I foresee lots of snarky posts about this one.
- Amped by Daniel H. Wilson – Wilson’s books look really interesting to me, and I started reading the first chapter and this seemed cool (and quickly readable, important to me at the moment).
- Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch – The sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora, my favorite read last month and definitely in the top ten for the year.
- The Devil’s Right Hand by Lilith Saintcrow – This is the third Dante Valentine book, should be a fun fluff read.
- Just Another Judgement Day by Simon R. Green – The 9th Nightside book. I’m almost done with the series! (There are 12 in it.)
- One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde – The 6th Thursday Next book. Can you tell I’m trying to catch up on my series reading?
- Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman – Non-fiction pick that I’m REALLY excited to read. The lovely Ellie sent this to me when I won her Bout of Books challenge!
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – My Classics Club pick for the month, AND one of my RIP VIII reads! So excited for the Wilkie.
- Horns by Joe Hill – Kayleigh raved about this a while ago, and Alley recently, and the library had it so I grabbed it. Might fit the RIP VIII challenge too.
- The Universe Within by Neil Shubin – Another non-fic pick, about the relation between our universe’s history and ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith – Another RIP VIII read.
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Black is a pretty popular YA author, and this is about vampires I think, so whatever, I’ll give it a try. It’s gotten decent reviews, and I’m hoping is kind of a quick, fluffy read.
- The Returned by Jason Mott – I don’t know if this counts as paranormal or just as literary fiction, but it’s about loved ones who have died returning as if they never left. Cool premise, and I’ve heard a lot of great things.
That’s 13 books in total… which is actually pretty manageable. And I think I have a good mix here – lots of sci-fi/fantasy, some appropriately spooky or paranormal books for the Halloween spirit, some non-fic… this is a very Sarah-friendly pile. I’m so psyched to just sit around my house and get started.
Have you read any of these? What books are hoping to get to this month?