Hey guys. I cannot believe October is over. It absolutely flew by me. It wasn’t great, reading-wise. Let’s take a look:
Out of that GIANT pile, I only finished 6. And I’m about 200 pages into The Woman in White, but I’m still reading it. I’m bummed I didn’t get to some of these (especially the Thursday Next book), and might come back to them next month. I also finished 5 others that weren’t in this pile, bringing my total to 11, which isn’t terrible but some of those were tiny little quick reads. I just didn’t really have a lot of time this month. Le sigh. Let’s move on then.
From the top down…
The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu – This is the sequel to The Lives of Tao, and it just came out this week. I am super psyched to read this.
- Ade by Rebecca Walker – I’m reading this as part of a TLC Book Tour. It looks like kind of a sad love story, so right up my alley.
- The Gates by John Connolly – Remember how much I ended up liking The Book of Lost Things? Now I’m trying another one by the same author. I have high hopes.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – I don’t even remember why, but I’m been meaning to read this kids book for ages.
- The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale – Rory says that if you liked True Grit, you’ll like this too. And I obvs loved True Grit, so here we are.
- The Everything Store; Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone – I usually go for a science-y nonfiction pick for the month, but I’m going bookish non-fic here. This is apparently about Bezos and Amazon (duh), and while I’m not expecting it to be objective I think it’ll be informative. We’ll see.
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling – I found this last month for $5 at the library’s used bookstore. Clearly that’s a sign that I should read it sooner rather than later.
- The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch – This is the book I’m MOST RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to read this month, because it’s the third Gentleman Bastards book and I can’t wait to get back to Locke Lamora’s world.
Also, want to read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen too. I remembered Mansfield Park after I already took the picture of my stack and was too lazy to redo it. This month’s pile is a lot less ambitious than recent months, mostly because I know that November is likely to be busy, what with the holiday season and stuff. And because I’m trying to take a chill pill and just read whenever I can and not stress about it. Not that I’m stressing about wanting to read more books per month, but more that it bums me out when I go a couple of days in a row without even opening a book. That’s always sad.
Anyways, here’s to a great November! What are you guys hoping to read this month?