Alright so overall, I wasn’t too pleased with my October reading.
I read 11 books in October, plus 1 e-book novella. So let’s see my teeny tiny thoughts about them…
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore – This is the sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends, and a reread for me, because it’s fun and awesome.
The Returned by Jason Mott – Cool premise of dead people no longer being dead, but poorly executed and too much focus on religion. Disappointing.
The Stranger by Albert Camus – A classic, really thought-provoking and interesting account of one man being on trial for murder and being judged more by his personality than any evidence. I liked it.
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman – Short science book that takes excerpts from The Feynman Lectures on Physics as a way to dip your toes into the subject matter. I really like Feynman and his way of explaining things.
My Brief History by Stephen Hawking – A short and concise little autobiography by Hawking himself. I really liked learning more about him, and now I’m really looking forward to reading his other non-fiction books.
The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi – This was a tiny little fairy tale kind of book by the author of Persepolis. It was okay, nothing to write home (blog?) about.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Quick, creepy, and entertaining. Really cool that the author built a novel around a bunch of weird, disturbing photographs.
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch – This is the sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora. I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH.
Amped by Daniel H. Wilson – This is a sci-fi book that was a quick read, but not fun or enjoyable. Poorly written.
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen – Worst book I’ve read in a LONG time. TERRIBLE. If someone tries to hand you this book, shove them and run in the opposite direction.
Horns by Joe Hill – Captivating, well-written story with a supernatural sheen to it. One of my favorites this month.
Countdown: A Newsflesh Novella by Mira Grant – This was a short e-book that I read on my phone, and it’s a GREAT prequel to the Newsflesh trilogy. It shows exactly how the virus came about and how it spread. Very cool.
So there we have it. It seems like a lot I guess, but so many of these were short little reads so I guess that’s why I feel like it wasn’t much? I don’t know. But you know, I’ve had worse months so I’m not gonna sweat it. Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR?