So. I managed to read 9 books in November!
Normally, 9 is a bit under the amount of reading I prefer to be at. BUT, having switched jobs and all, I think it’s a pretty good number. From here on out, I think anything above 8 a month is probably my goal. Let’s take a look at last month’s TBR…
I kind of only read half of my original pile from last month. I’ve noticed a bad habit – I put library books on my TBR pile for the month, but they’re due in the first week or two, and then sometimes I can’t renew them. I need to be better about that… Really, I should get better at reading the books I already HAVE instead of borrowing so many from the library, but that’s besides the point. The other 5 I read were other, newer library books and some stuff that I happened to buy at random and yeah, I’m a mess.
Let’s move on to December!
From the top…
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – Classics Club pick, and I really wanted to fit this into 2013.
- One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde – Continuing on with this awesome series, AND I found it on MP3 audio at the library, so I can read and listen to it. Bonus!
- Fool by Christopher Moore – One of the few Christopher Moore books I haven’t read, and I like to laugh.
- “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” by Richard Feynman – My non-fiction pick of the month! Really excited to read this – it’s not very science-y but more a collection of recollections from Mr. Feynman’s life, and it seems to be a bit of a classic in the memoir / science genre.
- The Infernals by John Connolly – This is the sequel to The Gates, and I’m excited to get back into that weird, quirky, physics-paranormal world.
- Parasite by Mira Grant – SO psyched to start this! I was worried that it wouldn’t be as good as her Newsflesh trilogy, but I’ve heard really great things so far.
That’s right, only 6 books! Because I already made my goals for the year (I surpassed 100 books, 40,000 pages a while ago), and because December tends to be BUSY. Even though I’m excited to have some good secret-reading at work options, I also know that this tends to be the busiest time of year, so I might not have much down-time. And on the off chance that I actually read all of these, I’ll pick up some holiday reading or one of the several library books I have out. I have no shortage of options.
What are you hoping to read this month?