I joined in on Andi’s #15in31 challenge for October, and while I didn’t succeed I did better than I expected – I read 11 books in October. Were some of them pretty short? Yeah, but who cares. I also managed 57 issues of comics, so October was pretty decent. My only regret is that I didn’t get to some books that I was looking forward to, but eh – I’ll get to them eventually. I might make December a “catch-up” month, in which I just aim to read books that were on previous TBRs but I still haven’t read.
Anyways, let’s see what’s on the table for November!
From top to bottom:
- Last God Standing by Michael Boatman – Actually, I’ve had this on my shelf for a while and I really do want to read it now. It’s about God skipping out to be a stand-up comedian, I mean come on.
- US(a.) by Saul Williams – NEW SAUL WILLIAMS POETRY. And apparently written after he traveled abroad and then came back to the US. I happened to see this on an endcap at Barnes and Noble yesterday and instantly bought it.
- Doughnut by Tom Holt – I have no idea how I stumbled upon Tom Holt, but he appears to write humor fiction and that’s a thing I love. This one is about a guy whose hit a bit of a rough patch in life after blowing up the Very Very Large Hadron Collider, and then his physicist friend dies and leaves him a safety deposit box. I’m not 100% sure, but I think what happens involves quantum physics and a doughnut. So weird, so in my wheelhouse.
- On Immunity by Eula Biss – I’m not that interested in the to vaccinate or not to vaccinate debate, but I have the audiobook too and it was on Book Riot’s list for “published by an indie press” for the Read Harder challenge, so what the hell. It’s short.
On the Kindle:
- Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor – Got this on SUCH a good deal last month, super excited to read it. She writes really great sci-fi.
- 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James – Honestly, I read the first chapter and I don’t know if I can make it all the way through. I need a “guilty pleasure” book for the Read Harder challenge, so I got this on Overdrive… I figured it’s a book that I would feel kind of awkward reading, and I’ll get pleasure out of hate-reading it. On the plus side, these books were a huge phenomenon in the book world, so I’ll have the experience of reading the first book to back up any discussion on it.
- Fables (volumes 4 and 5) by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham – I just got volumes 4 through 7 from my comic shop – I’m going to read these two this month, and save the other two for December. I have been itching to get back to the Fables world, so hella excited about these. The only reason I haven’t started them yet is because I wanted to finish TWD Compendium 1 first.
- a bunch of new Marvel titles – November is when all of the All-New, All-Different titles I’m psyched for are coming out (Ultimates, Vision, ANAD Avengers, new Thor, new Hulk, new Ms. Marvel, etc…)
November is going to be busy – trying to go to NYC one weekend to see my family, then there’s Thanksgiving, and wedding planning stuff… but here’s hoping I can read all of these and more!
What’s on your radar this month?