Between finishing up the office, thinking we were going to sell our house/beginning house hunting, and eventually landing on staying put, October was a much more stagnant reading month than usual for me. I read 10 books and reviewed even fewer (though, reviews of the last four are still coming). But now that we’re getting into November and the holiday publishing lull, I’m looking forward to reading books I’ve been meaning to get to all year.
- Mr. Lynch’s Holiday by Catherine O’Flynn
- My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
- The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
- No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel
- Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
- The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy
- Want Not by Jonathan Miles
- Red Sky in Morning by Paul Lynch
- Anagrams by Lorrie Moore
- Country Hardball by Steve Weddle
When I look at my October shelf (I set up a BookLikes account, since GoodReads has been a little wonky for me lately), I’m not sure why the month felt so rough – I actually really enjoyed most of the books I read. But I had been really looking forward to two that were big disappointments for me: The Cartographer of No Man’s Land and The Luminaries, (which isn’t on the shelf because I didn’t even finish it).
I did take part in one thing that made me feel accomplished, and it actually wrapped up today! Kim, Jennifer and I have been working on a Book Blogging Survey (of which I shared the first part of the results on Tuesday). Today, Kim posted links to all of the other posts and has some of the most telling bits of information to share. Please check it out, it’s really interesting!
Here’s to a great November! What are you looking forward to reading this month?