I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with my reading once school started, but I’ve been determined to keep carving out as much time as possible and I’m pretty pleased at finishing six books this month (especially with The Nix inching close to 700 pages long). I haven’t had a moment to properly review any of these (yet!), but finally joining Litsy has been great for quick thoughts if you’re interested in seeing them. On the downside, I don’t have as much time to visit as many other blogs as I’d like, but I’m trying my best to pop in as much as possible.
We Gon’ Be Alright by Jeff Chang
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Best Book of the Month
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
I made a breakthrough with audiobooks this month thanks to a big crunch in my reading time. I’m still learning what works best, but starting to appreciate them. I can’t completely let go of my podcasts, though. I even shared a whole post with my favorites earlier this month.
We’ve been working our way through Parks & Rec (for the first time!) and loving it. Wishing we did this sooner, of course. We’re also really into Halt and Catch Fire, which we had to catch up on after missing last season, and the new show Atlanta. Super excited that we’re getting close to good movie season and we kicked that off by seeing The Hunt for the Wilderpeople last weekend. It was adorable.
Looking Forward To
So, I’m seeing this little thing called Hamilton on October 19th. All I had to do was buy tickets a year in advance and resist the (very serious) urge to sell them for a (ridiculous) profit. We’re spending about four days in New York City, so it will be a fabulous little much needed trip and I can’t wait. On the school front, a classmate and I are submitting my first proposal to present a poster at a conference in the Spring and it looks like things are actually rolling right along.
We’re running low on days this month, so I’m going to add in Library Checkout here. All but two of my books (We Gon’ Be Alright and The Mothers) this month were library books! Sadly, I ended up returning a bunch back unread. I still have a pretty big hold list, but I’ve suspended a bunch of them and hope I can space some things out a bit this time around.
Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
Enough Said by Mark Thompson
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge (publishes October 4th)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (publishes November 15th)
They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery (publishes November 15th)
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (publishes October 4th)
You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris (publishes October 25th)
I’d love to hear about your month!