Reading Wrap-Up and Library Checkout: October 2016


There’s a bunch to cover as October comes to a close, friends, so here we go!


Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
The Guineveres by Sarah Domet
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis *
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler *
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly *
The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

Best Book of the Month

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Listening To

Audiobooks have been a little hard to snag at the library lately and I’m still reluctant to pay for an Audible subscription, so I just did one book on audio this month (Hidden Figures, which was great). Thankfully, podcasts are still filling in the earbud gap for me and all my political podcasts are turning it into overdrive as the election gets closer. So thankful for the daily Five Thirty Eighty Elections podcasts right now.


I binged the new season of Black Mirror in like three days, which is probably not a very healthy thing to do given how dark that show is. Some of the episodes this season were White Bear-level unsettling, but thankfully there were episodes like San Junipero to balance it out. Now I’m moving on to Good Girls Revolt, which seems somewhat promising, but also has me missing Mad Men like crazy.

On the School Side

November is going to be a bit of a killer. Everything I’ve been working on this semester has been building up to papers and projects that are due this month, so I just have to get through. Despite all that and the sadness of not being able to read like I usually would, I’m finding that I really, really love what I’m doing. So there is an upside.

Looking Forward To

The end of the semester? We have a lonnnnng break. Like a nice month. And I’m going to read all the books. I’m hoping to hop in on Nonfiction November this month, too.

Library Checkout

I had to have a serious chat with myself about mid-month when I realized not only was I not reading the library books I had on hold, I can’t even make it to the library to pick them up/drop them off most of the time. So, I decided the best way for me to use the library (at least in the physical sense) is to stick with checking out books from my campus library, which I walk by daily and will allow me to check out books for six months.

Currently Reading

Pond by Claire Louise-Bennett

Checked Out, To Be Read

Evicted by Matthew Desmond
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock

Link up your library reading for October!