Wow! I can't believe I fit in as many books this month as I did. What's up with that? Let's not expect that to happen again this next month!
Here's what I read in October:
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson: Pretty awesome dystopian where the people with super powers are the bad guys.
Fiesta of Smoke by Suzan Still: A sweeping saga of love and revolution.
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (re-read): The story of a governess... a bit on the boring side.
Across a Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund: A Scarlet Pimpernel re-telling set in the same world as For Darkness Shows the Stars.
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield: Creepy tale of one man's rise and fall.
Tinkers by Paul Harding: The thoughts of a dying man, flashing back to the stories of his father and grandfather.
The Pursuit of Mary Bennett by Pamela Mingle: It's Mary's turn to have a suitor! (Review to come later in November.)
Just One Year by Gayle Forman: In which we get Willem's story of what happened when he disappeared from Allyson's life in Just One Day.
Turning This Thing Around by Keith Maginn: A small memoir of the author's road to emotional recovery.
I hoped to read more for the RIP challenge, but I only managed one that I would count for that, Belllman and Black, which was a perfect creepy sort of book for the Halloween season.
Favorites of this bunch would include: Steelheart, Fiesta of Smoke, and perhaps Bellman and Black.
Plans for November:
- Well, as you may or may not know, mostly I hope to write during November since I went crazy and signed up for Nanowrimo. And I'm not sure what to expect and if my reading will suffer a ton, a little, or not much. It remains to be seen. But if I read this is what I plan:
- And the Mountains Echoed
- Rose Under Fire (I thought the NetGalley download didn't work, but suddenly it's showing up now!)
- The Eye of Minds
- a re-read of The Schwa was Here for book club, and maybe Antsy Does Time, too.
- The 5th Wave
- Days of Blood and Starlight
We'll leave it at that!
How did your reading month turn out?