I’m a little confused on my total books read, since my running total doesn’t match with a new check at GoodReads. For now, I’ll go with my running record and I’ll straighten it out at the end of the year :-).
So: 101 books read so far this year! 39 of those are audiobooks, 72 paper.
- Babydoll by Allyson Roy (paper)
- The Way Home by George P. Pelecanos
- Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
- 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton
- A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
- The first six Betsy-Tacy Books by Maude Hart Lovelace
- Betsy-Tacy and Tib
- Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
- Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
- Heaven to Betsy
- Betsy in Spite of Herself
- Second Honeymoon by Joanne Trollope
- The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik (Book #100 for the year! Probably)
- A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
I started out strong on the audiobooks, but didn’t finish any after the beginning of the month.
- The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman (audio)
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (audio)
- Sail by James Patterson (audio)
- Magyk by Angie Sage (audiobook)
My favorite books of the month were Catching Fire and 31 Hours.
I have a record 4 audiobooks in progress right now:
- The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig (which I was listening to when my MP3 player died 😦 )
- The Merchant of Death by D.J. McHale wasn’t quite working for me, but it was picking up. I’ve been convinced to come back to it and give it a second chance when I finish the next two books.
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley was next. I was enjoying it, but I realized I needed to get started on
- The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield for my book club M meeting next Monday. I’m enjoying it!
On paper, I’m just about to start
- Breaking the Bank by Yona Zeldis
After that, I have very few commitments at the moment:
- I’ll read Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell as soon as I get my copy.
- I’m reading The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter for a blog tour on October 20.
- For Book Club L, I’m reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
- The next book for Book Club M is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
During October and November, I’m going to make an effort to read books that are already on my shelves (or floor, or Audible manager). Other than the book listed above, I don’t think I have anything new coming in for review. I’m trying to continue my restraint through the rest of this year, I think.
I’m expecting most of my progress will come during the 24 hour read-a-thon. I hope I’ll be able to work out the details, and try to spend 24 hours reading and talking about my reading progress on October 24-25.
I have two challenges in progress.
For the Sookie Stackhouse Challenge, I’m planning to read all 9 of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse books by the end of the year. I’ve read 4 so far:
I hope to listen to one or two more during October.
The other is the Everything Austen Challenge. For this one, I’ll be reading or watching 6 Jane Austen related items by the end of the year. So far, I have
This month,I’ll probably read one of the two Austen-related books I bought for the challenge, to help make progress towards clearing my shelves. I’m tempted to have two of the slots be the newer BBC production of Emma and the movie Clueless.
I have two giveaways running right now:
- The Way Home by George P. Pelecanos ends Oct. 2
- The Smart One and The Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik ends Oct. 19
- Tune in for a new giveaway this evening!
Thanks for sticking with me through this rather long summary.
One last note
October 17 will be my 6 month bloggiversary. Does that mean I’ll have to stop referring to my blog as new, or can I keep that qualifier until I reach a year?
I hope you had a good September, and have a better October.