Here’s what I read:
- Books on paper
- Books on my Nook
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
- Fair Game by Josh Lanyon
- Books on my MP3 player
- Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell
- A Fatal Grace (Armand Gamache #2) by Louise Penny
- So Cold the River by Michael Koryta
- The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness
After thinking through my month, I’m actually surprised I read as much as I did! I’m happy with amount of reading I did, even if it is less than in prior months.
My best reading/blogging preventer was Bouchercon. Other things were getting a new computer and having to migrate to it and getting a cold and having to deal with it. A couple of books I read slowly also made a difference. TV watching time cut into my audiobook listening, and I also listened to more podcasts, just because I felt like it.
The best book of the month was very clearly Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I found it very slow going, but I enjoyed reading it, and loved the book as a whole. I had a number of books this month that had very clear strengths, but I also had significant issues with them. I think that’s better than “meh” books, where they are just fine all around.
My yearly totals are 152 books total: 79 paper books, 12 Nook books, 62 audio books.
I’m not as happy with the quantity of reviews posted (9), and will work harder on that this month.
Coming up in November, I have The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano for one book club, The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen for the other. I have Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller and A Secret Gift by Ted Gup for blog tours. I’m hoping to read Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller and A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh for discussion with the Laurie R. King Virtual Book Club.
How was your October, reading wise? What are you looking forward to in November.