It’s October, time for fall and pumpkins and Halloween. Personally I’m sad about packing up my sandals and waking up in the dark, but the seasons will change whether I want them to or not. September was a busy month, with two work trips and a sick cat at home (she’s much better though). And deciding on my last graduate class and planning my thesis.
Some of my favorite things this month:
Traveling means lots of reading time, so I finished a lot of books this month, most of them for the RIP X Challenge, which is basically reading scary and magical books in September and October to celebrate Halloween.
Here’s what I read this month:
My favorite read this month? I loved A Tale for the Time Being, it had so many layers and such interesting characters. I also loved Flight Behavior. I’d heard this wasn’t Barbara Kingsolver’s best, and yes, it’s a little preachy at times, but what really spoke to me was the class divide she portrays.
Least favorite read? The Turn of the Screw. I am definitely not a Henry James fan. I’ve suffered through two books and I think I’m done.
For challenges, I read one classic, two books for the TBR Pile Challenge, and two books set in other countries for the Around the World Challenge. And four books for RIP X. So that’s pretty good!
What am I reading now? Jenny Lawson’s new book Furiously Happy, and I’m finishing up The Iron Jackal, the third Ketty Jay novel. Next I think I’ll read Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I’ve also got an advance copy of the new book by Isabel Allende.
So happy fall everyone! At least we have pumpkin-flavored everything to enjoy as winter approaches. And as I curl up with a good book, I can dream about moving to warmer climates. What are you reading?
And if you’d like to see more September summary posts, check out this round-up of wrap-ups at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
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