It seems like I just made my fall TBR list, and here we are, mid-October with the year fading fast. I began October thinking “maybe I’ll just read whatever I want for the rest of the year.” Which is a nice idea, only I’ve requested too many ARCs and I’ve fallen behind on reviews. When I sign up for ARCs, I feel they should be my priority (although maybe I should ban myself from NetGalley for the next few months).
Still, I’ve got ARCs I’m looking forward to, from Rebecca Burns’ new book of short stories, to a first novel by actress Krysten Ritter, to a last novel by Helen Dunmore. Normally in October I’d be doing something Halloween-themed, like the R.I.P. event. But I probably won’t get to that this month.
In November there are two events I really like: Nonfiction November and Sci Fi Month. Nonfiction November is hosted by Sarah’s Bookshelves and a number of other blogs. Sci Fi Month is hosted by Rinn Reads.
On my nonfiction reading list are these books:
- Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
- The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
- Born Survivors by Wendy Holden
- We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro
- Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi
And on my science fiction reading list:
- The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
- Too Like the Lightening by Ada Palmer
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
- Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey (Book #4 of The Expanse series)
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
- Planetfall by Emma Newman
- Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Practically speaking, I won’t read more than 2 or 3 in each category, so please let me know what you recommend!
And December? Well, December is always about wrap-up posts and end-of-year lists. I always like to reflect on what I read, what I did differently and what I’d like to do more of next year. Maybe in December I’ll go back to some of those classics I didn’t have the attention span for. I suppose I might get in some “fun” reading too.
I know how much most people like fall, but this time of year really bums me out because I hate winter. I’d much rather be at the end of winter than the beginning of it! But at least there’s pumpkin-flavored-everything and the leaves are pretty. In November I’ll be visiting family in Phoenix, and then the husband and I start planning our annual Hanukkah/Christmas party.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?