First of all, I’m sorry for being so blog-lazy recently and for taking so long to comment on your posts! I’ve been trying to reduce the time I spent at the computer and I’ve not been in the mood for writing up reviews either. On the upside, I did get much more reading done. I read 12 books in October, which is a really good number for me. Still, I hope to be a better blogger and commenter this month.
This is what I read in October:
Die Mittagsfrau/ The Blind Side of the Heart (Julia Franck)
Eugénie Grandet (Honoré de Balzac)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Book of Lost Things (John Conolly)
Mathilda Savitch (Victor Lodato)
Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn)
Flowers for Mrs Harris (Paul Gallico)
Trent’s Last Case (E.C. Bentley)
Hotel Iris (Yoko Ogawa)
Adeles Ungewöhnliche Abenteuer: Vol. 5 & 8 (Jaques Tardi)
The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830- 1980 (Elaine Showalter)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
I’m quite happy with this list. There’s German, Japanese and French literature in there, one non-fiction, only one mystery and I feel like I’m making progress on the comic front. Can’t even say that I didn’t enjoy some of them, they were all pretty great. Some of my favorites were The Female Malady, Ella Minnow Pea, Hotel Iris, Die Mittagsfrau, The Giver and Mathilda Savitch. I know, that’s nearly all of them. The downside of reading a lot (or a lot for me) is that I feel like I’ll never catch up on the reviews.
I’m not going to make real reading plans for November, it’s probably going to be a lot of uni related reading and hopefully some challenge reading. But it’s my birthday next monday so maybe I’ll just push all the other book piles aside and devour my birthday books (if my family decides that they can get me books after all, my mom is always trying to get me other, in her mind more exciting, stuff). And now I still have a ton to do for uni and I’m trying to figure out whether I can forgive Maisie Dobbs her esoteric and more than weird sleuthing style.
What was your reading month like? And did you make any plans for November?