I got the month started with a fairly quick pace, but then slowed down about halfway through – around the time I started reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass. I’m not sure why I slowed down so much (as I was enjoying the book); I probably could have fit another book or two in this month if it hadn’t taken me longer than anticipated to finish it.. I’m going to blame this slower pace at least partly on my desire to watch all of The X-Files before the new series begins in January. I’ve been watching a lot more TV than reading in the past two weeks, though I need to pick up my reading pace because there are a lot of books I’m really eager to get to soon.
Books Read in September:
Books I finished and have already reviewed:
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
- Doctor Who: The Drosten’s Curse by A.L. Kennedy
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Reviews that will be coming in October:
- The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires Book 1) by Jim Butcher
- Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- Illuminae by Annie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – The final book of the Grisha Trilogy. I’ll probably be posting a review of books two and three together, but I’m hoping book three makes up for book two, which was a little disappointing.
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra – I’m not at all familiar with this author, but the book sounded really interesting. I’m about 1/3 of the way through the book now and really like the author’s writing style.
Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey – This was picked as the October read for my book club. Aside from that, I know nothing about it.
October Reading List:
Since my reading pace slowed, there are a couple holdovers on this list from this past month (though to be fair, I also read several books last month that hadn’t been on my reading list). As you will notice, I tried to make my planned October reading fit with the mood of the month, since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.
- The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson – This is the first in a series of modernized retellings of Shakespeare by various author. The Gap of Time is based on The Winter’s Tale.
- The Witches by Stacy Schiff – This is a nonfiction book about the Salem Witch Trials, which I’m very excited to read and learn more about my 8x-Great-Grandmother, Mary Esty.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker – I’ve started this several times, but have never read the entire book. My goal is to have it read by Halloween this year.
- Conversion by Catherine Howe – I loved her first novel, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, and this teen book also deals with witchcraft and the historic events in Salem.
- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs – I’ve been wanting to read this sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for a while. Now that the third book is out it’s time to finally catch up.
- Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen – This is a new novel by the author of Mrs. Poe, which I haven’t yet read but have heard mixed reviews about. Since Mark Twain is one of my favorite classic American authors, I thought I’d give it a chance.
So there are my September reads and plans for the next month. Do you have any spooky reads planned for October?