Reading Wrap-up – October 2020

I really enjoy a gorgeous October. Maybe in 2021 that’s what we’ll get. This one was snowy, cold, and fairly disastrous for the country I live in. But, we’re here to talk about books, yes? Here’s what I managed to read this month:

Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf

There There – Tommy Orange

Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson

The Mercies – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Institute – Stephen King

Rust & Stardust – T. Greenwood

The Exiles – Christina Baker Kline

The Splendid and the Vile – Erik Larson

Trials of the Earth – Mary Hamilton Mann

Pardonable Lies – Jacqueline Winspear

11 books, not too shabby! I did have a number of false starts with books that I ended up adding to my Did Not Finish pile. Life is too short for books that aren’t speaking to me. Sometimes it’s the book, sometimes it’s me… sometimes it’s just some weird combination of timing and mood. You know how it goes.

How was your month? Did you read something that you want to shout from the rooftops about? Let me know!

Reading Wrap-Up – September 2020

September is over and with it goes the strange summer of 2020. I’m not one to wish time away, but it’s fine by me that this year is winding down. I don’t know that next year will be magically better. I do know that we have a chance to make a big change soon. That gives me some hope. Please, for the love of all things, VOTE.

Now, to the books! Here’s what I read this month:

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Stringing Rosaries by Denise K. Lajimodiere (Nonfiction)

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (Nonfiction)

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein (Nonfiction)

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Re-read)

Classical Mythology by Elizabeth Vandiver (Nonfiction)

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

I’m more than pleased with the 15 books I read in September. What a fine stack of literature. (13 of those were written by women!)

For more information on the books I’ve read this month you can take a look at my READ shelf on Goodreads!

How was your September reading? Were you particularly impressed with a title or two? I hope you were, and I’d very much like to hear about it.