Saturday, November 1, 2014

Monthly Roundup - October

A busy week followed by a long holiday weekend and suddenly the end of another month was staring me in the face. So a quick roundup of what I read in October - I am still struggling with finding satisfaction in what I'm choosing to read , constantly starting and discarding and doing everything possible to avoid writing about what I do finish. I can only hope that with patience this will pass.

Books read in October = 8 + 1 short story
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle.
R.I.P. - list of what I read is here
A Century of Books

The Ladies of Lyndon by Margaret Kennedy*
The Secret Place by Tana French*
Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss
The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer*
Wolf by Mo Hayder*
The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse
Mrs Dalloway in Bond St (SS)
Ex Libris - Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (NF)
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller (NF)

No Name by Wilkie Collins - slow, slow progress. 300/610p read.

Fiction = 6
Non-Fiction = 2
Library Books = 7
E-books = 0
Off my Shelf - 1 + 1SS

November Reading

For AusReading Month I have the three I mentioned in Library Loot to choose from plus three possibles on my bookshelf.

Voss by Patrick White, We of the Never-Never by Mrs Aeneas Gunn and For Love Alone by Christine Stead are all considered Australian classics and I'd love to end the month crossing three more titles off my Classics Club list... so we shall see.

The Home Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher is the November choice for The Old Fashioned Girl's Book Club and I shall be making a start on that very soon.

And of course No Name will continue and hopefully be finished this month and, as always, there will be other books calling me in a different direction which is how is should be. The spontaneous titles picked up on a whim are often the best reads.

Have a great November!


  1. Good month for reading!
    Happy November reading!

  2. You read some great books for the RIP challenge - nice job. Have a great week Cat.