October was exceedingly better for reading than September for me! Between work, concerts, and the World Series (tears for my Royals) I completed five books:
- The Book of Unknown Americans … Cristina Henríquez
- A Fighting Chance (audio) … Elizabeth Warren, read by author
- Stone Mattress: Nine Tales … Margaret Atwood
- The Haunting of Hill House (audio) … Shirley Jackson, read by David Warner
- Bad Feminist … Roxane Gay
Fun note: all by women authors! That was unplanned, just happened. I really LOVED A Fighting Chance and Stone Mattress, liked The Book of Unknown Americans, lukewarm about The Haunting of Hill House, and still working through my feelings on Bad Feminist, which I just finished yesterday. Mostly really liked, a couple of essays I loved. Review on that coming this weekend, hopefully!
Other reading in October: I DNF’d Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I’m disappointed—I really wanted to like it but I think classic gothic is just not for me (same feeling I had for Haunting, but I did manage to finish that one). I also started listening to the audiobook of The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (about 25% through now), and I’m starting Amy Poehler’s Yes Please today, last day of the month.
Happy Halloween, everyone! How did your October reading go? What’s on deck in November for you?