And Halloween! Suddenly everyone is busy preparing for the few days that connect and transition October to November. This year, though, Halloween is more exciting for me because it’s my daughter’s first trick-or-treat party in school! I’m excited to put together a costume for her. I'm thinking that she could go as one of these three things: a pink pirate, a Lalaloopsy character (her favorite dolls), or a cowgirl. What do you think? :)
Anyway, I have some new titles on my reading list for October, but before that, a recap of my September books:
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – The latest genre-defying, mind-bending novel from one of my favorite authors of all time. Nothing but 5/5 stars.
- The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee – The second traveling book of the book club. Loved the historical bits! Quite interesting. 4/5 stars.
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – The book club’s book of the month which, unfortunately, I was unable to read because my copy is still with my friend. Thankfully, she was able to attend the joint discussion with another book club. [Carry-over.]
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – Currently on page 505 of 832. So far the book I've been reading for the longest period this year. I can do this! [Carry-over.]
And now, for October:
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks – The book club’s book of the month under the genre popular science, to be moderated by Kristel.
- Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman – The book club’s third traveling book.
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – My second “I Dare You To Read” book, which is also my friend Maria’s worst read for 2013. This should be interesting!
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – Carry-over.
How about you? Have you listed any books to read for this month?
Advance happy Halloween!