Monday, October 6, 2014

Reading Update: End of September

Ahh October. Mr. G and I are keeping our calendars free for a lot of relaxation this month because November is full of birthday parties and holidays (and hopefully a day trip to NYC!). 

Nothing new to report as far as goals go, so just a reading update. It was a slow month. I needed one of those :)
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - A tough one to describe in a short synopsis. Basically, there are 6 mini books (all intertwined) in this one novel. It begins as the story of Holly, a fifteen year old who leaves home after a fight with her mother and has some strange experiences in the countryside. The 4 stories that follow are told by important people in Holly's life, and then the last one returns to Holly. A well done mix of realistic fiction and fantasy.
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman - Quentin is super smart, depressed, and unsatisfied with his life. He accidentally stumbles upon a school for magicians in upstate New York, and the book chronicles his years there and the few months after graduation. I didn't really enjoy it.
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - This has been in my library queue for about 6 months, so I was pumped when it finally came in. And I loved it! It's the story of Lou after she loses her job at a nearby cafe. She's hired by a local family to take care of their son, Will, a quadriplegic. They slowly get to know each other and a relationship develops. Delightful :)
How was your September?

10 comments:

  1. I have heard a lot about Me Before You. Needs to go on my list!

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    1. It's very popular here too (hence such a long wait for the library copy). I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. I'm curious how you select the books you read?!

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    1. Most of them come from blogs I read about reading (Her Life with Books, Definitely RA, and Everyday Reading are all good ones) and some come from seeing what the people I follow on goodreads are reading. If my mom or brother recommends a book, I'll read that too :)

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    2. I never even thought of book blogs! I wish there was more time in the day!

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    3. It seems there's a blog for everything these days :)

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  3. Interesting to read how you choose your books...I don't read any book blogs :( I will check out the ones you listed.

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  4. I ordered you before me from the library, and it's due for pick up, alas I keep not getting there!

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    1. That used to happen to me all the time! Now they have evening hours (and don't close at 8) three nights a week, so I can usually make it there.

      I hope you like it! :)

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