Bookends: September 2014

Ah, September! I usually love September, when I dig out my corduroys to combat the returning chill in the air and enjoy the reddish tinge of the sunlight filtering through the leaves of the red maples in my yard. But with its oddly summery weather and upheavals at home, this September has been a strange one. Maybe by November I’ll have figured out what I think about September 2014.

In the meantime, here’s what I managed to finish reading this month:

Grown-ups’ Books:

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life by Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey

The Snowden Files by Luke Harding

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Kids’ Books:

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Currently Reading

  • Living Room Revolution by Cecile Andrews
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini (my daughter’s well into the Inheritance Cycle, and I’m trying to play catch-up)

My Ridiculous To-Read List for October

  • The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai (Sisters Book Club October selection. Click the link to read along and join the discussion!)
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (for Cavalcade of Classics)
  • Called to Community: New Directions in Unitarian Universalist Ministry by Dorothy May Emerson, Anita Farber-Robertson, and Mary McKinnon Ganz
  • Alone With All That Could Happen: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about the Craft of Fiction Writing by David Jauss
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Her by Harriet Lane (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
  • Famous Baby by Karen Rizzo (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)

What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for October? If you blog your answer, please post a link in the comments (and/or link back to this post, if you’re so inclined).

5 Replies to “Bookends: September 2014”

  1. I read the first two Van der Meer books. I want to read that last one. I will have to look for it. I liked Quiet as I am an introvert 🙂 I have read the Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. The best one I have read recently is Ordinary Grace by William Krueger. I order books from my local county library and they all come in at once and I get buried under the pile.


    1. I can relate to being buried under a pile of library books. I, too, order books from our regional library system, which is great, but I get overly enthusiastic when I’m placing holds and then have to read myself out of the avalanche.

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