Bookends: September 2015

We’ve had an oddly hot September here in southern New England, which seems to be confusing the trees. The maples in our yard are dropping their leaves without even changing colors. With as many years as I spent in California, I’m accustomed to this kind of fall, but if I’m going to have a California autumn, I’d prefer to have a California winter, which I think is unrealistic to expect (at least for a few more decades).

But we’re coming into some cooler, rainier weather that promises to feel more like apple-picking weather, so maybe the leaves will get the hint before the snow falls.

In any event, here are September’s books…

Grown-ups’ Books:

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (SBC September Selection)

Is That Me Yelling? by Rona Renner

Famous Baby by Karen Rizzo (LibraryThing ARC)

Kids’ Books (read-alouds and audiobooks):

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (audiobook)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (re-read, audiobook)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (re-read, audibook)

The Golden Sandal by Rebecca Hickox (read-aloud)

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (read-aloud)

Mummies and Pyramids by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne (read-aloud)

Currently Reading

  • The Histories by Herodotus (for my Cavalcade of Classics, as a read-aloud with my daughter, skipping some of the more questionable parts)
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (for my Cavalcade of Classics and the one I didn’t finish for the Classics Club Spin #9)
  • The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (read-aloud)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (audiobook, re-read)

My To-Read List for October

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).

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