This month’s book totals are a little inflated due to the picture books and early readers I read for the Birth and Beyond Reading Challenge (#BBRC) on Litsy.
Still, even counting only the “grown-up” books, this month was pretty solid. I credit staying up past midnight, adding caffeine back into my diet, and ignoring the housework.
Kids’ Books (12):
Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
Chase’s Space Case by Nickelodeon Publishing
The Case of the Scaredy Cats by Crosby Bonsall
Jump by David McPhail
Golden Retriever by Charlie George
Saturday Belongs to Sara by Cathy Warren
Fast Food by Saxton Freymann
The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
You Silly Goose by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco by Laurie Berkner
Up and Down (The Boy, #4) by Oliver Jeffers
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Grown-up Books (10):
Inland by Téa Obreht
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
Oksana, Behave! by Maria Kuznetsova (audio)
The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani (audio)
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
Chime by Franny Billingsley
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week by Tiffany Schlain
And I’m still working on Emily Wilson’s Translation of Homer’s The Odyssey.
To-Read for October:
October is a bit up in the air. I have a couple of books out from the library that I’ll probably start on:
The Farm by Joanne Ramos
Ohio by Stephen Markley (on audio)
I’m due for another Libro.fm credit, so I plan to get another audiobook after 2pm on October 5.
I hope to be seasonal and pick up some scary reads. I prefer literary, psychological, bizarre/unsettling and/or gothic horror/suspense to blood-and-guts, straight-up genre stuff. Authors like Daphne duMaurier (The Birds), Shirley Jackson (The Haunting of Hill House), Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Kelly Link (Get in Trouble), Gin Phillips (Fierce Kingdom), Sarah Waters (The Little Stranger).