A rather good reading month, as it turned out (despite the initial craziness of back-to-school). I’m having (and enjoying) a big focus on the TBR pile right now (hopefully, this will continue until the end of the year), and also an ongoing craze on NF… I’m loving it all.
- Total books read: 12 (including 2 x halfway-through-DNFs)
- Total pages read: 2,886 (av. 240)
- NF: 9 (75% of total)
- F: 3 (25% of total)
- TBR: 9.
- Total % TBR for year to date: 54%. <takes a bow>
- Library: 3 (including 1x ILL).
- POC author/topic(s): 1. (Oh dear.)
- Male to Female: 5 males + 5 females + 2 of mixed genders.
- DNFs (new for this month): 2. (I’m getting better at this.)
- Oldest title: 1951.
- Longest title (re: page count): 340pp.
- Shortest title (re: page count) (excluding DNFs): 122pp.
Here’s what I read in September:
- Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee– Hattie Ellis (2004) – NF/nature
- Snow Angels– Stuart O’Nan (1994) – F
- Merry Hall– Beverley Nichols (1951) – NF/autobio
- Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches– John Hodgman (2017) – NF/essays/autobio
- Lottery– Patricia Wood (2007) – F
- New Yorker Reader: True Crime– NF/crime
- Ten Spurs – Narrative NF journal from UNT– NF/narrative NF
- Emperor of All Maladies– Siddartha Mukherjee (2010) – NF/medical
- Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities– Alexandra Robbins (2005) NF/sociology
- Reasons to be Cheerful – Nina Stibbes F (no blog post)
Now that October is here (and September, to me, has to have been the longest month in the entire year), I’m looking forward to some gradually cooling temperatures, slightly fewer daylight hours, and the steady routine of the university semester.
Plus – I have this horde of books from the recent FoL Book Sale. <rubs hands with glee>