October was an excellent reading month for me, I'm happy to say! After experiencing a hellacious Reading Slump earlier in the year, I don't take a good reading month for granted anymore. Nope--instead now I know to be very grateful to the Reading Gods! Here are the books I read in the past month:
Here are the titles, with links to my reviews if I've posted them yet:
Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim
Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Certainty by Victor Bevine (review to come on Nov. 5 as part of a blog tour for TLC Book Tours)
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
Reunion by Hannah Pittard
Eleven books in one month . . . I couldn't get the twelfth in?! Seriously, this may be some kind of a personal record for me (well, that is, if I don't include college and graduate school. Eleven books read strictly for pleasure and not because they were assigned--that would be the record). I'm certainly reading at a faster pace since I started blogging. I don't know if that's because I feel like I should read more to add content to the blog, or if it's simply because through blogging I have become aware of-- and have access to--so many great books!
And my favorite book for the month of October? These were all good reads, so that is a tough question. But I'm going to say Some Luck by Jane Smiley, which I found to be a very satisfying and engrossing family saga.
I hope October was a great reading month for you as well. Onward to November, intrepid readers!