So…whatcha doing? Me? I’m back from binge watching all seven seasons of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I really should have blogged about it. At least all the literary references. Not only does one of the main characters read a lot (I strained my eyes trying to see the cover of all the books around her), the show always has some pretty awesome pop culture references in their witty dialogue. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20 as they say. The binge watch really killed my usual reading routine so now I’m trying to rebuild it. Here are some highlights of the books I did manage to read this month.
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore. A strong start to the month, TSoV is the sequel to Fool. I had a fun time reading it so that makes it a successful Moore book for me.
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. I’ve stated time and time again, I’m not a short story person, but Atwood tied the first three stories together, and it peaked my interest. But it’s hard to go wrong with Atwood.
The Rules for Scoundrels series by Sarah McLean. The first three at least. The last in the series comes out this month. I used to be a hardcore romance reader back in the day, but then got burned out on them. I can’t say I’ve whole heartedly come back to the genre as a rule, but I really like McLean’s style.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. A mom from my son’s school lent this to me as a thank you for suggesting she take her son to the comics shop to get him interested in reading. I meant digest it slowly and ended up devouring it in one sitting. I found it fascinating since I had no idea about the Islamic Revolution. Everyone should read this book.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. My husband and I listened to this one on audiobook (while we played Diablo 3) and were not disappointed. My husband is a huge fan of the movie and had introduced it to me when we started dating so listening to Elwes and most of the surviving cast talk about their experiences was a lot of fun.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriques. I fell so hard for this book. I had checked it out from the library under their Lucky Day program (basically a first come first serve and that you can’t renew for new books that usually have long hold lists), but got caught up in the aforementioned Gilmore Girls marathon and had to take it back. Luckily after the marathon was over I went to the library and there it was back on the Lucky Day shelf. If you want to read about the modern immigrant experience I highly suggest this one. *I totally lost it at the end of the book.
What were your favorite reads of October?