I’m a reading machine! Clearly, posting only once every two months is doing wonders for my reading habits, if not my writing ones.
It’s been a busy couple of months in my non-reading life as well. I started a new job mid-October which is going well so far. My commute is almost an hour long, which means I have plenty of time to listen to audiobooks.
In October and November, I manage to finish eleven books:
- A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson*
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
- The Accident by Chris Pavone
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (audio)
- Lottery by Patricia Wood (audio)
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell*
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (audio)
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith*
Three of these were five-star reads for me (signified by *), which isn’t too shocking considering they are some of my favorite authors. I probably enjoyed Carry On the most, however, simply because it completely surprised me. Having read Fangirl and not been crazy about the Simon Snow parts of that book, I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with a book all about him, but I did. Rowell’s take on the ‘Chosen One’ was hilarious and touching and much more thought-provoking than I expected. So, so good.
My least favorite read this month, hands down, was Gone Girl. I waited a long time to read this much-hyped book, and I wish I had never read it at all. Getting in the car everyday and turning on this audiobook made me a little sick, and I wish I had just stopped listening rather than feeling that I had to finish it. What a depressing read. This may be my least favorite of the year.
I finished an item on my 40×40 list this month as well–I took my girls camping! We had the best time and I hope I won’t have to wait until I’m officially 40 to do it again. So much fun.
Hope everyone has a great December and end of the reading year!