- All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan ★★★★★ + review
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★ + review
- Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini ★★★ + review
- Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land ★★★★ + review
- The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) ★★★ + review
- All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld ★★★ + review
Best: All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
Runner up: Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
Worst: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini
SEPTEMBER TOTAL: 6 books
YEARLY TOTAL SO FAR: 78 books
Three 3 stars, two 4 stars, and one 5 star. A pretty solid reading month. And I love how these covers look together.
The reason my monthly total is comparatively low (I read 9 last month and 11 the month before that) is because this is the month I decided to tackle War and Peace. I’m currently about halfway through that…. and while I can’t say I’m loving it, I know I’m going to feel a pretty big sense of accomplishment when I finish.
In addition to War and Peace I’m currently reading The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (which is taking me forever because… well, if you’ve read this book you’ll understand why it’s taking me forever) and Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart.
As always, I don’t have a definitive TBR for the next month, but here are a couple of books that are somewhere on the horizon… I’m going to buddy read The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater with Steph at some point, my bookclub is reading The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani, and I have The End We Start From by Megan Hunter from Netgalley and I’m looking forward to that. So, hopefully those plus a few others, and I’ll keep plugging along with War and Peace.
Also, this isn’t strictly book related, but next weekend I’m seeing the Les Mis tour with two of my favorite bloggers, Chelsea and Steph (and one of my other friends) – as I haven’t met either of them irl yet, I’m really looking forward to that! Also Les Mis. I can never see Les Mis too many times.
Speaking of theatre… I also went to New York earlier this month (it feels like a million years ago) and saw two shows: I saw the closing performance of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, which I’d already seen earlier this summer, and getting to see the final show was a fantastic and bittersweet experience. I also saw the first preview of A Clockwork Orange, which was…. Not Good to say the least….. I wrote up my thoughts on that and posted them to tumblr, but I was wondering, would you guys be interested in me posting my theatre reviews on here, or should I stick to books?
One last note – this is the month I started using Twitter more regularly, so feel free to follow me on there @ paceamoregelato.
What was your favorite read from September? Comment and let me know!