I have a lot on my reading plate for October. Thankfully, the weather is getting cooler and it's an ideal time to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a cup of coffee, and a great book or two. I just wish I had more hours in the day (at least during the week) to do said curling up.
My first "What Should I Read Next" poll resulted in the following choices:
- Fiction: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
- Non-fiction (a very close race!): Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time by Tina Haupert
My two book groups are reading The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore (which I've already read and loved) and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
For review, I still am working my way through Grand Pursuit: A History of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar; and I have these books to read as well:
- Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers
- You are Not so Smart by David McRaney
I also plan to attempt (for the third time) To the End of the Land by David Grossman as I will be seeing him in Chicago in November as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. I will also be seeing Umberto Eco, who will be talking about his soon-to-be released novel (which sounds fascinating) The Prague Cemetery; I've not read any of his novels yet but I do have In the Name of the Rose on my shelf and I would like to start it by the end of the month.
And if (IF) I have time I want to read a book or two for a few of the challenges in which I'm participating.
Anyone care to write a note to my boss excusing me from work?
Have a great October -- and keep an eye out later in the month for my November poll!