Saturday, October 1, 2011

October's Reading List


  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:
  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:
  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!


  1. It sounds like you have some wonderful books coming up. I hope that you get the chance to enjoy them this month!

  2. Oh, do read The Name of the Rose before you go listen to Eco. That is a brilliant novel, and a heck of a good mystery. I believe that the English-language translation, by William Weaver, of that novel won the PEN Award in 1984. Happy reading, and have a great week! Cheers! Chris

  3. Hmm, that sounds like an impressive list already. I think me reading plans for October are also fixed now and leaves no or little time for other books. Amazing, how that works!

    Enjoy Hamlet's Blackberry - I read it and enjoyed it. Although I'm still at the computer all the time. :-)

  4. You're going to love Cutting for Stone (my thoughts: It was one of my top ten books last year.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    The only novel by Umberto Eco I have read is The Name of the Rose which I found a fascinating and satisfying read but I would like to try another of his books, so if I get lucky that would be my choice.

    Carol T

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