In October I got through 14 books, which has to be a record for me. Helped, no doubt, by three weeks of holiday.
The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe – 10/10
The Girl on the Stairs – Louise Welsh – 4/10 (DNF)
The Kingmaker’s Daughter – Philippa Gregory – 8/10
A Novel Bookstore – Laurence Cossé – 6/10
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante – not yet reviewed
Island of Wings – Karin Altenberg – 4/10 (DNF)
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine – Alina Bronsky – not yet reviewed
The Casual Vacancy – J K Rowling – 4/10 (DNF)
Over the Rainbow – Paul Pickering – 2/10 (DNF)
The Slaughteryard – Esteban Echeverria – 5/10 (DNF)
Shogun – James Clavell – 4/10 (DNF)
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D – Nichole Bernier – 8/10
Thyme of Death – Susan Albert Wittig – 8/10
Blackberry Winter – Sarah Jio – 8/10
Of course, I might have got through so many because I abandoned so many. But I finished off the month with a good run of 8/10s, so I can’t complain.
Coming up, I’ve got – lots. Advent with Atwood is on its way, I’ve agreed to a group read of The Night Watch, I brought home a zillion books from the Simon & Schuster event… I’ve got to get my reading hat on!