So- I realize it is not longer October and that this happened quite a few months ago. I found this post in my backlog of drafts that I didn't get to publish before my blogging sebbatical but it's good stuff so I wanted to share anyway! It's fun to look back at what I was thinking almost six months ago.
Enter the Stacks and Shelves time wrap back to 10/2013:
I read a total of nine (!!!) books and I wrote posts for almost every book. I also participated in The Historian readalong, the Doctor Sleep readalong and Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon. (Click on the book title's name to link back to the original post).
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen Kind
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- The Selection and The Elite by Kiera Cass
- Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Jonathan Strahan
- Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
- Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Unfortunately, There will not be a review for Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. This is a young adult high fantasy series that is definitely out of my comfort zone, and I am not completely comfortable with writing my thoughts about a book I don't fully understand. Plus, it has been a long time since I read the first book in the series so it would be an unfair assessment on the progression of the story line. With that being said, it is still an enjoyable series to read and I will definitely be buying the third book that comes out next year (March 2013 update: this book comes out in 2 weeks!).
In August I wrote out my Fall 2013 TBR and I am surprised to say that I actually read books from that list. Four of the books I talked about were read (one in September, the other three this month) and I am still interested in the remaining books so I might actually read all of them!
Overall, I have read 73 books towards my goal of 80 books on Goodreads (bumped up from my original goal of 60) and I am considering bumping my goal up just a bit because I am going to start reading a lot of middle grade fiction for Middle Grade Mondays and those books take significantly less time to get through.
I also managed to acquire an obscene amount of new books throughout September and October so I am going to try my best and not buy anything new throughout the end of the year. I recently discovered this new e-lending program at my library which will make my "buying ban" easier to manage.