It seems the days/weeks/months are flying by this year. While I will not admit to being ready for October, I am ready for fall — my favorite time of year. Unfortunately, I don’t live in an area where the leaves turn colors. They go from green to brown and then fall off; not exciting at all. When you grow up in the Poconos, all other fall foliage is a disappointment by comparison.
Since it is October, I thought I’d do a September wrap-up. Last month, I read nine books which actually surprised me because I didn’t feel as if I read much in September.
Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara
Esperanza by Trish J. MacGregor
The Mosaic of Shadows by Tom Harper
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
While I enjoyed several of the books, a few others felt blah but no overwhelmingly bad reads or DNFs so a good month in the end. I hope to have reviews up for several of the above books this week.
I’m currently reading The Clouds Beneath the Sun by Mackenzie Ford and so far it’s a good read. It takes place on an anthropological dig in Africa in the 1960s; a very interesting setting with a lot of potential conflict. I wasn’t so sure about this one early on but it seems to have found its footing. I hope to be able to spend some quality time with it today. The weather here has been wonderful the last two days, and instead of reading, we’ve been outside enjoying the cool, dry days. I’m hoping to combine my reading with some outdoor time later today.
Happy Sunday. 🙂