Friday, October 30, 2009

October: A Month In Review

I love autumn. I love the cool days, the colored leaves, and to a small degree, I love the rain. Although I love to read all year I really feel as though Autumn is the start of book reading season. When the weather turns bad there's nothing quite like a quiet evening or a rainy afternoon on the weekend curled up with a good book.

Looking back over the last few weeks I can't believe how quickly October passed, it was a busy month. Still I was able to get in a decent amount of reading. At the beginning of the month I had high hopes to read several books for the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge as well as a half-dozen other books, but in the end I only managed to finish 7 books, 5 of which were for the Lovelace challenge and only 1 non-Lovelace book that was on my projected reading list for October.

Still, I count it a very successful month. I was able to obtain some rare books through Inter Library Loan, which made my reading that much more fun. Here's a recap of my October reads with links to their reviews:

1. Rochester's Wife by D. E. Stevenson
2. Betsy and The Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace
3. Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace
4. One Stayed At Welcome by Maud and Delos Lovelace
5. Miss Buncle Married by D. E. Stevenson
6. Murder In Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
7. The Betsy-Tacy Companion by Sharla Scannell Whalen

So that's what I read this month, but what is on my list for November?

Check out my recent What's On My Nightstand post for a preview. And those of you who've been reading for the Maud Hart Lovelace Challenge, be sure to come back tomorrow to link up your posts.


Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

October is my poorest month in terms of reading. I read only three novels: JM Coetzee's Duskland; V.S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River; and Achebe's Arrow of God.

November might be the poorest because I have a lot of work to do this month.

Alyce said...

Well that's cool that you were able to get some rare books through ILL. I haven't tallied up my reading for the month yet, but I'm thinking I did ok because of the read-a-thon.