Summer Reading: a List

I month of September flew right by, and I forgot about doing a summer roundup. As we all know, May-August was a strange time for me and the same goes for my reading habits during it. I played bingo again and started off strong, but when I started a new, full time job in mid-July, I stopped reading almost completely. Included in this list are books read from May-August, with two exceptions.

  1. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (started in April)
  2. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  3. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  4. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  5. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
  6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  8. The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
  9. Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher
  10. Never-Ending Birds by David Baker
  11. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater
  12. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (technically finished before September)

All things considered, twelve books is pretty good. Obviously there are bloggers and vloggers who are capable of that total in a month, but I am not and will likely never be one of them.

Of them all, the Bone Clocks was probably my favorite, although it does go off the rails a bit at the end. And even though I don’t think it’s a masterpiece, the Goldfinch did make me want to go out and get the Secret History.

And least favorite? Well, we all know how I feel about Ender’s Game.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Reading: a List

  1. Would you recommend Anansi Boy? I recently read American Gods for the first time, which was wonderfully written. I haven’t read anything else by Neil Gaiman, any ideas?

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    1. While I’m not one of them, there are people out there who prefer Anansi Boys over American Gods. It’s certainly more personal. Honestly, everything I’ve read my Gaiman I’ve enjoyed because I love magical realism elements and he’s a wonderful writer. Neverwhere is probably my second favorite.

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