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.
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (started in April)
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
- Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher
- Never-Ending Birds by David Baker
- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater
- 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.