Read This Month

I can’t believe tomorrow is already October. We’ve been in Dallas a month and a half, and things are finally starting to cool down. Or…at least as much as Texas cools. The State Fair just opened up, and my lucky husband gets to take a work trip over there today. I’m so jealous! Hopefully we can make it over there soon.

I read a ton of books great books this month. Now that I’ve set a schedule for myself, I’m getting quite a variety again. And I’m allowing myself to ditch books if they aren’t up to par, which I had stopped doing at one point. Gotta stop wasting time. Some books just aren’t blog-worthy.

(Which, on that point. Aaron’s Rod is on the list below, but I’m not going to do a post about it. I got about 65% through it before I had to give it up. Far enough to count it as “read” but I’m not going to bore you guys with a terrible post. Not DH Lawrence’s best work, let’s leave it at that.)

And now, the books!

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Read this month:

Throne of Glass by Sarah Mass

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (which didn’t make it onto the list in the picture…oops!)

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Aaron’s Rod by DH Lawrence

I Need to Buy This

It’s no secret around here that I loooooove Harry Potter. If you haven’t figured that out by now…you haven’t been paying attention.

It’s even worse lately, since we got back from Universal and I started rereading the series. I’ve been obsessed, really.

One thing I’ve realized is that borrowing the books is not enough. I am going to HAVE to buy them, and soon. Every time I go into a used book store, I look at all the different copies…but I really don’t want used ones. I need matched perfect copies that are going to last repeated uses. Because you know I’m going to read these babies over and over and over every year.

I just have to.

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Trees of Reverie September Readathon Daily Bookish Challenges Day Eight

What animal or non-human companion (from a book) would you most like to keep as a pet?

I always loved Buckbeak from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Once you gave a hippogriff due respect, he gave it right back to you. Buckbeak was loyal, brave, bold.

Of course I would have to get over my fear of heights to ride on him, but it would be pretty awesome to fly over the castle and travel with him wherever I needed to go. And, if anyone messed with me, those talons are pretty nasty!