october nick hornby copycat

Books Bought This Month

Books Received This Month
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver (ARC for review)
Crewel by Gennifer Albin (ARC for review)
Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney (netgalley!)
Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko (digital ARC from publisher for review)
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman (digital ARC from publisher for review)

Books Borrowed This Month
30 Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Cuisines by Steven Jonas
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

Books Finished This Month
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch
Complications by Atul Gawande
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Fog by Caroline B. Cooney
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

Has there ever been a bigger fail in pleasure reading than this month? So much work, so much school, so much depression and anger and busyness. Bleh. All month I’ve checked books and movies out, let them get overdue, and then returned them, unread and unwatched. It feels so profoundly disrespectful to libraries, books, and authors to do such things. I have been reading quite a lot, and I’m whittling down the new pile of magazines I’ve ended up with. But still, this tiny little list is so depressing, especially when I know I am so much better than this. Also, most of my books for school AND my books for pleasure have been disappointing reads, and I hate that. Taking a YA lit class and an SFF class in one semester shouldn’t feel like such a chore.

On the bright side, the only (one) book I bought this month was for school, so I’ve maybe stopped putting myself into debt? Nah. There’s always clothes and expensive takeout. Then again, there was the Boston Book Festival, which is probably a huge temptation, except I was STRONG and didn’t go into any of the booths that sold books and did nothing except go to panels and presentations and get my well-worn and loved copy of Gingerbread signed by the amazing Rachel Cohn, who even remembered me from the hundreds of thousands of emails I’ve sent her over the years in which I worship her.

Well, anyway, there’s next month. In which I have to design a website, read the entire Earthsea series, do regular homework, write a big paper, and work. No biggie. If you want to read what I read, or to go above and beyond that, you can. See all the books from this post and buy them here.


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