Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My October Reading List

  1. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (ebook) * A breath of life into the fantasy genre.
  2. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (ebook) * Weeks later, I can't stop thinking about this book...and I desperately want to knit myself a crimson scarf.  If you only pick one book from this list to try, it should be this one. 
  3. Girls In White Dresses, Jennifer Close (ebook, library)  I'm glad I checked this one out from the library.  After The Night Circus I needed a bit of froth to allow my brain to settle ... and that's exactly what this book is.  Kind of surprised it was a BOTNS recommendation.  This is the closest I ever get to "chick lit" and having read it I'm more than happy to stay away from that genre.  Not much else to say. 
  4. The Passage, Justin Cronin (ebook) * Literary horror...vampiric viruses....post-apocalyptic society...and a girl who will save the world.  Bravo.  I have to wait until next year for the follow-up book, The Twelve, and that's going to be very, very hard to do.
*I find myself at a bit of a loss as to what to say this month about these three books.  Every time I try to write more in-depth blurbs I wind up with a mess of superlatives which say nothing at all.  Instead, I'll simply say that these are the best books I've read since I began tracking my reading habits through my blog. 

A very good month, indeed.

3 comments:

quantumtea said...

I am planning to read "Handling the Undead" by John Lindquist in December, he wrote "Let the right one in" which was an excellent vampire story.

Right now I'm in NaNoWriMo so I have to write, not read.

Shelda said...

I'll be interested to talk to you about The Name of the Wind. The Night Circus is on hold at the library (I'm #12, last I checked), and I really needed more new books to check out! HA! The Passage sounds like one I would really enjoy.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks for the list - I haven't read any of these.