Friday, October 07, 2011

Books Read in September

It seems so weird that September is over already - it didn't feel like September at all.  It was rainy, warm, and humid here all month, so much so that the crops at our local farm were ruined by all the water and our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick-ups ended a month early :(  My kids went back to school, but my oldest son was home sick for a good part of the month, so it feels like fall just started this week.

Fortunately, it was a good reading month!  That helps, doesn't it?  I finished six books last month, and since one of those was 1000 pages long, I think that's pretty good:
I got a bit behind in writing reviews, with all that was going on at our house, but I didn't do too badly last month.

So, that was a nice mix of four grown-up books, and two kids/teen books, with two on audio.  I enjoyed all of these.  I always hate trying to choose a favorite, but I guess that would be The Pillars of the Earth.

Where Are You Reading Challenge Update:  I didn't add much to my map this month - a pin for Vietnam and another pin in England for The Pillars of the Earth.   I will add two more when I get home and can figure out where Bruiser and the Middle School book took place, though I already returned Bruiser to the library, so that might be a lost cause.  Anyone else know where it took place?  It may not have been named.  So, I am still at 13 different states and now 8 countries outside the US.  Here's my updated map:

View Where I Am Reading 2011 in a larger map

And, I also joined a new challenge this month, the Fall Into Reading Challenge.  So far, I have read two of the books on my lists for that challenge, Fahrenheit 451 and Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf (plus two more this week), so I have a good start there.

What were your favorite books read in September?


  1. Congrats on a super month! I love Fahrenheit 451 and how it still rings true in contemporary times.

  2. Pillars of the Earth was pretty good. It surprised me. Farenheit 451 is classic. Haven't read any of the others you mentioned. My favorite this past month must have been Helmet For My Pillow By Robert Leckie. A frank account of serving in the Pacific theater during WWII.

  3. Sounds like you had a great month of reading. I'm very impressed by the super long book and you still read six books!