Time for my monthly round up post, which I confess I am writing in a tearing hurry as I know I am out three evenings this week and will have no time much for blogging. As I have already talked about in a previous post, September is always a slow reading month for me. Nevertheless, most of what I have read has been brilliant. The first book of the month I read hasn’t been reviewed here, but a review of it will be popping up on Shiny New books early in October. As well as the books listed below I did read a few pieces of non-fiction from my Truman Capote Reader, a volume I am still loving but struggling to get through, I will finish the entire thing one day – I promise.
89 Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (2013) Sebastian Faulks (F)
90 In the Mountains (1920) Elizabeth Von Arnim (F)
91 The Military Philosophers (1968) Anthony Powell (F)
92 The Four Graces (1946) D E Stevenson (F)
93 The Odd Flamingo (1954) Nina Bawden (F)
94 A Legacy (1956) Sybille Bedford (F)
95 Harvest (2013) Jim Crace (F)
96 Claudine’s House (1922) Colette (F)
97 Gone Girl (2012) Gillian Flynn (F)
98 The Pastor’s wife (1914) Elizabeth Von Arnim (F)
I have been trying not to buy books during September – I caved in and bought one right at the end of the month, still not bad for me, and so maybe I should allow myself one book purchase a month from now on. Due to not buying books I ventured into the library instead, having so many books at home I don’t go all that often, and then when I do I get a bit library obsessed again for a while. My library acquisitions included my first ever Colette, which was wonderful, I have now been back to the library and taken out two more Colette books and a Margaret Kennedy for Margaret Kennedy reading week – (October 6th – 12th) hosted by Fleur in her World – I hope a lot of you will be joining in with it.
My stand out reads for this month:
My two Elizabeth Von Arnim books: In the Mountains and The Pastor’s Wife – I want to read everything else by her now – (although I felt like that a couple of years ago and didn’t manage to get around to doing so). Harvest by Jim Crace and A Legacy by Sybille Bedford.
During October I am looking forward to reading more Colette, some Margaret Kennedy (who I haven’t read before) my next Anthony Powell, and I fancy a bit of old fashioned murder on the side possibly too. Other than that I will see what the mood takes me, and read accordingly.