Fight Night – Miriam Toews (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021)
The Awakening – Kate Chopin (Duke Classics, 2012)
The Manningtree Witches – A.K. Blakemore (Catapult, 2021)
Piranesi – Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020)
Happy Hour – Marlow Granadas (Verso, 2021)
In Fine Form – ed. by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve
Jesus and John Wayne – Kristin Kobes du Mez
The Anthropocene Reviewed – John Green
Books Read: 51/100
Books Reviewed: 41/51
Asian-Canadian Literature Challenge: 4 (maybe? I’m struggling a little whether or not I can classify an author as Asian-Canadian)
A Virtuous Reading Challenge: 3/12
Current TBR: 223 (previously 224)
This month we finished reading Anne of Avonlea at bedtime with our girls. Pearl and Rose’s interest waned as Anne aged and we decided to take a break from Anne Shirley for a while. (After my last month’s post, Melanie pointed out that Montgomery didn’t write the series in order and that, potentially, some books were written better than others.) We’ve now started Little Women together.
My Bible reading for September included 1 Corinthians, Isaiah, Nahum, Colossians, Habakkuk, 2 Corinthians, and Zephaniah.
September turned out to be a book full of decent reads. But the clear stand out of the month is Piranesi, a book I wasn’t going to read until it was awarded the Women’s Fiction Prize. I will hopefully have reviews of that The Manningtree Witches, and Happy Hour in the next week or so.
I am just now beginning Five Little Indians by Michelle Good as my next fiction read. My next non-fiction will be Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan which is the most recent Massey Lecture title. I’m falling behind a bit with my ARCs and I have two with September pub dates that I didn’t. get to and 6 (!) with October dates.
I don’t generally decide my reading based on the seasons but I noticed a couple of spooky titles on my TBR that I have on my shelf so I’m going to try to read Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch and Mexican Gothic in October.