Saturday, November 01, 2008

Tenth Month, Ten Books

Thanks to the Readathon, my book count worked out beautifully. Here's what I read in October:

JPod - Douglas Coupland. I reviewed this in a earlier blog entry.

The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera.

Going Solo - Roald Dahl

Stumbling On Happiness - Daniel Gilbert

How Koreans Talk: A Collection of Expressions - Choe Sang-Hun & Christopher Torchia

Books: A Memoir - Larry McMurtry. I wrote a review of this book recently.

Princess Diana - Joanne Mattern

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz

When You Are Engulfed In Flames - David Sedaris

Matrimony - Joshua Henkin

It was a good reading month. Matrimony brought me up to 86 books for 2008. Also, for the first month in a while, I read more nonfiction than fiction. I want to review the 8 books I haven't, but it's coming along slowly. I'm not going to be worth a damn until my resume is finished.


Yasmin said...

Congrats on all the books you've read this year...hope you do a book review on the brief life...

Anonymous said...

Congrats and good luck with that resume. I thought for sure I would have my highest month ever but somehow, I have not been able to pick up my book the last 2 days of Oct and now it's 2 days into Nov and I'm still not done. huh.

Happy November, anyway! looking forward to your reviews and seeing how many you read this month. will it be 11?

Anonymous said...

Aww, I loved JPod too, great fun. I then went on to read Microserfs and was sooo disappointed!

GFS3 said...

Did you like "Stumbling on Happiness?" I read it and liked it, but for the life of me -- I can't remember much of it. It's like the book just melted away. So I can't figure out if it was really good or not. Because can a book be good if it doesn't stay with you? Thoughts?

myza said...

I can't wait to read the David Sedaris book. I think I will bring it on my December holidays.

Sam said...

Congrats on a nice month - looks like you're a cinch for your annual goal now. :-)