I was hoping to post as usual last week but a nasty cold waylaid me and I find myself at the end of another month. It is my favourite time of year and I often feel hugely nostalgic because I have vivid memories of going back to school wrapped up against wind and rain, kicking through leaves, when I was a child. Now I am older autumn means moving from the garden to spend more time in the kitchen, baking, preserving and making hearty meals.
But how has the reading been going?...
Read - 3/4 of my book
Completed - none, but I'm not far off
Currently Reading - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920 by David Trotter
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox
TBR Pile - still at 110 (according to GoodReads) with no more added this month after a lot of new books in august.
I am close to the end of The Age of Innocence which was #2 on my personal challenges this year.
I covered chapters 12 and 13 in The English Novel in History 1895 - 1920, the literary theory book that I have been making notes on each month.
Wishlist Additions -
The Leper by Sigmund Brouwer
Mice by Gordon Reece
The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane by George Gordon
The Contagious Power of Thinking by David Hamilton
The Taker by Alma Katsu
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Literary Gift Company, a website that sells the ideal gifts for your book reading friends and family.
This years Chapter and Verse Literary Festival starts at the Bluecoat in Liverpool on the 12th to 17th October.
Hopefully there will be a few more books under the belt by the end of October.