Monthly Recap Time!
Total of 13…
Count from the library = SIX, one book was for my monthly Audible credit and finished with Libby; five purchased, and another library for both eBook and Hardcover
My favorite read of the month is The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor. [Link to Review]
These books took me on visits to Colorado, NYC and outer space. I saw the US and some views into Canada. I was in UK-fantasy land. USA again and a half century away in rural England. OPKS was where I lived in the first book (and I’ve lived there in my history, so YAY KANSAS) and ended up in Sweden for the last book of the month.
Five nonfiction – if I count the poetry?) One of the books I read this month is “loosely-based memoir” fiction: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson. SO GLAD to have enjoyed this which had been on my tbr for a long time.
Two featured LGBTQ+, three by POC, one in translation, four classics. Seven female-identifying authors (I might be guessing/assuming) to six by male-presenting.
and…… The Tournament of Favorites was fabulous! The winner is Tsar of Love and Techno over Version Control in the finals. Great fun, much fun, warms the heart and stimulates the brain. I love the tournaments as much as I love pie. Bring on the Long List! Any day now… I haven’t read too many on on the possibly contenders list. Books pub’d this year include: Fugitive Telemetry SF, Meet Cute Diary TransRomance?, Yoga Pants Nation MomLit, (oh yea, I read all the Summer Camp books, too!)
Pie! NINE books out of 13 mention pie.
I made Cranberry Pear Pie, Pumpkin, and some Dutch Apple crumb pies.
What was YOUR favorite book of October?
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9 thoughts on “In Review October 2021”
Well done! My favorite October book was Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen… long, but really good.
Yaknow, I get confused but I think I put Franzen on a do-not-read-list. Surely he is a hotly contested author, right? yes? Anyway, it’s good to have something no matter how silly or unthought to have a way to limit the tbr!
Franzen is definitely a controversial figure, but an immensely talented writer 😉
Wow! October was a very good month for books and pie! I hope November is off to a great start!
I really did not expect to hit 13 and don’t expect a high count in November. I do want to participate in #nonfictionNovember so we will see.
Delicious looking pies!
My favorite book of October was probably The Storyteller by Dave Grohl.
Yay! will go investigate if I want to TBR. Thanks!
You are totally cooking in 2021! Well done! My favorite was The Sundial by Shirley Jackson but I liked or loved all but one of the books I read; it was a great month.
Huh. I just read a great review of The Sundial. (It was probably YOURS.?! LOL)