Literary Life: September in Review

If anyone could tell me where September went I would be incredibly grateful. I only wrote August’s roundup a moment ago.

September has been a wonderful return to reading – especially in encountering the wondrous Elena Ferrante! Who, I have promoted to one of my favourite authors. I just need to buy all her books in paperback now, I read them all on Kindle.

Oh, and let’s all take a moment to appreciate my Christmas, Sonic the Hedgehog jumper. I know, I’ve regressed.

Currently Reading:

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Odyssey by Homer
Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
(I’m persisting)

M Train by Patti Smith
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami


None! (or maybe all of the above)

I’ve Read:

  1. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
  2. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
  3. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
  4. The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
  5. Frank by Jon Ronson
  6. Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms by Paul Willetts

How was your literary September? What was the best book you read?

5 thoughts on “Literary Life: September in Review

  1. I’ve heard a lot of book bloggers I know talk about Ferrante, but I’m not sure if she’s “my cup of tea.” I’ll have to check your reviews to see.

    My literary September was pretty good as I read seven books. Probably my favorite was The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter, although a close second was The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. Both were really good. This morning, I just read and finished a great book, but I’ll be putting up the review this Sunday for it. Needless to say, it might be the best book I will have read this year. So far, it’s the leader.


    1. I didn’t think she would be my ‘cup of tea’ either, but something (probably the page count) encouraged me to give My Brilliant Friend a go.

      I’ll have to go visit your blog now to see what the book is, very exciting! Nothing better than when a book blows you out of the water.


  2. I barely noticed my literary September was happening! I feel like I read almost NOTHING last month. I’m happy it’s now THIS month, and I have Patrick Ness’s new book and Rainbow Rowell’s new book and Salman Rushdie’s new book and illustrated Harry Potter to look forward to. Yay. That’s going to be some excellent weekend reading.


    1. I know what you mean! September acted like it was half its size. Have you read Rowell’s book? I have it ready to read but my sister wasn’t overly impressed. I’ll be very interested in how you like it.


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