Literary Life: October in Review

October was the worst reading month I’ve had in a long while, it’s been a mix of a lack of a desire to read, and being too busy or tired. I’m really looking forward to Christmas when I have some time off, I’m going to read everything.

The bookish highlight of my month was Bookshop Day, where I bought The Bloody Project and White Teeth, two brilliant novels.


I also had a rather fun BYOC evening, but the following hangover was the most horrific thing I have ever experienced. The shame was strong. It did result in a baby Groot though, so not all was lost.

Currently Reading:

Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford



I’ve Read:

  1. About My Mother – Tahar Ben Jelloun
  2. His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet
  3. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

Hard to pick a highlight from these, because each was excellent in its own way.

How was your literary October?

4 thoughts on “Literary Life: October in Review

  1. My literary October was good, but honestly November’s been such an exhausting disaster that I can hardly remember what happened in October. It’s lost to the mists of time! :p Right now I am trying to read as much nonfiction as I possibly, possibly can, to try and understand what my dumb country is going to need to do going forward. In order to like not become Nazi Germany. (HA HA but seriously this is a real concern of mine.)


    1. It’s a concern with my country too, at least Jo Cox’s murderer was convicted. I should follow suit with the non fiction, but if I’m honest I’m still in head in the sand mode.


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