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.
Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
- About My Mother – Tahar Ben Jelloun
- His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet
- White Teeth – Zadie Smith
Hard to pick a highlight from these, because each was excellent in its own way.