It’s Monday October 6! What Are You Reading?

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Hello all!!  I feel like I’m reading at a very slow pace these days, and I don’t like it.  I am still busy going to physical therapy and keeping up with housework and my guys here at home.  This past weekend we traveled to Jacksonville to be with our girls.  Caitie and her sorority hosted a Parent’s Weekend and we enjoyed all the activities.

I read five books in the month of September, should have been six or more.  I finally read Gone Girl, just in time to see the movie this past Saturday.  I did a combination of reading the book and listening to the audio, which I really enjoyed.  The book and movie were both so well done, Gillian Flynn is so talented.  I really hope she has a new book coming soon, as I’ve enjoyed her first three works.  I believe the movie is enjoyable for both those have or haven’t read the book.  My husband was also captivated by the movie and he was had a similar feeling when it ended as to when I finished the book.  Go see it, it’s worth the theater price.

I’ve almost completed the newest book from Jason Mott, The Wonder of all Things.  His first novel, The Returned was amazing, and I am enjoying this second book as well, I should have a review posted later this week.

The Wonder of All Things

What’s up next is a bit of a toss up!  There are books publishing this month, books I agreed to read in a group, books I’m on tour with, so who knows!  Here are a few titles I’m choosing from.

  • Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez, a YA book, author is local and I’m attending her launch tomorrow night.
  • Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican, looking forward to this troubled tale of growing up in a privileged school.
  • You by Caroline Kepnes, a September book that I can’t wait to read
  • Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming, biography by one of my favorite actors.  Loved him long ago in the movie Circle of Friends where he played a very squirreley shop assistant, and his Broadway role in Cabaret, and the political mastermind Eli Gold in The Good Wife.

Those are just four I plan to read soon.

I’ve been struggling with audiobooks to find something I really like.  Frustrating.  It’s not just a book for me, but also the narration and pace etc in the audiobook.   If you have suggestions, please share.  I particularly enjoy thrillers and mysteries  in audio.

I hope you’re having a good day, and I hope you’ll share what you’re reading!!

Have a great week.

11 Responses to “It’s Monday October 6! What Are You Reading?”

  1. Helen @ My Novel Opinion

    I’m currently reading The Silent Sister and am enjoying so far. I have The Wonder of All Things to read too, as well as Not My Father’s Son. I heard a lot of good things about Brutal Youth.

    I’ve never tried audiobooks, I’m worried about picking one with a really bad narrator. But I also have this thing where I like to imagine the characters voices myself and I feel like audio would ruin that for me.

  2. My Home of Books (@duffygal777)

    Hope you are feeling better soon. I know it takes a really long time. I would like to read the new Jason Mott book also.
    Have a good week, Anita, and don’t stress the amount of books you read. It’s really how much you enjoy it instead 🙂

  3. Nina Badzin

    I’m reading Friendship by Emily Gould. Some recent fav audio books have been Orphan Train, Invention of Wings, and Kitchen House. Listening to Miss Penegrine’s Home for . . . . now and story is good but narration is only fair.

  4. Becca Lostinbooks

    I have Brutal Youth on my TBR list. It looks so good! Hope I can get a hold of it. I know what you mean about deciding what to read next. Review books, readalongs, all the books you’ve been meaning to read forever. So many choices!

  5. rivercityreading

    If you haven’t read any of Gillian Flynn’s earlier books, you should give them a shot! I actually enjoyed Dark Places a little more than Gone Girl. She definitely has a knack for writing some twisty stories with great characters.

  6. Beth Hoffman

    I have Mott’s latest book on my list and will be watching for your review!

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