Since retiring I’ve been reading more. I have been tweeting the title and author of each book as I begin them under the hashtag #AmReading. Much to my surprise, those are the tweets that get the most interaction, and not just retweets from the authors. In fact that is a rarity.
So I thought it might be interesting to make a regular post of the books I’ve read over the course of the month. It will help jog my memory and keep me from buying duplicates. Parteimer’s, you know.
I don’t really do book reviews. Why not? One, I don’t feel particularly qualified, and two, I have a hard time saying negative things about people or the works they produce and not all the books I read are necessarily great. So these will generally be unannotated unless the book was truly exceptional or really needed a lot of work. (And I feel bad about the latter.) Otherwise, you can assume I read and enjoyed them, which means yes, they are worth your time and money.
My October Reads
Rain Girl, by Gabi Kreslehnar, a murder mystery – Kindle.
Realm Shift, by Alan Baxter, an action adventure – Nook
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Stienbeck, an American classic – Nook, from the library. A must read.
Forbidden the Stars, by Valmore Daniels, science fiction – Nook, needed a good editor
Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction – Kindle
Tracy’s Hot Mail, by Trevor Belshaw, satire – Nook
Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson, literary – Nook audio
As the month winds to a close my next book up is an old Agatha Christie novel, but it will wait for next month’s list.
So what have you been reading lately? Have any recommendations for me?