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Books Read in October

November 1, 2017

As of the end of October, according to Goodreads, I have read 161 books. That beats my grand total for the entirety of 2011,  my previous record for reading for charity. Go me!

Here’s what I read this month:


  1. Away with Words: An irreverent tour through the world of pun competitions by Joe Berkowitz. Hat-tip to Scott of Burton’s Bookstore for suggesting this enjoyable romp of a book.
  2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Very much a John Green Book, complete with erudite, quirky teenagers. But I give this kudos for being real about anxiety and mental illness. I’m glad it exists.
  3. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. Very creepy, suspenseful scifi, set in Lagos, Nigeria.
  4. Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan. This series is still so good!
  5. When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Churchill Robbed a Bank by Giles Milton. Yes, I totally read this for the title, and for the premise of short, bite-sized chapters about history’s unknown moments. Again, a hat-tip to Scott at Burton’s for putting this one on my radar.
  6. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, because it’s a Halloween tradition. I’ve read this something like 30 times.

Graphic Novels

  1. Visitor Vol 1 by Yee-Jung No. Korean manga, suggested to me by Esther, the manga-loving teen. Creepy, but palatable. I may continue the series.
  2. Real Friends by Shannon Hale.  A graphic memoir that captures tween girlhood and frenemies. Brought back memories, oof!
  3. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. Delightful!
  4. Phoebe And Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm by Dana Simpson. I love this series.
  5. Rivers of London: Black Mould by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and Lee Sullivan. Another great, creepy entry in the Peter Grant series.


Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs.

Making Money by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs.

So, that’s a total of 13 books consumed for the month, and a grand total of 161 so far. Hm, I’m trying to hit 200, but I’m not sure I can make it, especially as the Readathon whizzed past me, and I couldn’t join in, as I was working.

Almost all of these were library books, with the exception of The Westing Game.

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  1. November 8, 2017 9:31 pm

    Awesome! I’m at 90 hoping to hit the 101 that I did last year. The need to read is strong in this one, Luke—Obi Wan

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