That was a pretty fun month, reading- and life-wise. Outstanding was the play that we saw at the university (Black Girl, Interrupted) and watching the BBC-TV series, “The Durrells in Corfu.”
- Total books read: 12 (including 1 DNF)
- Total pages read: 2664 pp. (av. 242 pp.)
- NF: 4 (36% of total)
- F: 7 (64% of total)
- TBR: 6 (50% of total read).
- Total % TBR for year to date: 55%.
- Library: 5 (including 1 ILL).
- POC author/topic(s): 7 (58% of total).
- Male to Female: 5 males + 6 females + 0 of mixed genders.
- DNFs: 1 (but probably going to pick it up again after a space of time)
- Oldest title: 1883 (A Book on Medical Discourses…) .
- Longest title (re: page count): 344 pp.
- Shortest title (re: page count) (excluding DNFs): 132 pp.
Here’s what I read in October:
- Mama Day – Gloria Naylor (1988) F
- A Book on Medical Discourses in Two Parts – Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1883) NF
- The Jaguar’s Children – John Vaillant (2015) F
- The October Country – Ray Bradbury (1955) F/Short Stories
- Aya: The Secrets Come Out – Marguerite Abouet and Clement Ouberie (2009)
- Dracula – Bram Stoker (1889) F
- The Well-Dressed Lady’s Pocket Guide – Karen Homer (2013) NF
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie (2007) F
- And the Band Played On – Randy Schiltz (1987) NF – DNF, but on hold for a later date.
- Hostages to Fortune – Elizabeth Cambridge (1933) F
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. (2003) NF
Plus (because I am a complete nerd) this jigsaw puzzle:
November plans? Not really. I am very open to whatever comes my way and I’m happy to keep jogging along in this particular lane. I might need to rein in the book purchases though. (With the caveat that there is a December book and jigsaw puzzle sale on the cards…) :-}
Oh, and join in a bit for NonFiction November...!
I’m crazy about the Durrells!
Me too. I’m dying to watch more episodes (we’re up to season 2 right now), but I’ve been sworn in to wait for my husband until he returns from out of town. He loves it as well!! I think the actor has Margo down to a T… (from what I remember in the books)…