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What are we reading in October?

The 11 in 11 Category Challenge

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1christina_reads
Oct 1, 2011, 11:19pm Top

I'm starting off this month with Carol Berg's Breath and Bone.

2LA12Hernandez
Oct 1, 2011, 11:29pm Top

Reading A Wrinkle in Time for Banned Book Week.

3cbl_tn
Oct 2, 2011, 12:20am Top

I started The Fish Can Sing in August but set it aside for several weeks while my father was in the hospital. It wasn't the right sort of book for hospital reading. I've picked it up again, and I'm also listening to When Will There Be good News?

4jenniferochs
Oct 2, 2011, 12:44am Top

Just started reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

5cmbohn
Edited: Oct 2, 2011, 2:19am Top

I'm reading Trio for Blunt Instruments right now and Pitch Dark. Not enjoying Pitch Dark. It's a supernatural thriller, but I thought it was a straight thriller. I would put it away, but it's an ER book, so I'll keep trying with it a little longer.

6FunkyPurpleTiger
Oct 2, 2011, 2:30am Top

Started reading A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle yesterday.

7GingerbreadMan
Oct 2, 2011, 5:55am Top

I'm reading The zap gun in between diapers and dishes :)

8DeltaQueen50
Oct 2, 2011, 2:29pm Top

I'm part of the group that is reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins and I have also started Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell, a memoir of his early years.

9RidgewayGirl
Oct 2, 2011, 2:53pm Top

I can't wait any longer, so I'm reading The End of the Wasp Season, Denise Mina's newest novel.

10jonesli
Oct 2, 2011, 3:26pm Top

Hi Kay:

I was going to read The End of the Wasp Season also, but then I realized that I probably should read Still Midnight first.

11japaul22
Oct 2, 2011, 7:55pm Top

I'm doing the group read of The Woman in White and am also working on Washington: A Life, non-fiction by Ron Chernow

12casvelyn
Oct 2, 2011, 9:33pm Top

I'm still reading Boswell's Life of Johnson, and I'm getting ready to start the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch (am I the only one who gets confused as to which Charles is the author and which is the character?). And there's textbooks. Lots and lots of textbooks.

13thornton37814
Oct 3, 2011, 9:58am Top

I started my ER copy of The Technologists by Matthew Pearl I haven't made as much progress as I would like because of an overloaded schedule (partly due to having to work this weekend) and mostly due to a horrendous sinus headache that just wants to linger. It's excellent so far! I've got The Brass Dolphin by Caroline Harvey (aka Joanne Trollope) and The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark checked out of the library so I need to get to them soon as well.

14christina_reads
Oct 4, 2011, 11:44pm Top

I'm starting a collection of Poe stories in honor of Halloween's approach.

15GingerbreadMan
Oct 5, 2011, 3:28am Top

I've just started Howl's moving castle.

16jonesli
Oct 5, 2011, 5:20am Top

17cbl_tn
Oct 5, 2011, 6:44am Top

I just started Death Assemblage, the first book in a mystery series with a geologist sleuth. This one is set in the mountains of western Nevada.

18VictoriaPL
Oct 5, 2011, 7:40am Top

I'm reading Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake.

19VictoriaPL
Oct 8, 2011, 7:04pm Top

Now reading The Wheelman by Duane Swierczynski (such a mouthful!)

20cbl_tn
Oct 8, 2011, 8:00pm Top

I'm reading The Jumping-Off Place by Marian Hurd McNeely. Still listening to When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson and really enjoying the audio experience.

21jonesli
Oct 8, 2011, 8:28pm Top

I'm reading The Bootlegger's Daughter. Just what I need in life, another series!

22cbl_tn
Oct 9, 2011, 6:54pm Top

I finished The Jumping-off Place and When Will There Be Good News? this afternoon, and I'm starting Lady Audley's Secret and the audio version of Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death.

23DeltaQueen50
Oct 10, 2011, 12:39pm Top

I'm reading a really good YA Sci-Fi, Unwind by Neal Shusterman and I have started The Man In the Queue by Joesphine Tey.

24VictoriaPL
Oct 10, 2011, 12:52pm Top

DeltaQueen50, I liked Unwind, although one part in particular was difficult to read.

I'm reading The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein.

26christina_reads
Oct 10, 2011, 4:34pm Top

I've started The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

27DeltaQueen50
Edited: Oct 11, 2011, 10:42pm Top

#24 - Victoria: Thanks for the warning. I figured out what I was going to have to read so I was semi-prepared, but still, it was difficult to get through.

I am now going to pick up Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross, this will count as a Bonus Read.

28GingerbreadMan
Oct 12, 2011, 3:10am Top

I'm learning new and jaw-dropping things about Danish history with The Royal physician's visit.

29jonesli
Oct 12, 2011, 8:38am Top

I'm readingThe Devil's Closet. The subject matter is a little difficult to read, but there is also plenty of background story to make it interesting overall.

30VictoriaPL
Oct 12, 2011, 8:59am Top

I'm reading The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas. It's a re-read for me, been a few years.

31RidgewayGirl
Oct 12, 2011, 9:17pm Top

I'm reading a gothic novel, Martha Peake by Patrick McGrath, in honor of the month, Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton because the cover is so fabulous and The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo because there it was, sitting suggestively on a shelf.

32AHS-Wolfy
Oct 13, 2011, 5:38am Top

I'm looking for A Good Man in Africa and am about two thirds of the way though but haven't found one yet.

33christina_reads
Oct 14, 2011, 7:10pm Top

I'm reading Dracula, which seems seasonally appropriate!

34lkernagh
Oct 15, 2011, 1:25am Top

I am about to start Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett.

35-Eva-
Oct 16, 2011, 4:32pm Top

Virtually mowing through Denise Mina's Maureen O'Donnell-trilogy. Currently reading the last book, aptly titled Resolution.

36cbl_tn
Oct 16, 2011, 7:16pm Top

I'm about halfway through with Lady Audley's Secret and loving it so far. I've also started Sisters of Sinai and I'm listening to The Dogs of Riga.

37DeltaQueen50
Oct 16, 2011, 10:36pm Top

I am about to start Mary Roberts Rinehart's The Bat. This will close out my Timeless Mystery Category. I didn't have room to repeat this category next year and I already know I am going to miss it. I have a feeling that two categories isn't going to be enough for all the mysteries I would like to read.

38RidgewayGirl
Oct 19, 2011, 2:42pm Top

I've belated began The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, after sidetracking myself with a lackluster gothic by Patrick McGrath called Martha Peake. His books are usually creepy and atmospheric, but this one fell flat for me.

I've also started Blacklands by Belinda Bauer, which is very, very good indeed. So far.

39DeltaQueen50
Oct 19, 2011, 5:26pm Top

Two good books Ridgeway Girl! I have finally gotten to The Scorch Trials by James Dashner and, what looks to be a wonderful western read, Shavetail by Thomas Cobb.

40clfisha
Oct 20, 2011, 11:39am Top

Being a bemused land-lubber whilst reading Master and Commander. I am not sure if some it of its in English :) I mean I know what a top gallant sail is but what's a crosstree?

41jonesli
Oct 20, 2011, 11:50am Top

I'm doing that thing where I have bits and pieces of various books to finish: The Poet- excellent, even though I started reading The Narrows when I realized that it referred to the events in The Poet.

Also, Tales of Men and Ghosts which is more about men than ghosts, and Calling out for You.

42AHS-Wolfy
Oct 20, 2011, 6:02pm Top

Picked out the first in the Adamsberg books by Fred Vargas, The Chalk Circle Man. The Commissaire is quite a strange man but I'm enjoying the story so far.

43cbl_tn
Oct 23, 2011, 10:28pm Top

I'm currently reading Sleep While I Sing, a mystery set in British Columbia's Sunshie Coast, and listening to Buttons and Bones by Monica Ferris.

44VictoriaPL
Oct 24, 2011, 12:01pm Top

I'm listening to Graveminder by Melissa Marr.

45christina_reads
Oct 24, 2011, 12:01pm Top

I'm about to start The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb.

46DeltaQueen50
Oct 24, 2011, 1:40pm Top

I am enjoying Georgette Heyer's The Devil's Cub and just about to start a Halloween read, Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry.

47christina_reads
Oct 26, 2011, 4:09pm Top

About halfway through The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy by C. FitzSimons Allison, who is an Anglican (or Episcopalian?) bishop. A bit dry, but the material is interesting (if you're into early ecumenical councils).

48GingerbreadMan
Oct 27, 2011, 3:33pm Top

I'm struggling to keep up with a zillion Japanese names and a zillion lost plot threads in The harsh cry of the heron while averaging four hours of sleep per night. It goes a tad slowly...

49VictoriaPL
Oct 27, 2011, 3:36pm Top

I'm still wallowing in The Stand with about 600 pages to go. I think I can, I think I can...

50christina_reads
Oct 27, 2011, 3:37pm Top

I'm in the middle of The Priory by Dorothy Whipple -- charming!

51clfisha
Oct 28, 2011, 4:46am Top

Given up on Master and Commander because whilst it had some great promise, nothing was happening at 159 pages in and life is too short. So now I am reading fantastical middle east espionage (no honestly) Nile Shadows by Edward Whittemore.

52cbl_tn
Oct 28, 2011, 7:27am Top

I'm reading An Irish Country Village, the second book in Patrick Taylor's Irish Country series, and I'm listening to Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse. I'm a huge fan of the TV series, but this is the first book I've tried in the series.

53DeltaQueen50
Oct 28, 2011, 1:22pm Top

I'm getting so close to the finish of my 11 in 11 Challenge. I am reading Angels of Mercy by Lyn Andrews, about WW I nurses to finish out my War & The Homefront category and then I just have 1 non-fiction book to go.

54xuesheng
Oct 29, 2011, 5:23pm Top

I started on the fifth and final volume of Outlaws of the Marsh, and I am thrilled. I should be finished with it in a couple of weeks. Then, I only have four more books to read to meet my 11 in 11 challenge of 41 books. I realize that's a low number for most on this challenge, but it's great for me!

55christina_reads
Oct 29, 2011, 5:33pm Top

I'm plugging away at Machine of Death...hoping to finish before the end of the month!

56RidgewayGirl
Oct 30, 2011, 2:38pm Top

Having finished the wonderful The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, I've decided to read something completely different and so am enjoying The Affair by Lee Child.

57VictoriaPL
Oct 31, 2011, 8:19am Top

RidgewayGirl, The Affair is on my 12-12 list, so I'm looking forward to your review!

58christina_reads
Oct 31, 2011, 6:45pm Top

Am currently reading Heartless by Gail Carriger, but probably won't finish it before the end of the month!

59VictoriaPL
Oct 31, 2011, 6:51pm Top

60lkernagh
Oct 31, 2011, 9:55pm Top

Currently reading Boneshaker by Cherie Priest and know I won't finish it before end of the month.

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