What are we reading in September?

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What are we reading in September?

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Sep 3, 2019, 10:50am

Happy September, everyone! Over the weekend I finally finished Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor, and I'm now breezing my way through Jenny Colgan's Meet Me at the Cupcake Café. What are you reading this month?

Sep 3, 2019, 12:26pm

I am reading The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah and about to start The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker.

Sep 3, 2019, 6:46pm

I finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng for my book club tomorrow and managed to grab Idaho by Emily Ruskovich which just won the Dublin Literary Award from the library before the wait list got too long.

Sep 3, 2019, 9:44pm

I'm diving into Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne and enjoying it so far!

Sep 4, 2019, 5:48pm

I'm declaring a couple of non-fiction books finished:

The Voices of Nîmes, by Suzannah Lipscomb: it's very good, but it's due back at the library today and I can't renew it or speed-read it.
The Disaster on Mount Slesse, by Betty O'Keefe: the story is interesting (a plane crash!), but the telling is rather flat.

Sep 5, 2019, 10:22pm

And now I'm starting Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamese. DeltaQueen50, VivienneR, we had talked about doing a shared read. You still interested?

Sep 6, 2019, 12:10am

>6 rabbitprincess: I'm still interested. My library hold should be available any day. Looking forward to it.

I'm about halfway through Atwood's Blind Assassin but haven't been able to stay with it regularly and you know what happens - I'm losing track of the story. And it seems to be a tricky book to follow at the best of times.

Sep 6, 2019, 7:41pm

>7 VivienneR: Loved Blind Assassin, so I hope you can manage to follow it!

I'm on Volume IV of What Might Have Been Volumes III and IV. The short stories in this volume seem a bit more hit or miss compared to Volume III.

Sep 9, 2019, 1:26pm

Now reading Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins, which is due back at the library soon!

Sep 9, 2019, 9:01pm

I've switched over to The Turn of the Screw and I'm very curious how it's all going to turn out!

Sep 11, 2019, 1:12pm

>6 rabbitprincess: I was getting impatient waiting for Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese at the library. I had a hold on the print version as well as the ebook, and wouldn't you know, they both arrived at the same time. I started immediately and although I'm only about 30 pages in, I'm hooked.

Sep 11, 2019, 6:28pm

>11 VivienneR: That usually happens! I am hooked as well. Definitely want to read more of his work.

Sep 12, 2019, 10:18am

I've begun Dead Man's Shoes by Leo Bruce, a mystery published in 1958. Liking it so far!

Sep 12, 2019, 6:33pm

Finished Medicine Walk -- so good! -- and am now changing pace with A Cold Death in Amsterdam, by Anja de Jager.

Sep 13, 2019, 8:25pm

Finished The Turn of the Screw, which started out with lots of promise but was a bit disappointing. Now starting The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by favorite author Haruki Murakami.

Edited: Sep 15, 2019, 2:46pm

I just picked up a copy of The Tent by Margaret Atwood. It's an odd little book of short pieces that I thought would fill those spare moments during the day.

I'm still reading Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese. As I said in #11, two versions arrived at the same time so my husband is enjoying the print edition while I am reading the ebook. It's fun to have a reading companion nearby.

Sep 15, 2019, 5:15pm

Just started one of the big fat historical novels in my 2019 Pool: Pawn in Frankincense, by Dorothy Dunnett.

Sep 15, 2019, 5:23pm

I'm currently reading Crewel Yule by Monica Ferris.

Sep 16, 2019, 12:52am

I am currently reading Dead Lovely by Helen Fitzgerald and The Jump-Off Creek by Molly Gloss. Once I get one of those finished I will move on to Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese.

Edited: Sep 16, 2019, 7:22am

I have to admit, I wasn't paying attention when I requested William Kent Kreuger' s latest, This Tender Land. I thought it was an installment in his Cork O'Connor series, so when I found out that it wasn't, I couldn't decide if I wanted to read it or not. I'm glad that I didn't return it to the library because it's a beautifully written story of four orphans, one of whom is Sioux, and their various adventures as they travel the Missouri River during the Depression Era. At a little less than half way through, I can already tell this will be one of my top reads of the year.

Edited: Sep 16, 2019, 10:45am

>20 lsh63: I heard William Kent Krueger talking about This Tender Land at the Decatur Book Festival and picked up a copy. Unfortunately, my Dad made off with it before I could start it, but I'm hoping to read it soon!

I'm currently reading a hodge podge of books, The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht (I may be the last person to read this one); Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton, which is hilarious and brilliant - it's the zombie apocalypse as narrated by a domesticated crow who swears a lot; Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout, which is every bit as good as Olive Kitteridge; and On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, which has some of the most vivid and beautiful writing I've read.

Edited: Sep 16, 2019, 5:25pm

>20 lsh63: - I'm on the wait list at the library for this. His other stand alone Ordinary Grace was my top read last year.

I'm currently reading The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation, a collection of short stories by Elizabeth Berg.

Sep 16, 2019, 7:18pm

I finished Medicine Walk which was as good as I expected. A beautiful, moving story of loyalty and healing. Highly recommended.

This was a group read with >14 rabbitprincess: and >19 DeltaQueen50:. I'm certain they enjoyed it as much as I did.

Sep 16, 2019, 10:40pm

I'm reading Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore.

Sep 22, 2019, 10:23pm

I just finished Jasper Fforde's The Woman Who Died a Lot (hitting both letters of the AlphaKIT!) and have now begun Well Met by Jen DeLuca.

Sep 23, 2019, 8:00am

I've finished The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch and am currently reading The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs.

Sep 26, 2019, 1:03pm

I've begun The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow and am liking it a lot so far!

Sep 26, 2019, 1:22pm

I am finishing off the month with The Book of Flora by Meg Elison, the third book in her 'Road to Nowhere' dystopian series, and I am really enjoying I Remember You, a ghost story by Yrsa Sigurdardottir which so far has offered plenty of chills but hasn't gone over the top to do so.

Sep 26, 2019, 1:35pm

I've finished The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs which, unfortunately, is my least favorite in the series so far.

Sep 27, 2019, 7:22am

September has not been a good reading month for me. Some challenges will go unfinished, I fear. In any event, I'm reading two books right now, both from the early 20th century: Trent's Last Case and The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight.

Sep 27, 2019, 9:35pm

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Real-World Problems, by Randall Munroe, is the perfect book for my reading needs at the moment. I was giggling to myself reading it on my break at work today.