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October 2015 Roundup


October was a so-so month for reading. Without Dewey’s Read-A-Thon, I know my stack would be a lot shorter. Out of the seven books I designated for my October TBR, I read three of them. For the month, however, I read a total of six books and I’m in the middle of reading three others. Anyway, here’s my roundup of what I read in October:

The Little Bookshop on the Seine  by Rebecca Raisin. Rating of 1 out of 5 hearts.

Tell the Story to its End by Simon P. Clark. Rating 4 out of 5 hearts.

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle. Rating 4 out of 5 hearts.

The Death Cure by James Dashner. Rating 4 out of 5 hearts.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandell. Rating 5 out of 5 hearts.

Asylum by Madeleine Roux. Rating 3 out of 5 hearts.

Overall, not too bad. By far, my most disappointing read was The Little Bookshop on the Seine. It was seriously not my cup of tea. My favorite read of the month was Station Eleven. I really enjoyed that book and even referred to it in a discussion in one of my museum classes.

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What I Read in September 2015


I had a pretty good month of reading. My favorite, by far, was The Martian by Andy Weir. My least favorite was The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. I feel bad saying that because this novel was an ARC that isn’t due out until January. It wasn’t a bad book, per se. But, I’m not sad that I don’t own a copy of this for my bookshelf. I rated it 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads. What I said there is all I’m going to say about it.

Also on my September list:

  • The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  • It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  • Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (reread)
  • Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
  • The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

I feel like I’m leaving something out, but oh well. Ten books for the month of September isn’t too shabby, especially considering the volume of reading I’ve had to read about museums for my class. I also started volunteering at a museum this month too.