Thursday, November 01, 2012

Books I read in October 2012

I should note that when I first got out of college, I would usually buy all the books that I read. I rarely went to the library. I did buy used, so that was good, but I did buy a lot of books in hardback as they were published. I also used to rack up a lot of debt!! Compared to now! I rarely purchase a hardback book that has just been published. I just cannot afford it. I use the library almost exclusively and rely on used bookstores (both brick and mortar and online)
Here are the books I read in October:

The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly (library) quite liked it, if you like Kate Atkinson or Elizabeth George modern British mysteries
Gilded Age by Claire McMillan (library) If you like Edith Wharton, this is an modernized House of Mirth
King Dork by Frank Portman (library) YA nerdy guy in junior high/high school and why he hates Catcher in the Rye --quite amusing I thought
Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers by Ellen Schultz (library) I just kept getting angrier and angrier while reading this one
Gone by Cathi Hanauer (library) A woman's husband runs off with the babysitter/midlife crisis drama
Lulu in Hollywood by Louise Brooks (library) picked up after reading The Chaperone last month
A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald -I pack these paperbacks in my suitcase for easy reading on the road
A Play of  Dux Moraud by Margaret Frazer 2nd in this series and thoroughly enjoying these!
The Innocents by Francesca Segal (library) another modernization of Edith Wharton--this time Age of Innocence--I liked Gilded Age better and the original age of innocence better
Guest of Honor: Booker T Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and the White House Dinner that Shocked a Nation by Deborah Davis (library) very interesting!!
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George (library) George tries her hand at a YA novel set in the PNW, I enjoyed it and hope for more!
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult (library) Picoult also doing a YA novel with her daughter, okay
You are the Love of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve (library) depressing
A Play of Knaves by Margaret Frazer -just fun and easy paperbacks to read
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian (library) super spooky ghost story
We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren (library) Picked up after reading the Chaperone last month
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton-- reread because of reading The Gilded Age earlier this month
The Quick Red Fox by John D MacDonald--reading these in order of publication
The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams (library) a Jack the Ripper-ish story
Double Image by Helen MacInnes (library) So I read this article about the best sellers from 1966 compared to today and this was one of the Best Sellers of 1966 (the 1960's books got often better reviews than the modern books when compared!!)

20 books read this month
Abandoned books: The Queens Lover by Francine du Plessix Gray --just did not grab me and was due at library, so I returned it without finishing it

1 comment:

geckospot said...

Good heavens, 20 books in a month?!? Good for you! I'm on my 16th book for the year and periodicals don't count. Have to check out some of your titles though. The YA are usually quick, fun reads.