Pete’s September Reads:
Black Light Express — 4.5 out of 5 stars
The God of Small Things — Review to come
Stitches — Review to come
Pete’s September Shame:
Inda by Sherwood Smith is the only one I didn’t get around to—but I am digging into it now and loving it.
Pete’s October TBR:
I also have a fantasy-heavy month ahead of me — I suppose I’m cramming in as much fantasy as I can before diving back into the world of The Stormlight Archive in November! In addition to Inda, I’ll be reading Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, the first Discworld novel in a long time for me. I’m hoping this one will get me into the Halloween spirit. Indiana and I will be reading the much-hyped Red Rising, and I am also in the middle of Sylvia Plath’s classic, The Bell Jar. Not pictured is Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan’s new novel, which is out this Tuesday. Hopefully I can clear my currently-reading list in time for Oathbringer, because I will be giving it my undivided reading attention!
Indiana’s September Reads:
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani — 4.8 out of 5 stars
Persuasion by Jane Austen — 3.5 out of 5 stars
A Visit From the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan— 4.5 out of 5 stars
Sex and Rage by Eva Babitz — Review to come
Indiana’s September Shame:
“The Book of Esther” by Emily Barton
For some reason I couldn’t really get into this one. I think the premise is interesting and I will definitely pick it up again in the future, but it just didn’t work out for me last month.
Indiana’s October TBR:
This month seems to be fantasy-focused. I hope to read Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson by in preparation for the release of Oathbringer next month. (For non-Sanderson fans, Oathbringer is the third book in The Stormlight Archive series). Pete and I will also be diving into Red Rising by Pierce Brown. It sounds like a strong fantasy, especially for fans of The Hunger Games series. Then I’m planning to read two children’s lit books, Some Kind of Happiness by Claire LeGrand and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. Then my two fiction picks for the month are The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and What is the What by Dave Eggers. Finishing all these might be a stretch, but fall is such a perfect time for reading, I’m going to try to make the most of it.