October has been a quiet month in terms of reading – both in terms of quantity and quality. Two weeks of holiday (including a trip to Paris and a week of house-guests) have left their mark. Incidentally, I’ve noticed that a day without reading feels really empty and unsatisfactory, no matter how busy I was with other things.
It has also been a month with fewer reviews – or perhaps I am just settling into my new reading principles. I have completed my reading challenge of 150 books this year and am now reading more for pleasure and allowing myself the freedom of NOT reviewing books unless I feel strongly about them.
3 books in French:
Grégoire Delacourt: On ne voyait que le bonheur
Joseph Incardona: 220 Volts – a post on this author and some other French male authors will follow shortly
Daniel Pennac: La Feé Carabine
I exceeded my self-imposed target of one book in French per month, and I enjoyed all three of them. In fact, they were probably my joint best reads of the month
1 translation from Finnish:
Kati Hiekkapelto: The Hummingbird
All of the remaining books were good reads, enjoyable to pass a few hours, but nothing really stood out for me.
3 crime novels set in the UK:
Rachel Abbott: Sleep Tight
James Runcie: Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night – upon which the Grantchester series on British TV is based
Kate Rhodes: Crossbones Yard – discussed at our Crime Book Club
1 book set in Peru:
Natalia Sylvester: Chasing the Sun