September & October 2015 Book Report

November 6, 2015 | 4 comments


THE SHORT VERSION: 15 books // 5643 pages

As in July and August, I didn’t quite read as much as usual during September and October. (I was too busy writing my PhD dissertation and defending.) I did manage to read 15 books by 14 different authors (7 of the books were read after my defense mid-October). 6 of the books were audiobooks and 3 of them were rereads.



Best of these two months were Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach, and One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern.

Ready Player One is set in year 2044 and follows teenager Wade Watts who spends most of his time in the virtual utopia the OASIS. This is pretty far outside my comfort zone (of mysteries and romance), but I loved it. It has lots of great characters and the plot is mesmerizing and full of twist and turns. It also have lots of 80s popculture references which I love.

Fortune’s Pawn is another book I would normally not have chosen to read, but Rory recommended it and I always trust her. It is about a female mercenary and set in space. It’s all kinds of awesome. I couldn’t put it down and immediately ordered the other two books in the trilogy from the library.

One Hundred Names is about a journalist who inherits a list of 100 names from her mentor and tries to figure out what the story connecting the people is. It’s funny and sad and captivating. And the writing is lovely.


I finished two more books for the Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge. So far, I have read 37 of the 52 books.


I finished the last 2 of the Narnia books for the Classics Challenge.


I only bought 2 books over the last two months, and only got 9 books from the library.

How’s your reading year going so far?