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It was ridiculous of me to think that I was going to go until November without talking about books once, and yet for some reason I thought I could…but I found it quite refreshing and it took a way a lot of the stress from having to pick my next book when I created my little summer reading list. And so, I decided to do it again for the next couple of months.
I am currently halfway through Book 38 (Brideshead) which means that I am now 12 and a half books away from the end of this reading challenge, which is crazy to think of. At the beginning of the year there was no way I thought that it would be possible to basically read a book a week. But I am currently tracking at being 3 books ahead of schedule and I had a mostly productive summer in terms of reading.
As I’ve previously said, I typically average at about a book week as long as that book is under 400 or so pages. Most of the books that I have left to read are at that length or longer and 3 of them are not transportable so I have no clue at what point I am going to read them. Weekends, I guess. I’ll cross that bridge later. Due to the fact that all the books I have left are kind of heavy in terms of length and for that reason, even though there are 8 and a bit weeks throughout September and October I am only going to schedule 6 books for this period of time.
Which will (hopefully) put me at book 45 and then leave me with the final 6 books to read for the final two months of the year, including the 3 tomes…
But my reading list for the next two months is (after I’ve finished Brideshead):
1) Anasi Boys – Neil Gaiman
I have been away from Neil Gaiman for too long and I have 4 books left of his to read and I’m gonna start with this one because I am also itching to get back to something that dabbles in the American Gods world. So I’m gonna get on that over the next few weeks.
2) Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs
I have never read anything in this world, I don’t know if this is going to be a good thing for not. I guess I will find out when I start reading.
3) Grimm’s Fairytales – The Brothers Grimm
These are all short stories, which will come in handy because it means that in theory I can just blitz a story at a time and get built in breaks. I love it when I don’t necessarily have to stop reading mid page, which I experience a lot.
4) Florence Grace – Tracy Rees
I did not read this over the last two months, I couldn’t get on board with it. So obviously I have to carry it over. It’s not the type of book that I thought it would be and it threw me and now I need to give it another shot. I know what I’m getting into this time, so hopefully it will be a bit easier.
5) Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – Oscar Wilde
This book is so short. It should be a great quick read that will get me one step closer to my goal.
6) The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman
There are 4 books left by him on this list. Out of 12. Of course he was going to show up twice. I’ve just remembered the target demographic for this book as well as the fact that it is illustrated which means that it also might be quite a quick read and I could therefore (in theory) entertain the idea of also reading Odd and the Frost Giants…
And those are my next reads. Like I said, I quite like having a lis of a list just so that I don’t add to the stress of having so many books to read and no idea how to choose my next book that I just shut down and end up falling into a slump.
I won’t need to do another one of these because come November time the only books that will still be on my reading list will be the ones that I haven’t read yet. But yeah, that’s my autumn in reading.
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