Things are not as bad as the picture above suggests. I did read an additional 2 library books (already returned), an e-book and an audio book. Making 7 in all.
In general October was a month influenced by literary events.
Firstly, I followed up my attendance at Bloody Scotland 2019 with reviews of Craig Russell’s The Devil Aspect and the McIlvanney Award winning and my book of the month, Manda Scott’s A Treachery of Spies. As I was searching the library catalogue, I discovered Jo Baker’s metafictional crime novel, The Body Lies, which had to be read and reviewed there and then!
Moving on the #1930club and I read two books: the perennial favourite E M Delafield’s Diary of A Provincial Lady (which I found rather yawnsworthy) and High Wages by Lancashire lass, Dorothy Whipple (which was more up my street in more ways than one. 😉)
Finally I got round to sharing my thoughts on Tim Winton’s EIBF event back in August and the audio books I’ve been listening to since. I confess, I have been keeping him all to myself ….
I also visited the new Toppings bookshop in Edinburgh. 70,000 books in stock and I came away with just 3. How’s that for control? More on that over on Instagram.
With thoughts inevitably turning to German Literature Month, I attempted to make a reading list using The Translated Literature Tag. I can’t even guess at how many of those I will actually read. Particularly as this morning I started something that didn’t feature. Which one? All to be revealed in November.