September 13, 2022

September '22 GR Update

It's been just about 2 weeks since my last GR Update, which seems like a good time to do another one. We will all be better off at the end of the month if I go ahead and do another one now.

The Optimist's Daughter

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty - I put this on my TBR to fulfill a Read Harder prompt, so I also added it to my Goodreads List.

Transient Desires

Transient Desires by Donna Leon - Of course I added the 30th instalment in the series. I already had the 31st, so I don't know how I missed this one.


Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry - I have a feeling I may be coming into my Greek myths era. Also, Stephen Fry.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating for the Time Poor: The Ultimate Guide to Save Time and Money by Lisa Kathleen Daly - I'm not so much "time poor" as "energy poor", so hopefully that amounts to the same thing.


The Getaway by Lamar Giles - I love Giles' books. This one is a thriller about a kid who lives and works at a resort island. When the apocalypse appears to be descending, the resort owners start selling condos to rich people and the staff on the island are expected to be their servants. Except Jay and his crew are going to find out what's really going on.

Literary Theory

Literary Thory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan D. Culler - I found this series of "A Very Short Introduction" books and added a couple to add to my list.


Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Tanner - I wrote my senior research paper in high school on Nietzsche. That was 30 years ago, and now I remember nothing. I don't want to go in-depth, so a "Very Short Inroduction" seems ideal. How short? 113 pages.

Kingdom of the Wickd

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco - I have always loved the covers of her books, but I didn't really want to start with the first one in the series because it was about Jack the Ripper. Then I found out this is a whole different series, so I'll try it.

Weight of Blood

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson - Jackson is an amazing author. This is a retelling of Stephen King's Carrie. The spin is that it is about a biracial girl in Georgia who has always passed as white to please her very white father. Her school decides to do something new and different by having an integrated prom and well... if you know Carrie, you know how this will probably go.

Ok, that's only 9 books, but that's 9 books I won't have to list at the end of the month. Woot!