November 15, 2022

November '22 Wrap Up Pt. 1

I've read 5 books, so I am going to go ahead and wrap them up now. I don't expect I'll get through the other 7 books on my list before the end of November, but I'll do what I can.

How to Think

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs - I don't think I really learned how to think any better, but I enjoyed Jacobs' ranting.

Dickens and Prince

Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius by Nick Hornby - It would never have occurred to me to think about Charles Dickens and Prince in the same thought, but it did to Nick Hornby and I was happy to be along for the ride.

Reading Jane

Reading Jane Austen by Jenny Davidson - This one didn't say anything ground-breaking, but I always like to read about ole Jane.

Dear Fahrenheit 451

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence - I hate that I put this off for so long because I enjoyed every bit of it. As a librarian who has to weed books, I understand her torn feelings when a book is great, but it's also worn out. She also writes letters to the books on her private shelves. I grinned all the way through this.

Secret History

The Secret History by Donna Tartt - I started this in September as a re-read. Then I found a group online that was reading it together, so I stopped reading until they caught up. I think it really improved the reading experience by having a group to discuss it with. I read the book about a million years ago, but I didn't remember anything about it. It was a whole journey. I also raised my star rating this time.

So the books I have on my list for the rest of the month are increasingly longer and longer. I don't know how many of those will get read. I haven't decided what will happen to books I don't start. Do they carry over into the next month or just go back on the shelf? What do you think?