It is all mostly over, for now, but this is what many people's neighborhoods all over California looked like last week as well as earlier in the month. I was blessed to have no fires within view of my home but after three years in a row, we are coming to awareness that life has changed.
Today it looks more like this:
Despite all my drama I managed to meet my books read goal for the month. A mix of difficult and/or long reads, shorter smooth reads, and another 5 picture books to complete my 1990s Caldecott award winners study and I sailed into November feeling accomplished, smarter and entertained.
Stats: 14 books read. 13 fiction. 10 written by women. 2 mystery/thriller. 2 speculative/fantasy. 3 historical fiction. 2 myth-based. 2 for my Big Fat Reading Project. 1 biographical. 5 picture books.
Countries where I went: United States, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Scotland, France.
Authors new to me: Alix E Harrow, E M Forster, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Dorothy Dunnett
Favorites: The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Golem, The Nickel Boys
Least favorite: Black and White
How was your reading in October? Have you read any of these? What were your favorites?