Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Reading List

While trying to think of what to post for today I realized that I had no idea what exactly I was going to be reading this month. I'm in the process of researching a book, trying to catch up on some of the challenges I'm involved in, and hoping to get through some of the books that have been sitting on my shelf waiting impatiently to be read (including a boat-load of library books). It's also, of course, October, which means Halloween will be upon us at the end of the month. With all of this in mind, I've decided that this is my (tentative, as always) reading list for the month:

-Necropolis: London and Its Dead by Catharine Arnold
-Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen
-The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things by Barry Glassner
-The Future of Liberalism by Alan Wolfe

-Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan 
-Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
-Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn
-Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
-Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
-House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
-Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
-The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

I also have two books (one a novel, the other a true account of one man's 9/11 experience) that are still waiting for me to read and review. I need to apologize to both authors because they've been waiting for me to do so but they're PDF files so I can't read them until I can download them onto my computer...for which I need to have internet. I really, seriously will read them. This month if I can. If not, then November. I swear.

As always, this list is subject to change. I may read more, I may read less. We'll see how it goes.

Also, if anyone has any good horror/spooky/Halloween-y books that they want to recommend I'm always open to suggestions and might even do a horror challenge next Halloween. It's not a genre I read very often, so I have no idea what kinds of books are out there other than the heavyweights like Stephen King.



  1. Haha, I have no idea what horror books are out there except Stephen King either, but he does the job pretty well! Also, I really liked Everything is Illuminated so looking forward to hearing your take on it

  2. If you haven't yet, you must, must, must read John Adjvide Lindqvist's 'Let The Right One In'. It isn't really a scary book, but it's a unique and incredibly touching look at vampires which makes you almost forget the damage Twilight did! Also, while I'm mentioning vampires give the graphic novel '30 Days of Night' a go as well. it's pretty great!

    Glad to have you back and posting btw!

  3. Laura: I'm looking forward to reading the book and I'll be watching the movie as well (for a challenge) so you'll get two Everything Is Illuminated posts. :)

    Kayleigh: I've heard great things about both books. I'll have to add them to my TBR list.