What I Read in September

It's been a rough year. Since April, when we decided to buy the house, things have kind of been all over the place. I think, I hope, that things are more orderly now. I hope so. I can't handle much more things hitting the fan.

But in September things did, mostly, slow down. And I read. I read more in September than I had in months. It felt great.

But I was really bad at blogging what I read. I started updating Goodreads after I downloaded the app to my iPhone. I'm not putting reviews on there but actually tracking what I read. It takes me two seconds to update on my phone and then later I go back and add it to my spreadsheet. (I'm not giving up my spreadsheet. I love my spreadsheet. Plus I use it to track things that I don't want to track in Goodreads for my end of the year "this is what the library saved me" post.)

I read 11 books in September. I think that's the most books I've read in a month all year. What did I read?

  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

  • A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer

  • The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne

  • Kisses on a Postcard by Terence Frisby

  • The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

  • Knit the Seasons by Kate Jacobs

  • Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci

  • The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway

  • Risotto with Nettles by Anna Del Conte

  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

  • The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway


A good reading month. I'm hoping that this month will be equally good. I have a lot going on this month. I'm heading to San Francisco later this week for BlogHer Food. At the end of the month I'm heading to Toronto for Blissdom Canada. I will have a whole weekend to myself as the fake husband is going away for a golf weekend. But then we also have a few other things going on this month - a friend visiting the city from out of town (for business but we're going to be able to spend an evening with him at least) and we've got tickets to the ballet. It's going to be a busy, busy month. Have you ever noticed that October always seems to be busy?