Saturday, 29 September 2012

September 2012 Wrap-Up

Compared to previous months, it may look as if I achieved very little in September.  However, appearances can be very deceiving - when you spend more than half the month on one book, you're happy to get anything else read at all...

Total Books Read: 6

Year-to-Date: 87

New: 6
Rereads: 0

From the Shelves: 1
Review Copies: 4
From the Library: 0
On the Kindle: 1

Novels: 4
Novellas: 0
Short Stories: 1
Non-Fiction: 1

Non-English Language: 5 (2 Icelandic, Swedish, Japanese, French)
In Original Language: 1 (French)

Murakami Challenge: 0 (0/3)
Aussie Author Challenge: 1 (6/12)
Australian Women Writers Challenge: 0 (5/10)
Japanese Literature Challenge 6: 1 (4/1) 

Books read in September were:

Tony's Turkey for September is: nothing

A very even month, with nothing deserving to be put aside for Christmas.

Tony's Recommendation for September is:

- Marcel Proust's À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs

The down-side to a very even month is that it's difficult to pick a winner.  While all six of September's offerings were entertaining and thought-provoking, only one kept me entertained for sixteen of the month's thirty days.  At times, reading Proust can be like watching paint dry, but it's worth it - mostly...

And the outlook for October?  Well, recently I have deliberately tried to abstain from begging for more review copies as I want to keep the next couple of months as clear as possible.  The main reason for that, of course, is that November is German Literature Month (organised by Lizzy and Caroline) - and I'll be getting ready for it from the middle of October.  Expect a lot of Teutonic reviews over the next couple of months :)