So here’s the thing. I didn’t finish my Fall Into Reading List. In fact, I didn’t even come close.
But let’s focus on the positive.
I did finish all six fiction books on my list. And I did read two of the books on my non-fiction list. And I read part of two other books on the non-fiction list. AND I read three additional fiction books. Well, technically, I read one and listened to the audiobook version of two others. So it’s not like I completely neglected my reading this fall.
Beginning in October, I took a photography class and it consumed enormous amounts of time and mental energy. There was lots of reading, lots of thinking, lots of practicing, lots of exhaustion. And with all of that…non-fiction reading just fell by the wayside. I’m pretty sure that if I had forced myself to slog through my entire Fall Into Reading list, I wouldn’t have gotten much out of those additional non-fiction books anyway. Not because they have little to offer (I still think they look great and plan to read them), but because I was just so preoccupied that I wouldn’t have been able to absorb very much.
That said, I thoroughly enjoyed nearly all the books I did manage to make it through this fall. Except for Zoo by James Patterson. I can’t really recommend that one at all. I particularly loved The Drowned Vault (by N.D. Wilson) and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (by Trenton Lee Stewart). I also really liked The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor (even though I usually steer clear of biographies!).
Thanks for reading along with me. I wish you many days filled with good books this winter, snuggled under a blanket or cozied up with a mug of coffee!
Don’t forget to visit the main wrap-up post to see how other participants did this fall.