October Reading Log

Goodness, my reading was prolific this month! Best understood chronologically, from the bottom up.

Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta

The Baker's Daughter, by D.E. Stevenson
Sweet, but not quite as good as I'd remembered it.

Fat Cat, by Robin Brande
Reviewed here.

Pollyanna, by Eleanor Porter
Very nice; if you like the film, you'll enjoy the story.

Thrones, Dominations, by Dorothy Sayers & Jill Paton Walsh
Excellent Whimsey fare.

First Boy, by Gary Schmidt
An under-the-radar Schmidt. Perhaps rightly so, not as amazing as his other works.

A Brief History of Montmaray, by Michelle Cooper
Reviewed here.

Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace
Reviewed here.

A Fatal Waltz, by Tasha Alexander

A Poisoned Season, by Tasha Alexander
Love this series.

Relativism: Feet Planted Firmly in Mid-Air, by Francis Beckwith & Gregory Koukl
Excellent and challenging and stimulating.

Wise Blood, by Flannery O'Connor
Astonishing prose and dialect and ... I have no idea what it means.

The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
Wow. Excellent.

Tristan and Iseult, by Rosemary Sutcliff
Tragic ... lovely storytelling prose. "The love between Tristan and Iseult would not let them be, dragging at them as the moon draws the tides to follow after it, until at last, whether they would or no, they came together again."

And Only to Deceive, by Tasha Alexander
Quite delightful. Less brazen than Lady Julia, just as intriguing.

Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
The woman sings her prose. Yes, the bit where Sara Louise falls in love with the Captain's hands still willied me, even though I'm not twelve any more, but I was able to appreciate the story this time. How does Paterson know me? Thinking her mother has thrown herself away by staying on the island, and then slowly, seeing and understanding when she goes away to the Appalachians... Brilliance.

Hebrews, James, I Peter, II Peter KJ Bible

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