September 2012

Books read this month:

  1. Boneshaker. Cherie Priest.
  2. Till We Have Faces. C. S. Lewis.
  3. The Otherworld according to descriptions in medieval literature. Howard R. Patch.
  4. The King of Attolia. Megan Whalen Turner.
  5. Reaching Out. Henri J. M. Nouwen.

Best new read: Till We Have Faces
Best (only) reread: The King of Attolia
Best non-fiction: Reaching Out

I feel like I read more than five books this month, but apparently not? Hm.

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Rereading books

I recently finished rereading The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, and because it is the third in a (fantastic!) series, I will not review it, lest I give away spoilers. (Even if Megan Whalen Turner says that the first book of the series spoils this one. But I think that you can’t read the second book without having read the first, and The King of Attolia spoils the second novel, so… The first book is The Thief. Go read it.) But a book post is due nonetheless, as it is Sunday.

According to my fellow writer and friend Hanna, you can learn a lot about a person by the books they read, and you can learn everything about a person by the books they reread. I for one reread a lot of books, so I will not list them all, but here are a few books I’ve reread over the years (in no particular order):

  1. The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner *
  2. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin *
  3. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  5. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  7. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  8. Dune by Frank Herbert
  9. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  10. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  11. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  12. Sir Orfeo edited by A. J. Bliss

* these are the books that I have read annually for the past four years or so…

Supposedly this tells you all you need to know about me.