I had a really good reading month though I didn't get to everything from August's Nightstand. A sick day and a few nights of sleep escaping me really helped in getting through quite a few books. I also found two new (to me) series that have been hard to put down (probably attributed to those sleepless nights) plus getting back into the routine of school has made me more mindful of going to bed a little bit earlier which results in extra time to read.
I am not too sure what October holds. I do have a woman's conference to attend so I know the reading will be light that week. Other than that I am hoping to dig into quite a few books.
From August's Nightstand I read:
- What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: And Two Other Short Guides to Achieving More at Work and at Home by Laura Vanderkam - This has 3 guides in one book and I was just going to read the first one, but ended up reading all three. I can't say I received any insight, but I did add her other book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think to my TBR list.
- A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford Mysteries) by Charles Todd - I have read a lot of great reviews about this series and have to admit that I wasn't disappointed in the least. This book help my attention from beginning to end and I think I even had to peak at the ending I couldn't stand the suspense. (I know--I'm a wimp.)
- Invading the Privacy of God by Cecil Murphy
- The Four Graces by D.E. Stevenson - This book would have been read, but I discovered after putting it on my list that it had 5 holds on it at the library. 5 HOLDS! Goodness, I hope it turns out to be a great book after waiting this long for it. Since I'm still #4 in line I probably won't see the book until the end of October or November.
- Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day by Ann B. Ross - Etta Mae Wiggins is a character from the Miss Julia books by Ann B. Ross. I didn't realize that this book was basically a story about Etta-Mae. Personally I enjoy Etta Mae as a minor character in the Miss Julia books, rather than by herself.
- An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd - Second Bess Crawford book. Just as good as the first.
- Uneasy Money by P.G. Wodehouse - A little humor in the middle of all mysteries I've been reading. I can't say this is Wodehouse's finest work, but still enjoyable. I love reading his descriptions of people.
- Lady Emily Mysteries: And Only to Deceive , A Poisoned Season , and A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander - I found this series quite by accident. I was pricing books where I worked and came across the first two books. Set in London during the late Victorian period, and since I enjoy stories set during that time I decided to give them a try. I was hooked right away when Lady Emily becomes interested in her late husband's interest in antiquities, which sets her on a journey of educating herself in Greek. The author does portray Lady Emily as a very strong female character, but does try to keep it in check with the times she lived in, something that I appreciated.
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie - Still working my way through Poirot. Funny thing, now I have to guard my Poirot audios. My kids take them from me so they can listen to them!
See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.