Words were read in September and as a result, I'm slowly inching towards that 40-book goal.
I finished three books in September and 748 pages. Not bad. But it could have been better, especially since according to my records there were 11 days this month when I did not have a book in progress. Eleven days. That's like a third of the month. That could have been a whole extra book. Or two.
I still finished three books and a bunch of pages. That brings the yearly total to 25 books and 8,828 pages. If I want to accomplish that goal of 40 books by December 31, I need to finish 15 more in three months. Five books a month. Is it doable? Hmmm. We'll see.
Anyway. What'd I read in September? Honestly it was a bunch of fluff. But I needed fluff. Take a look:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty
Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
The Alchemist was the only book I read this month that wasn't in the fluff category. It wasn't bad. I guess I'd recommend it.
And in a matter of moments I'm going to settle in and start a new book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan, later tonight. I admit, I probably wouldn't have picked this up before, but it's the selection for the University of Wisconsin's common reading program, Go Big Read. It's like a book club for my (former) university. But I've read Pollan before. I had to read The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World for a class back in college and it was kind of enjoyable. So I figured I'd see what his newest one has to say. I'll let you know what I think.