Reading Wrap-Up: September 2015

I had an okay, though not terribly prolific, reading month.  I was busy with work and family stuff so I’m quite happy with how much I read. I completed six books and enjoyed most of them.

Without further ado, here are the books I’ve read (with a link to the review I wrote..if there is one)

Lila by Marilynne Robinson (3.5 stars) – I started this late August and finished on Sept 3., 2015.  I don’t know what to say about this book except that I enjoyed it more than I expected.  I’m starting to understand why Marilynne Robinson is such a beloved author.

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald (2 stars) – I did not like this memoir at all. I gave it two stars because the author is clearly skilled as a writer but everything else about this book was a turn-off.

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy (2.5 stars) – I liked it but didn’t like it a great deal.  There were some characters I cared a lot about and others I didn’t.  The ending was awful.

https://malireads.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/review-of-sleeping-on-jupiter/

The Virgin’s Spy by Laura Anderson (3-3.5 stars) – this was a guilty pleasure read. I usually rate guilty pleasure reads higher than literary because my expectations are lower and all I want from them is entertainment.  If I’m entertained, it gets a high score.

https://malireads.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/review-of-the-virgins-spy-by-laura-anderson/

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (4.5 stars) – beautifully written short story collection.  I do not recommend listening to it on audiobook though – it’s bad.

https://malireads.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/review-of-interpreter-of-maladies-by-jhumpa-lahiri/

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (4 stars) – I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

https://malireads.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/review-of-did-you-ever-have-a-family-by-bill-clegg/

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11 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up: September 2015

  1. Love all Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing– his immigrant stories are so insightful and open. And I loved Lila, maybe because Home is one of my favorite books ever and Gilead is so intertwined. They all three belong together. Fun to find your blog!

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  2. Hey Mali. Thanks for the like on my blog. I hope you’ll follow along and that you’ll enjoy more of my posts. It’s always a pleasure to meet new bloggers. I’ll be following u also.

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      1. Thanks! I look forward to corresponding with you and sharing more pics. I’ve been to Toronto twice and love it there too. I have family there and have often toyed with the idea of moving there. Great to meet you and share our experiences.

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  3. Hi! H is for Hawk. I wanted to like this so much and was really looking forward to it. And like you, I felt it was well-written, but the narrative was all over the place, so hard to follow.

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