We’re in the final stretch of the Reading New England challenge, and some participants have already met their goals and shared updates on their progress. However, even if you’re late to the party, you can still take part by reading just one book, or participate in our readalong in December (details to be announced soon).
As usual, I’ve so much enjoyed seeing what everybody else has been reading. Here are the reviews:
- At Penni’s Perceptions, Penni enjoyed meeting Anastasia Krupnik and looks forward to reading more about the Cambridge teen and her family.
- Kissin’ Blue Karen reviewed the terrifying-sounding Vermont superstorm novel We Are Unprepared.
- Susan was lukewarm about A Spoonful of Murder, a Vermont-set “soup lover’s mystery.”
- Chris of Wildmoo Books highlighted Tricks and Treats, a collection of spooky stories by Connecticut authors.
- Laurie of Relevant Obscurity delved into colonial Connecticut history with The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
- TJ of My Book Strings checked off three books this month: Mayflower, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and The Birds of Killingworth.
- Stephanie of Adventures of a Bibliophile enjoyed The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, her first Lovecraft — and is planning to seek out more.
- From Other Side of the Sun comes another review of “a lovely cozy mystery set in Rhode Island,” A Gilded Grave.
And some update posts:
- Lark of Lark Writes… completed the six-state challenge. Hooray!
- At Adventures of a Bibliophile, Stephanie has been keeping up with her goal of one book per month for the challenge, along with an impressive array of other challenges.
Plus other links of interest:
- A visit to the Robert Frost Farm, from Parade (I got lost when I tried to find it a couple of weeks ago, so was happy to have the virtual tour)
- As Matthew was approaching, some hurricane books (from New England and elsewhere) were suggested by Books on the Table.
8 thoughts on “Reading New England Round-up: October 2016”
Than ks for sharing all the link! I need to read The Witch of Blackbird Pond it is written about the town I currently live in.
You should – I understand the history is not entirely accurate, though, which is a pity.
I’ve acquired a selection of Lovecraft stories in the hopes I’ll get to read at least some of them before the RNE Challenge is up! Then it’ll be half of New England I’ll have covered … Isn’t 2016 flying past fast!
It is, and I haven’t read half the books I want to. We just have to do the best we can.
This sounds like so much fun! I’m sure I have New England books around here… I did read 3/4 of Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s Seasoned Timber, a novel about a headmaster, but got bored with it. I do enjoy most of her books, though.
I’d like to read some more of her books. I’ve only read Understood Betsy and The Home-Maker.
Thanks for the link, Lori. I think I saw The Country of the Pointed Firs in the library’s audiobook section, so I hope to squeeze in one more for this reading event.
Nice, that will be a good one to listen to, I think.