This month was largely spent getting ready for Witch Week — and that’s also why I’m posting this a bit early, as this coming Sunday the excitement will begin. Some of the books I reviewed this month would be perfect for that event, so I hope you’ll check them out.
- Swim That Rock was an atmospheric YA adventure for the Rhode Island category of Reading New England.
- Two new memoirs, Marrow and Unearthed, took me on journeys of love, healing, and redemption.
- I didn’t feel the magic in The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike’s supernatural satire.
- More to my taste were The Evil Wizard Smallbone and Summerlong, two enchanting new fantasy novels.
Other Books Read
- Onions in the Stew by Betty MacDonald – Review to come
- The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller – Reading New England
- The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum – Nonfiction Book Club
- Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson – Reading New England
- The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
- The Wind Off the Small Isles by Mary Stewart
- Betsy and the Great World and Betsy’s Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace – Rereads
Other Features and Events
- I did two top ten lists: Top Ten Villains (that aren’t) and Top Ten Books on my Fall Review List.
- In keeping with my preoccupation of the month, my discussion post was How do you build a following for a blog event?
- My monthly round-up of Reading New England turned up some participants who have already met their goals. Two months to go!