Friday Bits: Books talk

Once again I'm going though my every-six-months "what am I even doing with my blog" phase. The past six months I decided I wasn't going to post about anything that wasn't art/work related. Buuut, that's just not me. It's all part of me and why I draw and make the things I do, so I think it's relevant! Plus when I go back and look at previous posts I like my blog more when I'm posting all kinds of stuff & those are the kinds of blogs I like to read as well.
And with that...
Four of the 6 books I read in September. By far the best of the lot (in my opinion anyway) was The Bone Clocks. After I finished it, I just kept thinking about it and loved it more and more. The plot is way to complicated to even get into, and plot isn't even why I liked it. Kill My Mother is a noir graphic novel recommended by my Dad. An excellent story with excellent artwork (and strong female characters!). It made me tense and anxious in an intentional way. If you are a Murakami fan you will like his latest book, but maybe not as much as his earlier books. Land Of Love and Drowning sounded like it was going to be great, but unfortunately it was a disappointment, it just fell completely flat for me.

As far as this coming month I've already started Cloud Atlas because I am now a firm David Mitchell fan and I want to read all of this books as soon as possible. I'd also like to read Lena Dunham's book and I'm going to be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray for book club. Other than that it depends on what holds for books I'm wait-listed for come in at the library!

Tell me what you read in September or what you're looking forward to reading!


  1. I've been curious about The Bone Clocks and I think you just sold me to put it on top of my list. This month I've read Lena's book, Delancey, Until You're Mine (which really surprised me and made me hope that BBC turns it into a series a la 'Luther') and We Were Liars.

    1. Delancey the Molly Wizenberg book right? I've been wanting to read that! Did you like it?
      You should definitely read The Bone Clocks & let me know what you think!

  2. I started The Miniaturist a few days ago and so far am enjoying it. am also reading Heather Ross's book which is great.