Friday Bits: Books Read in October
I only read 4 books in October, which is probably my my average. Of course I had to read another David Mitchell book, or two actually, Number 9 Dream and Cloud Atlas (probably is most famous?). Anyway I loved them both, of course. One thing I really appreciate about David Mitchell's writing is how he can switch from being deeply moving to being pretty funny so seamlessly, without losing any depth. Eleanor & Park was something I picked up without knowing anything about it, only that a lot of people seemed to be reading it. I enjoyed it but by the middle the constant teenage over reacting to everything got a bit tiresome. I didn't find the end as devastating as some people seemed to, I actually thought it was a perfect way to end it. The Picture of Dorian Gray was what we read in my book club. The writing is witty and snappy, it was completely enjoyable to read, but the story left me feeling a sense of despair and emptiness, which I think was completely the point! I wasn't totally in the mood for it though, which I think made reading it slightly more of a chore than it normally would have been.
Did you read anything good in October?