I didn't read a lot after last month's binge.
What I DID do was work on my online class like crazy. I also rediscovered my love of magazines (which is good because I currently subscribe to 9 of them and hadn't picked one up since Dorothy was born) and HGTV.
I went on an iTunes binge at the beginning of the month and then realized I spent $50 in like 3 days, but I didn't want to go back to judging books by their covers at the library, so I took refuge in glossy pages and crap TV.
Still, the 8 books I read this month were generally pretty darn okay with the top 3 being excellentish. (What an awkward sentence-- you would think I would spend my energy editing it, but instead I'll just comment on in and let it go.)
8. The Spoiler by Annalena McAffee: Meh. I don't really care about the plight of print journalism, but if I did, I would SO be into this metaphor/plot.
7. Inside by Alix Ohlin: This book jumped around from character to character-- usually I dig this device, but this time, I felt like it was hiding a lack of character and plot development.
6. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan: Some funny stuff here. Also some not funny stuff. Also also, this guy has 5 damn kids.
5. He's Gone by Deb Caletti: I bought this book because a random Barnes and Noble email said I should, and it was GREAT. Good plot, intriguing characters, quick pace-- a good light read.
4. Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger: Really badly written and kind of a transparent plot, but I was so happy to see all the characters, and I can't WAIT for the movie which I totally saw in my head the whole time.
3. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout: If you liked Olive Kitteridge, you will like this, too-- grim and lovely.
2. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver: I love her books, and this one is no exception. If you haven't read it, you really should. and then email me so we can bitch about the end.
1. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki: GENIUS! Beautiful! Engrossing! Read this book as soon as you can.