This is a month where I’ve been reading a lot of big nonfiction books in little chunks at a time so I haven’t finished any of them.  

Here’s what I did finish.


The books were:

  • 3 nonfiction
  •  2 audio books
  • Set in England, Spain, and the U.S.

The authors were:

  • 7 unique white women, 1 African-American man, 1 African-American woman, and 1 Spanish man

Which ones would I totally recommend?

What books have I been nibbling at?

Jefferson’s Daughters was an audiobook that got auto-returned to the library on me.  Caesar’s Footprints and Avignon are background for an upcoming trip.  Fear is just … about Trump…. so it can only be handled in small doses.  One Man and a Mule is so me but I put it down and forgot about it until the husband picked it up and now I have to share.  

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

Costa del Churros is written by a British person who has lived in Spain for a long time so it counts but I’m reserving the right to replace it with something by a Spanish person.  We Fed An Island is written by a Spanish person but doesn’t take place in Spain.  




10 Replies to “September 2018 Wrap Up”

  1. I want to read We Fed an Island. This sounds amazing. I have also started reading more nonfiction books this year as they are told in an entertaining way too that keeps my interest.

  2. That’s a varied selection of books! I didn’t know about the Reading All Around the World challenge, but it’s a great idea. Also, I think the cover actors for romance novels must have a blast with the costuming and the positions, they’re always fun.
    Ugh, Jose Andrés. I remember catching a few of his cooking shows on tv, he was super-messy.

  3. I like that you read so many nonfiction books. I always procrastinate reading them, and then I love them and wonder why I procrastinated. I’m #101 on the waitlist for Fear, so it’ll be a while before I get that one. The Puerto Rico book looks interesting. I’ll have to look that one up. Have a great October!

    1. I love reading nonfiction. Every fall I find myself reading a larger percentage of nonfiction than fiction. That must be the season for it for me.

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