The OF Blog: October 2014 Reads

Saturday, November 01, 2014

October 2014 Reads

Relatively slow reading month, with only 20 books finished.  Just slightly off the pace in a few of the year goals, but I anticipate catching up with most, if not all, of them in November.

280  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion (re-read; already reviewed)

281  J.R.R. Tolkien, El Silmarillion (Spanish; already reviewed)

282  J.R.R. Tolkien, Silmarilion (Serbian; already reviewed)

283  Victor Hugo, Les Misérables I (French; review in near future)

284  Antoine Volodine, Terminus radieux (French; already reviewed)

285  Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (already reviewed)

286  Patrick Modiano, Rue des boutiques obscures (French; very good)

287  Véronique Bizot, Âme qui vive (French; review forthcoming)

288  J.R.R. Tolkien, La comunidad del anillo (Spanish; already reviewed)

289  J.R.R. Tolkien, Družina prstena (Serbo-Croatian; already reviewed)

290  Jeff VanderMeer, Anihilare (Romanian; already reviewed)

291  Victor Hugo, Les Misérables II (French; review forthcoming)

292  José Saramago, Cadernos de Lanzarote IV (Portuguese; re-read; non-fiction; very good)

293  Fernando Pessoa, Quadras (Portuguese; re-read; poetry; very good)

294  David Cronenberg, Consumed (review forthcoming)

295  Fábio Fernandes and Romeu Martins (eds.), Vaporpunk:  novos documentos de una pitoresca época steampunk (Portuguese; anthology; review forthcoming)

296  Antonya Nelson,  Funny Once (short story collection; review forthcoming)

297  Jenny Erpenbeck, The End of Days (already reviewed)

298  Michael Faber, The Book of Strange New Things (review forthcoming)

299  Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem (review forthcoming)

Updated Yearly Goals:

Spanish:  46/50 (ahead of goal by 4; 2 read this month)

Portuguese:  29/50 (behind pace by 13; 3 read this month)

French:  41/50 (behind pace by 1; 5 read this month)

Italian:  34/50 (behind pace by 8; 0 read this month)

Women writers:  108/299 (ahead of 35% goal by 1.1%; 4 read this month)

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