It’s been another slow month for me in regards to posting here on the blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t still been reading some good books. I tackled my first non-fiction book of the year as well as my first biography (possibly ever) this past month. I also got to read the newest book by my favorite author and finish a book I really wasn’t very interested in finishing.
So, it seems that the past month was all over the map for me in regards to my reading choices. I don’t know if October will be the same way or not, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if I do the same or do something else.
Here are the books I read in September:
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Infinity Blade: Redemption by Brandon Sanderson
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- The Still by David Feintuch
I was really impressed by the two Brandon Sanderson books I read. They were quality work that I’m used to seeing from him. Steelheart was a little on the short side for my preference, but I could understand that it needed to be given how it’s being marketed as a YA novel and part of a trilogy.
Reading Fast Food Nation certainly taught me a few things about how the fast food industry came to be and where it is probably going in the future, but it also spent an awful lot of time trying to convince me that McDonalds is the devil incarnate. By the time I was finished I had learned some things but I wasn’t really compelled to stop enjoying my chicken nuggets whenever I get the hankering.
The Still was the book I really had a hard time with. The story was interesting enough but the main character Rodrigo was annoying as all get out. By the time I was halfway through the book I really didn’t want to finish. Rodrigo was just so hard to get through and the author was really hammering his bratty attitude home over and over again. The biggest problem is that The Still is the first book in a duology and the last 50 pages of the book sort of made me want to forgive the previous 600 pages and read the second book anyways. I’m really going to have to think about whether I want to read that second book and even if I do it will probably be a while before that happens.
In October I’m looking to get past Stephen King’s Under the Dome in a timely fashion so I can then get around to finishing off a couple of series that I’ve left hanging for far too long. There are also a couple of new books I’ve been hearing lots of great press about that I really want to get my hands on as well.