September reading round-up

A young girl reading, by M Anchor (c. 1890)
A young girl reading, by M Anchor (c. 1890)

We have had a lovely, if busy, September. We started the month on holiday, which is a pretty good start to anything! I didn’t get much reading done there, but when I came home I started whizzing through books. I still haven’t posted about the second half of our holiday because I haven’t finished going through my photos still, but I’ll get there eventually. I think my next free evening is in about a fortnight…

What I did find time for this month was a giveaway of a new popular-science book called Sensation: the New Science of Physical Intelligence by Thalma Lobel, which you can still enter until midnight tomorrow. It’s a really interesting look at a new area of psychology, though I have a few caveats.

And finally, tomorrow sees the release of the For Books’ Sake poetry collection Furies, which should be a fantastic read as well as raising money for the charity Rape Crisis England & Wales. Check it out.

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (My review)

The Quiet War by Paul McAuley

Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (My review)

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (My review)

Sensation: the New Science of Physical Intelligence by Thalma Lobel (My review)

Improper Stories by Saki

Short stories
“The assassination of Margaret Thatcher – August 6th 1983” by Hilary Mantel (available online)

“In dreams begin responsibilities” by Delmore Shwartz (Selected Shorts podcast)

“The lover of horses” by Tess Gallagher (Selected Shorts podcast)


Here’s to a wonderful October all round.

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