Last month I finished my Goodreads Reading Challenge for the year, by reading 20 books! Ever since I’ve been living together with Bren I’ve been reading a whole lot more than I used to and now that we’re running The Bookdragon’s Nook together, I end up writing quite a bit of content for our book blog too. And as you all know, a blog requires content to stay relevant. I may have read 20 books now, I’ll not stop reading for the rest of the year to play video games, although that did sound enticing. 😛
As you can see, I even got to 21 now and this month, I think I’ll manage to finish three more 🙂 With the weather outside being so dreary it’s a great idea to just plant your butt on the couch with a warm cup of tea and read! So, what am I reading in October?
Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliance — Timothy Zahn
The first book of the new Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn was a very promising start and I loved it to bits. In this second novel Thrawn is sent on a mission with none other than Darth Vader. The story takes place in two separate times, during the Clone Wars era and during the Galactic Empire era. In both of these eras we follow Thrawn as he ventures to the planet of Batuu. I’m already close to halfway done and so far, it’s been great seeing him work together with Anakin and Darth Vader. The fact that it’s actually the same person, but Thrawn is unaware of this, makes it so much more intriguing to read! My review should follow somewhere this week, hopefully 🙂
The Book of Sith
This will be the third book in this series I will be reading. The ones I read before were “The Bounty Hunter Code” and “The Jedi Path”, both of which were fun reads, but at times a bit dry. I’m really looking forward to reading this one in particular, because I love everything Dark Side in Star Wars and reading more about the Sith and the Dark Side of the Force will hopefully increase what knowledge I have of this particular part of Star Wars lore. The book looks great and the pages are ragged on the sides and have different styles, giving it the feeling that it’s just a bunch of writings that were bound together to form this book.
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World — Haemin Sunim
I’m reading the Dutch version of this book. I read the other book by Haemin Sunim earlier this year and it was one of those rare reads you pick up at the right time, at the right place. Buddhist monk wisdom can be great to read from time to time and I really do think that we live in a world that can be too busy and overwhelming for us. In many ways Humans haven’t evolved fast enough to deal with today’s fast moving, 24/7 connectivity, multimedia driven madness. I take my rest very serious and we have even adopted “phone free” times, so we can enjoy the moment, instead of being constantly bothered by notifications on our phones. This book covers a lot of different ground and I have already found some quotes that I will definitely share with you in my review!
Well, that sums up my reading plans for October! Are you going to read a lot too, during this rainy month? Please let me know in the comments!