September 20, 2018

September reading list

Glow-in-the-dark Mothman pin by Maiden Voyage Clothing

Not read yet:
Driving blind by Ray Bradbury. 
One of my top 5 favorite authors so it's always a treat to find a book I haven't read yet. Collection of short stories.
Mysterious creatures 
Cheap book part of an Atlas anthology. Yeah, OK, not quality work...but it has Mothman on the cover (in case you don't know the Mothman, check my post here). It has no Mothman stories inside though...so seriously disappointed here.

Partly read:
Brain and meditation by Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer. Not light reading but it sounds very interesting. Really interesting but it takes lots of concentration to read...so I won't finish it right away.
Miss Seeton by Hampton Charles. 
I hated this one. Supposedly a sort of comedy detective story. Not sure why that series is so popular in the UK. Couldn't get past page 40. 
The smiling man by Henning Mankell.
Reading it right now. Really good. Great characters. Great story. Great writing (even translated). You may be familiar with the TV show Wallander with Kenneth Brannagh. The show is great too. Not very cheerful though.

Read:
Ponyo storybook based on the Miyazaki movie (one of my all time favorites).
Loved it, I discovered all sort of little details I had never noticed.
The art of  My Neighbour Totoro. Making of the movie. 
Wonderful if you're interested in traditional animation.
Man of two tribes
by Arthur Upfield.
This one was really interesting. I picked it because the  main character is part aborigen and the detective story is set in a desert of Australia. I enjoyed this one a lot, mainly because of the desert description and fun(if somewhat caricatural) characters. It was written in the 50's so beware of some not subtle chauvinism ;)


Have you read anything good lately? I am always on the lookout for new stuff to read.

3 comments:

Tina Lindholm Kanerva said...

So you read multiple books at the same time ... interesting. Me, I don't have the time to read unless I am on holiday or at the summer house. But trying to finish one right now when going to and from the day job.
I mostly read detective stories, but actually never read Mankell, maybe I should have since I'm swedish. :)

Star of the East said...

Always happy to see that there are still readers like me :D

Stephanie Kilgast said...

Ponyo! Ponyo! lalalaala! :D
Cool reading list! Good to see I'm not the only nutcase reading twenty books at a time :D