Reading Diary: October 2020

Reading and Rereading

Do you like to reread books? I don’t find myself rereading often—my to-be-read pile is very high with new-to-me titles—but I do enjoy occasionally revisiting a favorite.

Last month I started the Harry Potter series again from the beginning. My feelings about J.K. Rowling aside, it’s always nice to get back to Hogwarts!

I also had the chance to read a classic for the first time, enjoy plenty of remarkable essays, and discuss a courtroom thriller.

What are you reading these days?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Sometimes it’s just nice to revisit old favorites, and picking up this series from the beginning made for a nice distraction from current events!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

See above!

1984 by George Orwell

I somehow managed to miss reading this one until this year. I certainly understand why it’s a classic, but not exactly a comforting read in a year like this one.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

A gorgeous collection of essays about what happens “when American optimism contradicts your own reality.” Recommended reading for everyone!

Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark

This month’s book club pick was the story of the O.J. Simpson trial, beginning to end from the lead prosecutor’s perspective.

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin

This was a lovely read, made even more so since I got to read it in a single sitting while on a pre-election-week camping trip!

What are you reading (or looking forward to reading) this month? I’d love to know!

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