Things I’m Currently Reading- October Edition


my life!

This post starts with a shameless plug for the fabulous Josh Cole, who I saw play in concert last week for the first time. He’s both a friend and your new favorite musician, so check out the website for fantastic free downloads! (And then pay the man the suggested $7.)

September has been a fantastic, fantastically busy month. This list is most definitely shorter than usual, since the first year as a full time teacher is everything they said it would be- sleep deprivation included. That said, I’m loving it. The English classes satisfy my not-so-inner twelve year old, and my theater classes are divine.

In case you didn’t notice, I’m also directing 1984 for the high school. Production dates are November 15-17th.

November, you say? Don’t you mean… NaNoWriMo?

Why yes, I will be writing a novel as I put up my first show of the year. Thanks for asking. Stay tuned, stay warm, and enjoy my favorite month. It goes fast.

Daily spiritual reading-

  1. The Bible (via
  2. Hermitess Photini, Joachim Spetsieris

Pleasure reading-

  1.  The Other Woman, Jane Green
  2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
  3. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
  4. Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns


  1. The Pushcart War, Jean Merrill
  2. The Actor’s Art and Craft, William Esper and Damon DiMarco

Books that have been on hold, but want to finish-

  1. The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
  2. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

Just finished-

  1. Pitch Black, Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton (graphic novel)
  2. Elder Barsanuphius of Optina, Victor Afanasiev (finally!!!)

Stopped because I couldn’t take it anymore-

1. The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (but I WILL finish it)

Next up-

  1. Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare (still need to cut it down for work)
  2. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

Enjoy fall while it lasts folks! Drink some cider for me, and send good vibes for my trip to Chicago this weekend!


About suziereads

Twenty something Orthodox Christian living in Boston. Avid reader of spiritual and other types of books. I like quotes, bookstores, Shakespeare, chai, all things Russian, and China. I also spend an inordinate amount of time at Starbucks.

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