Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Adios August/2010 Monthly Wrap-Up

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another month bites the dust. I have to admit I was not all that happy to see August come in the first place. August is the month that I go back to work, and my reading habits are greatly stifled. 

On the up side I have had a great time turning my new students onto all the wonderful books I have been reading.

So here is what I accomplished this month.

Books read and reviewed:
  1.  Nightshade by Andrea Cremer 
  2. Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson 
  3. Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
  4. Evernight by Claudia Gray  
  5. Manifest by Artist Arthur 
  6. Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
  7. Beautiful Dead: Arizona  by Eden Maguire
  8.  Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
  9. Fledgling by Mark Cooper 
  10. The Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green
  11. Paper Town by John Green 
  12. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  13. Virals by Kathy Reichs 
  14.  Minder by Kate Kaynak 

 I also managed to finish the EW Summer Book Challenge. I read a total of 6 books over the last two months.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender 

Monthly Recommendations

Once again I am having trouble picking my favorite book read in August. I really enjoyed Mockingjay, but of the series, Hunger Games definitely remains my favorite. 

I also loved Lucy by Laurence Gonzales it was an amazing story and I have yet to review it as I am not sure I can even begin to do it justice.

I also just finished reading an ARC of Virals by  Kathy Reichs and absolutely loved it, although it is not released yet, I am now a huge fan, and cannot wait to be buy my own copy and put it in the hands of my students. This will definitely be a book I will be recommending for next years Book Battle list at school.

But I think my favorite this month is defintiely Paper Towns by John Green. I listened to this on audio and it was brilliant. Laugh out loud funny, characters that were so real they jumped right off the page. If you have not read this one you really need to because it is a wonderful coming of age story that stays with you long after you have read the last sentence.

My goal for September is to get more reviews written since I was pretty much a slacker when it came to this in August. Definitely not as easy to do with school taking a high priority.


Aleksandra said...

You had a great month :) I can't wait to get my hands on Virals, too :) I should really get Paper Towns, I keep reading that it's great :)

Nomes said...

your month looks awesome. i loved papertowns too - i've never listened to an audio book, but i keep noticing other people are... i should maybe think about it - not sure where i would listen to it though?

also, you do heaps of reviews! i only review a few things that i read (i sometimes wonder if i should review the ones i dont like as well so it doesnt always look like i'm raving about every review i write? haha.

plus, your reviews are always so well articulated and thought out it must take you a while to write. writing reviews isn't easy - especially for books you love.

NatalieSap said...

Your students are so lucky to have a teacher who reads an insane amount of YA lit. :)

Sue Jackson said...

Wow, you had a great reading month! And I'm so glad to hear how much you liked Paper Towns - it's been on my TBR list forever, and I REALLY need to get to it now.


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

You definitely had a great month. Not only did you read many books, but you read good books. Happy further reading in September!

Lily Child said...

What a great reading month! I am still finishing up Mockingjay! I really need to read Paper Towns. It's been on my tbr list for a while now! I hope you have a wonderful reading month in September!

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