Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monthly Wrap-Up/October

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Like the falling leaves, October 2010 has blown away. Another memory of what was. There is a chill in the air whispering November's name and the things to come.

October definitely blew by faster than I could ever imagine, while it was not my best month for reading it wasn't bad either.

Books Read/Reviewed in October:
  1. The Duff by Kody Kiplinger
  2. Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer
  3. Nevermore by Kelly Creach
  4. When the Black Girls Sings by Bil Wright
  5. Heart with Joy by  Steve Cushman
  6.  Carter's Big Break by Brent Crawford
  7. Matched by Ally Condie
  8. Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
  9. Annexed by Sharon Dogar
  10. The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham
  11. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan 
  12. Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegmain
  13. FreeFall by Mindi Scott
  14. Nightshade City by  Hillary Wagner
  15. Deception by Lee Nichols 
Audio Books Finished: 

The Replacement by Brenna Yovnoff  

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
As I said not the most auspicious month, but 17 books read and nine reviews isn't too shabby either. 

As always when it come to picking my favorite book for the month I really have a difficult time. I usually can narrow it down to two or three, but I read and listened to some really amazing books this month. Consequently, I have six favorite reads, all of which I feel have much to offer the YA audience, and I highly recommend them all.

Imagine what it is going to be like for me to pick my top ten books of the year!

Goals for November:

Unfortunately, November is probably going to be a slow reading month for me. I am attending the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Orlando in a couple of weeks, and then Thanksgiving is the next week after that, so I got a feeling my reading will suffer.

Still I am hoping to get to several books read on my ever growing TBR shelf, and manage to write at least two reviews a week. 

 I am also trying to figure out just what to do for my first Blogoversary (Yep, I have been blogging for a year this December) and birthday (almost a Christmas baby). So if you have any suggestions, let me know. 



Nomes said...

i am impressed with your book list! and i know it would be hard to choose faves out of all those titles. i read 16 books in october but am having a break from YA - i want to squeeze in a stash of adult fic before the year is over - which means longer books, haha.

yay for a blogoversary coming up! I love your blog.

Lily Child said...

Wow! What an impressive amount of books you read! :)

Lily Child said...

Oh, btw...I love the picture you posted! Very fallish! :)

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

You had a great reading month, Jan! Pretty impressive list of books you read. I have to say my favourite one from the books you read in October (based merely on reviews) is Nevermore, you really got me hooked for this one.

And yay, December will be extra festive for you! I have no idea for the blogoversary...yet, but I'm sure if I put my mind to it, I could think of something.

Melissa said...

Oh my heck, you've been blogging less than a year?! You're a pro, Jan! I've been book blogging almost a full year now, and I still feel like a newbie haha :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

Gosh, I'm very impressed at the amount of books you've managed to get through for October. With deadlines and more deadlines in between, I highly doubt my count amassed to anything more than 9. Looking forward to reading to all your reviews as always!

Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

I love that picture at the top, it's gorgeous :) I don't anticipate November being a great reading month for me either, just so much going on!

I've got an award for you at my blog:


Sue Jackson said...

I can't believe it's November already!! Didn't I just write my September summary?

I think you had a great month - 17 books - wow!

Hope this month is just as good.


cuidadocomodalmata said...

*sigh* Looks like November will be a slow reading month for some, and I'm on that group as well :s too many stuff to do... :(

How about a giveaway with your favourite titles for the blogoversary? not an original idea I'm afraid, but your followers will certainly love it ;D

Staci said...

Not too shabby at all Jan!!! Have fun in the sun when you get to go to your conference!! I'm sure it will snow here while you're gone!!!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I just started The DUFF today and am loving it! I cannot put it down. Have fun at the NCTE conference--I'd like to hear what you thought about it when you come back. I can't go this year, but maybe next year...

Jenny N. said...

Wow 15 books, looks like you had a great reading month. And I see a couple books that I've read already too.

chelleyreads said...

i'm envious of how many books you're able to read (nowadays i'm lucky if i finish a book in two weeks--the teaching thing is kicking me in the patootie). hope you're have a nice fall season so far, jan. leslie and i wish we can experience a true fall season.

have a great week :)

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