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:
- The Duff by Kody Kiplinger
- Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer
- Nevermore by Kelly Creach
- When the Black Girls Sings by Bil Wright
- Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman
- Carter's Big Break by Brent Crawford
- Matched by Ally Condie
- Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
- Annexed by Sharon Dogar
- The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham
- I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
- Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegmain
- FreeFall by Mindi Scott
- Nightshade City by Hillary Wagner
- Deception by Lee Nichols
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.