Sunday, October 4, 2009

September 2009 Wrap-Up

Books read and reviewed this month:
Islands by Anne River Siddons
Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen
The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Books read that still need to be reviewed:
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
From the Heart by Nora Roberts

Books abandoned: none

Favorite book read this month: Easy choice this month: The Graveyard Book was by far my favorite this month. Although Into Thin Air, Left to Die, and Chosen to Die were also pretty good.

Books I could have done without: I didn’t enjoy The Gravedigger’s Daughter all that much. The ending was fantastic, but there was too much rambling in the middle for my taste.

Challenges completed:
Countdown Challenge - 45 books read
Support Your Local Library Challenge - 25 books read

Challenges joined:
Countdown 2010 Challenge
Readers of Romance Fall 2009 Challenge
Fall Into Reading 2009

Challenge progress: (those without an end date end on 12/31)
R.I.P. IV (ends 10/31/09) - 3/4
Readers of Romance Fall 2009 (ends 11/30/09) - 4/15
Book Awards III Challenge (ends 12/1/09) - 3/5
Fall Into Reading 2009 (ends 12/22/09) - 2/15
999 Challenge - 51/81
TBR Challenge - 4/12
Read Your Own Books (RYOB) Challenge - 36/50
100+ Challenge - 65/100
Pages Read Challenge - 20,702/30,000
A Well-Rouned Challenge - 2/5
What an Animal II (ends 2/28/10) - 1/6
Sookie Stackhouse Challenge (ends 6/30/10) - 2/9
Countdown 2010 Challenge (ends 10/10/10) - 4/55
Perpetual Challenges:
New Classics Challenge - 23/100 (1 this month)
Around the World in 80 Books - 12/80 (1 this month)
Science in Fiction - 7 read (0 this month)
Book Around the States Challenge - 25/50 (1 this month)
Raved-About Reads - 20 read (1 this month)

Currently Reading:
Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (award winner)
Marley & Me by John Grogan

Plans for October:
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Black Hills by Nora Roberts
Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
Vigorous Mind by Ingrid Cummings
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Anyone read any of these? Have a recommendation on where to start?


samantha.1020 said...

I'm not sure which you should read 1st as I haven't read any of these but they look like they will be good. You had a great reading month in September!

GunDiva said...

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. It's a great start that will have you chuckling your way through. Who knew that punctuation could be so funny.

How do you find time for all of this reading? I'm a voracious reader, but I feel like if I did any of the challenges you do it would begin to feel like work and I'd lose the love of it.

Kristi said...

Samantha.1020-I did have a really good month in September. Lots of interesting, good books.

GunDiva-LOL. I do read a lot. Mostly, I don't have kids and I don't watch TV. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it ;o). Thanks for the advice on Eats, Shoots & Leaves. I started it and I'm really enjoying it so far!

Thanks for stopping by!

1morechapter said...

I loved The Graveyard Book, too. I'll probably always read his books for the younger set. I love his audio narration as well.

Anna said...

Looks like you had a great month. I've read The Choice, and it was typical Nicholas Sparks. Not my favorite of his books, though.

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