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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Books of August

13 books this month! I think that's what I managed last month too, but this time,  I actually did manage to finish my revisions for my own book. Of course now I have all those pesky query letters to deal with. Grrr... I also finished off 3 series that I had been working on - will have more to do next month. I also managed to do some reviews. Hope you find something here you like, and yes, I'm almost to 100 books for the year!!!!!!!!! Unless I get in a freak accident (knock on wood), I will make my reading goal for the year. Heck, I might even tack another 30 books on before Jan 1 if I keep up at this pace. I think a celebration will be in order. Any suggestions?  Contest?  Other? Let me know what you read this month - always looking to expand the ever-growing TBR list.

80. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams** The tension in this book was so extreme that I had knots in my stomach the whole time while reading it - and that's why I read it front to back in one night! I haven't been this swept up by a book since Some Girls Are (though this book is very different).
81. Ashes by Ilsa Bick Review here. Loved the beginning, got a little slow in the middle. This book is getting a lot of hype, but I'm sort of on the fence about it.
82. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton Interesting take on witches and magic. I thought the LI was very sexy, but beyond that I had trouble getting into it.
83. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley ** OMG read this!!! Once again, the Aussies have blown me away. Review here.
84. Specials by Scott Westerfeld This is #3 and the conclusion of the Uglies series (though there is a 4th, separate book). Wasn't as good the second one. I didn't love the MC as much this time around.
85. Where She Went by Gayle Forman** I was really surprised by how much I loved the sequel to If I Stay. The male voice here is just phenomenal, though I was kind of surprised by the ending. Not sure why.
86. Entwined by Heather Dixon This is a sweet, though long, book that could be easily categorized as middle grade. There's lots of dancing, fancy dresses, gentlemen and fiesty girls. It gave me Little Women flashbacks. :)
87. Split by Swati Avasthi** A very honest and real look at domestic violence told in an authentic male voice. And the author is from MN! Yay!!

88. Shine by Lauren Myracle** The mystery in this kept me going throughout and made me stay up late to finish it. I thought the ending was a little strange though and I have mixed feelings about it. The writing was superb.
89. Blue Noon, Midnighters #3 by Scott Westerfeld So-so ending to the series. Not sure what it is about SW's novels. I always enjoy the first one, but don't feel compelled to move on to the next (though I do out of commitment). Second time that the last book in a series of his has disappointed.
90. Fury by Elizabeth Miles See review here.
91. Past Perfect by Leila Sales ** I hope to have a review of this later this week. I LOVED this book. The voice reminded me a lot of Anna and the French Kiss. The whole premise was very original, and the romance was sweet. I shall get into it more later....
92. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr  I'm surprised by how much I loved the 4th book in this series - very dark and sexy but still appropriate for a slightly younger audience. Looking forward to getting the 5th (and final) book.

ETA: Can I just say how much I hate formatting in Blogger? *hits blogger over the head with Les Mis*


Melanie said...

13 books???? WTF! How do you people do it? I wish I could fly through books the way you do. Def wanting to read The Chosen One and Grafitty Moon. Alas, I have about 15 OTHER books sitting on my night stand, so these will have to wait. sigh.

Lora said...

So impressed that you read 13 books this month! Wow! Ooh, I've read If I Stay, so sometime soon I'm going to have to read Where She Went. Now I'm even more excited to read it.

Nomes said...

i love when you chat books like this :)

i am thinking i should do this as well. i used to be good at keeping track of all the books i read each month but have fallen by the wayside a bit lately :/

you have a few of my faves in this post <3

Angie said...

Ah, thanks Nomes. It's just cuz I'm too lazy to do reviews of everything. :)



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