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*