Sunday, October 31, 2010
I hope everyone is having a really wonderful and safe Halloween! We had a little Halloween party yesterday and we're hoping to take the boys out trick-or-treating for the first time ever tonight! Wish us luck :)
And now here are the books that I've read during the month of October:
149. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart
150. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling (re-read)
151. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
152. Girl Parts by John M. Cusick
153. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (re-read)
154. From Somalia, With Love by Na'ima B. Robert
155. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
156. White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick
157. The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan
158. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruis Zafon
159. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
160. Grace by Elizabeth Scott
Very mixed books, as always. I am surprised that there are two re-reads in there, but I did have to pull out the big guns to get read of my reading slump. Lots of darker themed books for this month. I assure you that was unintentional, I rarely theme-read for holidays.
The Prince of Mist, The Long Weekend, White Crow, and The Graveyard Book had a creepiness to them. Living Dead Girl and Some Girls Are were very sad. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is one of the best YA books I've read in a really, really long time. I had a lot of fun with Girl Parts, Harry Potter is always a good choice to fall back on and From Somalia, With Love was a very sweet and gentle story. Grace took me by surprise, as I was quite confused at first, wasn't sure if I was going to like it and then everything got turned around and I really, really liked it. Now I'm reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver and phew, is it good.
My favourite of the month: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart.
Plans for November:
1) I'd like to make a bigger dent in my TBR pile by reading more books less than 250 pages.
2) I'd like to catch up on some of my review pile: Obviously finish Delirium by Lauren Oliver, You Against Me by Jenny Downham, The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, the new Bartimaeus book, Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan, By Midnight by Mia James.
3) AND I have two more books I need to read for Anti-Bullying Week (15th - 19th November) which might be a bit of a squeeze for me. We shall see.
What're your plans for Halloween? How did reading in October go for you? What are your reading plans for November?