Here's what I read this August:
For my vampire fix:
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason: a book and author I’ve been hearing a lot about from all you bloggers. This is the kind of vampire book I was looking for! Hopefully I can find the sequel one of these days!
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer: Enough already said on this book and author! Two thumbs up!
For my Markus Zusak obsession: As I mentioned the other day, after reading The Book Thief and I Am The Messenger, I decided I needed more from this author. He’s amazing.
Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak: The first book about Cameron Wolfe and his brother. In this one they decide to join a fighting ring to earn money. Ruben does great, but Cameron, not so great. However, he learns a lot about how he feels about his brother.
Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak: More on Cameron and Ruben. Ruben is popular and gets all the girls, while Cameron just dreams away. Eventually, he learns it’s not really about "getting" the girl as in acquiring... but "getting" as in understanding.
Two more to go.... I think. Then it’s just waiting for him to write more!
For Challenges and Groups
The Stand by Stephen King, read for both the TBR Challenge and the Something About Me Challenge.
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors: We read this over at the Historical Fiction group. I don’t think I ever took time to review it here, but add this to the list of another book I loved! This one about the building of the Taj Mahal in India, complete with a beautiful love story, and intense sibling rivalry. I’ve never really had the desire to visit India, but now....I do so I can see this building.
Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party by Ginnie Siena Bivona read for the "Something About Me" Challlenge.