Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Sunday Salon: October Recap and RIP Report

Wow, Yesterday was an absolute author stalker's dream! What a time I had at the first annual Teen Book Festival at the library! I got 12 books signed by 7 different authors, including Scott Westerfeld! I will tell you all about it.... in another post.

But first, a monthly recap! It's been a great month and finally, I feel like I accomplished some reading! (Thanks in part to the readathon a few weeks ago.) Here's my list of books read/finished during October:

The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby: The lives of three kids come together as they each work to solve their various problems.

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan: Rand, Mat and Perrin are each off on their separate adventures as they all come to learn more about their special powers.

Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale: Jack and Rapunzel must save Jack's city from the giants.

The Mist by Stephen King: After a terrible storm, a scary mist rolls in hiding something sinister!

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner: Thomas and his friends have to figure out how to get through The Scorch before two weeks are up.

Jane by April Lindner: Jane goes to work as a nanny for a rock legend and falls in love with him.

The Naming by Alison Croggon: Maerad finds out she has special powers and goes off on a journey to outrun the evil ones.

Unbroken Connection by Angela Morrison: Michael and Leesie try to stay apart, but are totally unsuccessful.

Bloomability by Sharon Creech: Dinnie spends a year going to school in Switzerland and learns much more about life than she bargained for.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens: Two young cousins hope to inherit a fortune if the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce is ever solved. Meanwhile, their orphan friend learns who her mother really is.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer: A wolf pack has hopes of merging to become one when their alphas mate and then hopefully working together to protect the sacred sites.

My favorites? The Shadow Rising, The Scorch Trials, Unbroken Connection, with The Clockwork Three not far behind. (As you can see, I've got a few reviews to catch up on this week!)

Today also ends the RIP V Challenge. I read more for that then I thought I would and a couple different books then I originally listed. Here's what I ended up finishing over the past two months that falls into this category:

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
The Mist by Stephen King
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

BUT, I still didn't get to An Interview with a Vampire! Some day, I really will read that one! 

How did your reading month go?


  1. You read a ton this month! I'm truly impressed. Besides the fact that I know you've been out and about doing all sorts of fun book stuff. :)

  2. Wow! 11 books that's impressive. I usually only average around 7 to 8 books a month. Except for this August when I read a whopping 18 books.

  3. You had a great month...fantastic!
    You really must read An Interview with a Vampire. I loved that book. Read it. :D

  4. It's me late posting a comment again . . . I finally picked up The Scorch Trials this last week!! I can't wait to finally read it now. Hope to pick it up in the next couple of weeks! All this talk about it is driving me crazy now!! :)



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