Saturday, September 1, 2012

August/Utah Book Month Reading Wrap Up

It's been a great month of reading Utah books! I've had a blast. Here's how the month shook down:

Utah Books
(books written by authors currently in Utah)

Witch Song by Amber Argyle: Even though Brusenna has been raised by her witch mom, she has never had to learn how to practice their singing magic until now, when everyone is counting on her.

The Kill Order by James Dashner: The story of what happened years before The Maze Runner, right after the sun flares occurred.

Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson: A mythical mermaid comes back to choose another bride for the sea prince.

The Limit by Kristen Landon: Matt is taken to the work house after his family's limit has been reached.

Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett: Evie finds herself in the middle of a battle between two boys who say she is their soul mate.

Shear Luck by Heather Justesen: Chelsea meets up with the crush of her childhood days.

Sort of Utah Books
(books written by authors formerly from Utah)

Vodnik by Bryce Moore: Thomas moves back to Slovakia where he finds himself in a turmoil with supernatural creatures.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card: A young boy is chosen by this futuristic government to learn how to command the war against the Buggers.

Deftly Dunne and the Keys of Death by Carmen Wye: In which we meet Deftly who loves typewriters, but isn't sure if he can actually write on them! And then there's a murder.

Non Utah Books

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Jane and Darcy fall in love despite their prejudices.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund: A science fiction retelling of Persuasion.

Favorites of the month include The Forbidden Sea, Eternal Starling and the lovely re-reads of Ender's Game and Pride and Prejudice... but the best book of the month by far was For Darkness Shows the Stars.

Plans for September:

  • A re-read of The Handmaid's Tale for book club
  • Something for RIP, but I'm not sure what yet
  • Insurgent
  • Pandemonium
  • The Running Dream, the first eBook I've borrowed from the library
  • Finish The False Prince
  • Finish Robin Hood, once and for all
  • and I'll be doing good to get all that read!

Wow, I'm looking forward to ALL those!

And in case you missed it, here are some other links from things that happened here on this blog for Utah Book Month:

Interview with Rob Wells
Quote Mini Challenge (closes this weekend)
Interview with Jennifer from My Life With Books
Interview with Jessica from Books: A True Story
Authors Pick Five with Sheila Nielson
Authors Pick Five with Kristen Landon
Authors Pick Five with Amber Argyle
Utah Book Blogger Party
Top Ten Tuesday: Real Romances from Utah Books


  1. I only read a measly four books this month and this next month doesn't look like it will be any better! :( There goes my Goodreads challenge.

  2. Thanks for the fun month! You (all) did a great job hosting the fun activities.

    I didn't finish a single Utah book this month. I can't believe how crazy August got. But, I'm almost done with one. So, I'm glad about that! :D



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