Friday, September 3, 2010

That reading journey continued...

Wow. Did I really not post a list of books I'd been reading in August. I guess it really was  busy month. Anyway, here's a list of books recently read and reviewing on that continuing Reading Journey.

Children's fiction: A delightful tale told in verse
A Boy and His Wizard, a read-aloud book by M. A. Smith

Paranormal... Breaking Dawn finally came out in paperback!

Deception, a Haunting Emma novel by Lee Nichols
Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer
Immortal, edited by P.C. Cast

Sci fi...Mockingjay was everything I'd hoped it would be! Dream War was well worth the wait (but only available on kindle--I downloaded kindle-for-pc)
The First Dragoneer, by M.R. Mathias
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
Dream War, by Stephen Prosapio

Historical. Crooked River was a great young adult novel with well-researched detail and a powerful feeling of reality. Hotel on the Corner was just haunting.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
Crooked River, by Shelley Pearsall

Real world: Aura Imbarus' was the best memoir I've ever read--I loved it. Tending to Grace is a great contemporary YA novel. Cataclysm children gives a wise and interesting perspective on school dangers. And Returning Injury and The House bring the realities of life and love to vivid and forgiving life.
Out of the Transylvania Night, by Aura Imbarus
Tending to Grace, by Kimberley Newton Fusco  
Returning Injury, by Becky Due

Cataclysm Children, by Paul Nemeth

The House, by Anjuelle Floyd

Almost real world: I loved Sing Them Home.
Sing Them Home, by Stephanie Kallos

Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger

Books from series: Always a good way to relax
Decaffeinated Corpse, by Cleo Coyle

A drink before the war, by Dennis LeHane

Books from the Permanent Press: I love the Permanent Press.
How to Survive a Natural Disaster, by Margaret Hawkins
The Last Estate, by Conor Bowman

And finally, non-fiction. Yes, Grammar is great, fantastic, every writer should read...

The Glamour of Grammar, by Roy Peter Clark
Words for the Taking, the Hunt for a Plagiarist, by Neal Bowers.



maryrussel said...

I wish I had more time to read these days.It sounds like you are reading enough for both of us. LOL Thank you for the reviews. I hope I find the time to get around to reading some of these great books soon.

David C Brown said...

That's a bit breath-taking!

arbraun said...

Wow, that's a lot of books! Was this just August? If so, congrats on getting down to getting some reading done.

Stephanie Faris said...

WOW. You read a lot of books!