Books: August 2010 [Recap]

Books Completed in August:

  1. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  2. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  3. Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (audio) (reread)
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (audio) (reread)
  6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audio) (reread)
  8. The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion by LJ Smith
  9. Dracula by Bram Stoker

Look at that. I almost reviewed everything (ignoring Harry Potter which I will do as one big audio post).

Favorite: My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Least Favorite: The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion by LJ Smith

I think 9 books might be a new record for me (although if I’d noticed I was so close , I certainly would have tried for double digits). Part of this accomplishment is due to some easy, quick reads (let’s face it, that’s not really an impressive list) but a lot of it has to do with the 4 audiobooks I read. I’ve been flying through the Harry Potter books faster than other audios partly because I simply love Harry Potter and partly because I am finally maximizing my audio time. I’m not just listening in the car anymore. I’m listening when I get ready in the morning, when I’m cooking and cleaning, and when I have a headache and it’s the only thing I can bear to do. You can argue all you want that listening is not the same thing as reading, but I’m finishing MORE BOOKS, people. And that’s something.

Think I can hit 10 in September?

So, how was your reading month? What was your favorite book?

Books: June 2010 [Recap]

Quick note: I am taking everyone’s advice and not forcing myself to read this week.  Instead I will watch massive amounts of guilt-free television. I think I will spend today going through the 1000+ posts in my reader to see if any of you can send me some inspiration as well.

On to real business. June ended up being a normal reading month for me despite my late-month reading funk. My biggest accomplishment was FINALLY finishing East of Eden. At the halfway mark of 2010, I am on pace to read 72 books this year which far exceeds any other year.   So here they are, my June books:

Other reviews will hopefully be coming soon. Happy July!