Books: September 2010 [Recap]

September ended up being a much better reading month than I anticipated. I felt like I had so much going on this month that I barely had any time to read. Yet I somehow managed to finish 7 books. Since October is looking mighty busy as well, I’m hoping for same magic this month.

This month I read:

Favorite: Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
Least Favorite: Ape House by Sara Gruen

Expect reviews for Mother Night and Radiance very soon and a Harry Potter post when I finish the series on audio.

How was your September? What was your favorite read?

Books: October 2009

Books Read:

Books Read October 2009(sorry the picture is a little fuzzy – I need a new camera)

  • Peony in Love by Lisa See (review)
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (not pictured) (review)
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (review)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart (review)

Books Acquired:

Books Acquired October 2009(again sorry the picture is a little fuzzy – I need a new camera)

  • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varnasi by Geoff Dyer
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
  • The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (not picture)

Six books in one month for me is pretty amazing, so thanks to the quick reads and the read-a-thon for that.  I really liked everything I read this month.  I may have bought a few more books than usual in October, but I got a bonus and part of it made its way to Barnes and Noble, so really it’s all justified (although a twitter conversation forced me to do the math and realize that I could read for about 10 years without buying any more books or using the library).

Big events in my reading life this month were (1) moving my blog from vox to wordpress and (2) the read-a-thon.  The move went very smoothly and I’m still transitioning old posts over.  I’m very happy with wordpress and I an enjoying the comments from non-vox users (my main complaint of vox).  I’m also glad that my vox friends are schlepping over here to continue reading.  As for the read-a-thon, I already expressed how much I enjoyed that event here.

I also completed my first reading challenge, the Maud Hart Lovelace challenge which you can read about here.

October seemed to be a pretty good reading month for everyone and I am hoping to keep it going in November.  Although the end of the month is looking a little busy for me and I’m going to Boston to see my dad for Thanksgiving so that’s some time I probably won’t read much.