Looking back at my reading in the month of October is sort of staggering. The Read-a-Thon pushed me to read eight extra books I probably wouldn't have read otherwise, but even without those, I still would've read way more in October than any other month this year. Maybe it's the weather change, or maybe I'm finally in a good groove at work, or maybe I'm setting more time aside to read. Whatever it is, I love it! The grand total I read in October: 21 Books!
That's almost twice the number of books I've ever read in a single month. To recap:
Capote in Kansas, by Kim Powers
Jamberry, by Bruce Degen (picture book)
Don't Bump the Glump, by Shel Silverstein (poetry)
Papa and Me, by Arthur Dorros (picture book)
Welcome to Your World, Baby, by Brooke Shields (picture book)
Evernight, by Claudia Gray
Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, by Jennie Shortridge
The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell
Psyche in a Dress, by Francesca Lia Block
Magic Trixie, by Jill Thompson (graphic novel)
Dope Sick, by Walter Dean Myers
I Was Told There'd Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley
In the Shadow of No Towers, by Art Spiegelman (graphic novels)
Incantation, by Alice Hoffman
Ghostsitters, by Angie Sage
The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson
Queen of Halloween, by Mary Engelbreight (picture book)
Cat Nights, by Jane Manning (picture book)
Halloween Night, by Marjorie Dennis Murray (picture book)
Ghost Files: The Haunting Truth, by The Ghost Society
Tell the World, by the students of WritersCorps (poetry)
Given, I read several picture books for review, lots of children's and YA, but still....that's a boatload of books for me!
Favorites: The Gargoyle, Incantation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, Capote in Kansas (OK, can you tell I'm having a hard time narrowing it down?)
Best YA: Evernight
Favorite graphic novel: Magic Trixie, by Jill Thompson
Favorite picture book: Halloween Night, by Marjorie Dennis Murray
It was a great month. I would highly recommend any of the books in the list--a testament to my philosophy of not finishing sucky books. More on that in another post.
I finished Silent Girl, by Tricia Dower yesterday, and you can expect an upcoming review over at Bibliobuffet. I've started Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone, and I'm really enjoying it so far. The Year of Living Biblically was moving kinda slowwww, so it's on hold for the moment, but I have no doubt I'll come back to it soon.
Happy Sunday reading, everyone!