Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Book Coveting... All the Pretty Completed Books

At the six month mark, I did a post saying my favourites so far, but I didn't post what I read in June. The list is as follows:

Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Wings Series, Book 1)
Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
Housekeeping vs. Dirt by Nick Hornby
3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares
Just in Case by Meg Rosoff
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandom Sanderson
Wake by Lisa McMann
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 1 - The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson
Poison by Chris Wooding
Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
The Missing Book One: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Babymouse: Our Hero by Jennifer Holm (Book 2)
Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
The Savage by David Almond
Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Moon & Sun: The Ruby Key (Book One) by Holly Lisle
Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space by Philip Reeve
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Silk by Alessandro Baricco
Tom's Midnight Garden by Phippa Pearce
The City in the Lake by Rachel Neumeier
Olivia Kidney by Ellen Potter
Clubbing by Andi Watson
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard
Wonderous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Glass by Ellen Hopkins (Crank Trilogy, Book 2)
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest
Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet
Manga Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Moving on to July.

July was actually a really good reading month. I enjoyed pretty much everything I read! Oh, and I did it, I read 200 books in one year! I used to when I was a kid, but not since, so I have been trying for a few years now... Okay, yes, it is only halfway through the year, but anyway... I am shocked on my own about how much I have read.

BabyMouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm (Book 3) - Graphic Novel
Dramacon Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova - Manga
Dramacon Volume 2 by Svetlana Chmakova - Manga
Monster by Walter Dean Myers - Printz Project
I Met the Walrus by Jerry Levitan - Non-fiction Five, Canadian Challenge 3
Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Mlynowski
Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind - Carry on with the series.
The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine - Pub Challenge 2009
Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd - Non-fiction Five
The Dream Thief by Shana Abe - Carry on with the trilogy
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin - Non-fiction Five
The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman - Pub Challenge 2009
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger - Printz Challenge
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Book 6) - Carry on with the series, Pub Challenge 2009
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
Jellaby by Kean Soo - Canadian Challenge 3
Skim by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki - Canadian Challenge 3
The First Last Part by Angela Johnson - Printz Challenge
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne-Jones - Trying to read all of her books
Salamander Dream by Hope Larson - Graphic Novel
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Fables - Volume 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham - Graphic Novel, Carry on with Series
Fables - Volume 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham - Graphic Novel, Carry on with Series
The Dark Queen Series - Book 5:Twilight of a Queen by Susan Carroll - Carry on with series, Pub Challenge 2009
The Morganville Vampires - Book 5 - Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine - Carry on with series
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins - Printz Challenge
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham - Graphic Novel, Carry on with Series
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki & Steve Rolston - Canadian Challenge 3
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief Series, Book 2) - Carry on with Series
Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (Tiffany Aching Trilogy, Book 1)
Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld (Book 1) - Trying to read all of his books
Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin (The Annals of the Western Shore Trilogy, Book 3) - Carry on with series
Galore by Michael Crummey - Canadian Challenge 3, Pub Challenge 2009
The Sister by Poppy Adams - Pub Challenge 2009 (paperback)
Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo - Canadian Challenge 3
Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott - Arthurian Challenge
Stargazer (Evernight Series, Book 2) by Claudia Grey - Carry on with Series
Hugh and Bess: A Love Story by Susan Higgenbottom

My Top Five Favourite Reads for July were:
Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
The Dark Queen Series - Book 5:Twilight of a Queen by Susan Carroll

And then, it gets tricky for the fith one. I enjoyed Queen of Attolia, Powers, all the Fables that I read, etc... So, five is a large tie.

Challenge Progress:
Themed Reading Challenge: 5/4 - Completed
Pub Challenge 2009: 9/9 - Completed
Herding Cats: 6/5 - Completed
Arthurian Reading Challenge: 2/3
Non-Fiction Five: 9/5 - Completed
3rd Canadian Reading Challenge: 6/13
Japanese Reading Challenge: 0/3
The Printz Project: 14/47


  1. Wow! I don't think I have managed to read as many books in six months as you have read in just a month. Well, happy reading for the rest of the year

  2. I felt faint just by looking at your list. I want to hang my head in shame...

    Great list!!!

  3. the amount of books you have read is outstanding!! wow.. and you seemed to have enjoyed most all of them! you can't ask more than that!

  4. You continue to floor me with your reading superpower.

  5. I'm so amazed at all the books you've read this month and this year!! When I started my own blog, my reading numbers definitely went up, but I think by the end of the year, I'll finish somewhere between 125-140 total books read. We'll see how the new job affects my reading productivity :-)

    Happy Reading!

  6. two hundred books in a year! remarkable! I don't know how you do it but it's inspiring.

    will be back to catch up on what's going on in reading world ... and I love your Dickens list! I'm working on OUR MUTUAL FRIEND which is actually supposed to be his best though not his best known work.

  7. I'm in awe! I wish I could read half as much as you do...

  8. Looking at your July list made me want to cry. To just bawl my eyes out, I tell you. Me and my pathetic little four books read. *heavy sigh* Oh well, what can I are an inspiration!

  9. Congrats on reading 200 books...already!!!

    This is shaping up to be one of my slowest book years since I started blogging. There is a lot of year to go, though, so we'll see.

  10. It would easily take me nearly 3 years to read 200 books so I'm completely in awe of such an accomplishment! Wow.

    And I liked, I, Coriander by Sally Gardiner too. :-)

  11. At least I'm not the only blogger in awe at your totals! And I read 12 books in July, a record feat for me!!! Question: do you sleep? Ever?


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