Friday, September 30, 2011

A Small List in September

Again with another short reading month, peeps.  What is wrong with me?  Have I lost my reading mojo? Ah, well.  We can't always have double-digit months, I suppose.  Right?  Anyway, here's my September list:

  • UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld ... YA dystopian (audiobook)  my favorite non-ARC book this month.  I can't believe I didn't read this sooner.  and can't wait to crack open PRETTIES.
  • FETCHING by Kiera Stewart ... MG contemporary (ARC ... release date: 11/08/2011) this was a fun, fast read.  a barking good MG!
  • THE BUTTERFLY CLUES by Kate Ellison ... YA mystery (ARC ... release date: 02/04/2012) I'm not usually impressed with YA mysteries.  This one was quite intriguing.  Not the usual Nancy Drew-esque murder mystery, but Lo (the MC) and all her quirks are very endearing.
  • ZERO by Tom Leveen ... YA contemporary (ARC ... release date: 04/24/2012) LOVED this book! Quite possibly my favorite read this month. Mark this on your TBR lists for when it comes out!
  • THE WHOLE STORY OF HALF A GIRL by Veera Hiranandani ... MG contemporary (ARC ... release date: 01/10/2012) One of the best MGs I've ever read.  A very timely novel about one girl's struggle to figure out her cultural identity while dealing with the fallout of one parent losing his job.
  • GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley ... YA--yay for Aussie YA!!--contemporary (ARC ... release date: 02/14/2012) LOVED this book! I can't say enough good things about it.  Make sure you put this on your TBR list as well!
  • NEW YORK TO DALLAS by JD Robb ... Mystery/Suspense ( 38 or 46 or something like that of the IN DEATH books, and they just keep getting better and better!) GUH. this one just killed me. I loves me some Roarke.
  • WATCH ME DIE by Erica Spindler ... Mystery/Suspense  Like most of Erica Spindler's books, I picked out the killer within the first three chapters, but that didn't ruin the book for me.  Added bonus: my favorite cop couple (Stacy Killian and Spencer Malone) are front and center here...and they finally get married! good for them!
  • THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch ... YA dystopian  Probably the scariest dystopian I've read recently...mostly because The Collapse as they call it in the book is completely believable as something that could happen today. Like I said: SCARY.
How about you, fun folks? Read any of these books? See any that spark your interest? Do share ;)


  1. LOL that's a good month for me. I think I only got 4 in this month. Insane things going on around me. I read UGLIES (one of the first YA I bought) and really enjoyed it. I've heard Graffiti Moon is AMAZING. Haven't heard much of the others though...

    Happy October! There's only 30 mins left of September over here.

  2. Sorry to say I haven't read any of those. And I still maintain that you squeeze more books into your "slow" reading months than I do into my best.

  3. i loved the whole UGLIES series except for the fourth one. he should have stopped at SPECIALS. or never stopped at all. the vocabulary was so catching. i found myself thinking in that language! still do sometimes, in fact.

    i really want to read ELEVENTH PLAGUE, but if YOU say it's creepy, i'm skird to.

  4. I LOVE the UGLIES series...the rest will not disappoint, and Eleventh Plague is on my TBListenedTo pile.

  5. Some months just go better than others. For me too. But I love the plane pic you posted in your background.

  6. Oh, lots here to add. I liked Pretties better than Uglies. I'm looking forward to seeing how you compare the two! Graffiti Moon = literary bliss. :)


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