Monthly Review: October 2009

For some reason, I feel like October was a bad reading month, but looking at my stats, it was a lot better than most months!  I think the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon had a lot to do with that.

Number of book reviews posted: 30
Number of books read: 49
Number of pages read: 16,213

5 Star Review:

Posts:

Complete Booker Prize Challenge

FTC and Disclosure

National Book Festival 2009

Read-A-Thon Posts

Review: Lap Blanket from Reading Comfort

Wordless Wednesdays – 10/7/2009

Wordless Wednesdays – 10/14/2009

Wordless Wednesdays – 10/21/2009

Thursday Tunes:

Anna Nalick

Penn Masala

Shakira

List of book reviews: (in alphabetical order by author’s last name)

Haunting Bombay – Shilpa Agarwal

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Allison Hoover Bartlett

Tell Me Something True – Leila Cobo

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Casting Off – Nicole Dickson

Swan for the Money – Donna Edwards

Rumors – Anna Godbersen

The Queen’s Mistake – Diane Haeger

Mistress of the Vatican – Eleanor Herman

Pendragon’s Banner – Helen Hollick

The Glass Painter’s Daughter – Rachel Hore

Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby

Lies My Mother Never Told Me – Kaylie Jones

The Cupid Effect – Dorothy Koomson

Hold Still – Nina LaCour

Every Last Cuckoo – Kate Maloy

Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran

Ruined – Paula Morris

The Cloister Walk – Kathleen Norris

Jane Austen Ruined My Life – Beth Pattillo

Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter – Lisa Patton

The Last Dickens – Matthew Pearl

Goldengrove – Francine Prose

A Map of the Known World – Lisa Ann Sandell

The Department of Lost and Found – Allison Winn Scotch

The Girl from Foreign – Sadia Shepard

A Change in Altitude – Anita Shreve

Snap – Carol Snow

The Wordy Shipmates – Sarah Vowell

Learning to Breathe – Karen White

Books I’ve read this month: (in alphabetical order by author’s last name)

Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Lace Reader – Brunonia Barry

Manhood for Amateurs – Michael Chabon

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

After – Amy Efaw

I Feel Bad About My Neck – Nora Ephron

America’s Prophet – Bruce Feiler

Valeria’s Last Stand – Marc Fitten

Hummingbirds – Joshua Gaylord

The Telling – Jo Graham

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith & Jane Austen

Queen Takes King – Gigi Levangie Grazer

The Magicians – Lev Grossman

Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah

The Demon King and I – Candace Havens

The Laws of Harmony – Judith Ryan Hendricks

Mistress of the Vatican – Eleanor Herman

Pendragon’s Banner – Helen Hollick

By the Time You Read This – Lola Jaye

Dial H for Hitchcock – Susan Kandel

Fallen – Lauren Kate

Apologize, Apologize! – Elizabeth Kelly

The Blue Manuscript – Sabiha Al Khemir

French Milk – Lucy Knisley

The Cupid Effect – Dorothy Koomson

Ash – Malinda Lo

The Season – Sarah Maclean

I’ll Scream Later – Marlee Matlin

The Widow Clicquot – Tilar J. Mazzeo

Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran

The Girl Next Door – Elizabeth Noble

The Lost Recipe for Happiness – Barbara O’Neal

Bed of Roses – Nora Roberts

Angel Lane – Sheila Roberts

Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling

A Map of the Known World – Lisa Ann Sandell

The Teashop Girls – Laura Schaefer

Late Night Talking – Leslie Schnur

At a Loss for Words – Diana Schoemperlen

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See

The Secret of Joy – Melissa Senate

The Weight of Water – Anita Shreve

The Tricking of Freya – Christine Sunley

The Wordy Shipmates – Sarah Vowell

Lovestruck Summer – Melissa Walker

The Last Will of Moira Leahy – Therese Walsh

The Girl on Legare Street – Karen White

Learning to Breathe – Karen White

Comments

  1. That’s a bad reading month? I felt like October was a bad one, too, but I guess it wasn’t so terrible. I am not going to make 400 books anymore, though. My reading has slowed down apparently. :(

    I hope November is a better (?) reading month :)

  2. That’s a bad reading month? I felt like October was a bad one, too, but I guess it wasn’t so terrible. I am not going to make 400 books anymore, though. My reading has slowed down apparently. :(

    I hope November is a better (?) reading month :)

  3. I’m always impressed by how much you can read in such a short time! Even though you felt like it was a bad reading month, you still managed to read more in a month than most people in a year! Wow!
    Hopefully the next month will feel better for you :D

  4. I’m always impressed by how much you can read in such a short time! Even though you felt like it was a bad reading month, you still managed to read more in a month than most people in a year! Wow!
    Hopefully the next month will feel better for you :D

  5. I know you read a lot of YA which are easy reads but 50 books in a month is a lot. you must do nothing else. do you ever go out to the movies?

  6. I know you read a lot of YA which are easy reads but 50 books in a month is a lot. you must do nothing else. do you ever go out to the movies?

  7. Heehee, 49 books, yah, that’s terrrrrrible ;)

    Readathon does skew stats, though.

  8. Heehee, 49 books, yah, that’s terrrrrrible ;)

    Readathon does skew stats, though.

  9. You must be reading all the time Swapna :) Good to see that u finish so much . Way to go..

  10. You must be reading all the time Swapna :) Good to see that u finish so much . Way to go..

  11. 49?????????????
    oh Krishna! I can never ever think of getting past 5 a month :( :(

    Well I loved Cleopatra’s Daughter!

    I need to get something by Karen White :(

  12. 49?????????????
    oh Krishna! I can never ever think of getting past 5 a month :( :(

    Well I loved Cleopatra’s Daughter!

    I need to get something by Karen White :(

  13. I’m sure you realize this already, but just as a clarification, ‘readathon does skew the stats’ was not to denigrate your 49 this month, but to explain why you might have felt it was a slow month before realizing you read 49…

  14. I’m sure you realize this already, but just as a clarification, ‘readathon does skew the stats’ was not to denigrate your 49 this month, but to explain why you might have felt it was a slow month before realizing you read 49…

  15. I thought I’d read less this month too, but it turned out to be pretty good! I suppose it’s easy to forget the read-a-thon, as it was only one weekend, and focus on all the other days. Anyway, your reading is impressive as always. =) I’m really looking forward to seeing what you thought on a lot of those books!

    Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

  16. I thought I’d read less this month too, but it turned out to be pretty good! I suppose it’s easy to forget the read-a-thon, as it was only one weekend, and focus on all the other days. Anyway, your reading is impressive as always. =) I’m really looking forward to seeing what you thought on a lot of those books!

    Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

  17. holy wowsers! 49 books? I’m lucky if I get in 5. You are my hero ;-)

  18. holy wowsers! 49 books? I’m lucky if I get in 5. You are my hero ;-)

  19. I am always amazed at how much you manage to read. I am envious!

  20. I am always amazed at how much you manage to read. I am envious!

  21. one can read A LOT, go to school, go to work, have a household, and have a life. it’s true.

  22. one can read A LOT, go to school, go to work, have a household, and have a life. it’s true.

  23. You’re the fastest reader I know! I’m glad you’re able to accomplish so much. Congrats!

    –Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

  24. You’re the fastest reader I know! I’m glad you’re able to accomplish so much. Congrats!

    –Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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