Friday, September 30, 2016

September Wrap Up

Ok! I read lots of books this month, so be prepared. As usual, review can be found on my book blog!

Books read this month:
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. A story about a gang of boys and of friendship and family.
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Finally read the tale of Prospero for two reasons: to see where Prospero the Magician from The Night Circus took his name from, and to read Ariel's part as Colin Morgan recently played him in a London stage production of this play.
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson. An audiobook re-read because I love this book...
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Decent, but my least favorite Brontë novel so far.
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. A book about monsters and good versus evil. So good!
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. Fun, alternate fantasy/history of Lady Jane Grey.
  • A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The story follows a dog through a few incarnations as he finds his purpose in life.
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. Re-read to prepare myself for the next book which comes out soon!
Challenges completed:
  • A book that taught you something: The Outsiders
  • A play: The Tempest
  • A book with a very long title: Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
  • A book from somewhere you want to travel to: Wuthering Heights (Because I want to go back to England, I say it counts)
  • A book with not enough hype: This Savage Song
  • A book written by two or more authors: My Lady Jane
  • A book with a non-human main character: A Dog's Purpose
Least favorite book read this month:
Wuthering Heights.

Favorite book read this month:
This Savage Song. Totally underrated. It gave me nightmares--it would have been a great October Halloween-y read! Plus, I loved the nursery rhyme:
Next month is October! Hooray! That means I stop reading everything I am currently reading (I tried really hard to get through everything, but I didn't quite make it...) to read Halloween-y books! Except for Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It is about werewolves, so it is Halloween-y enough to continue.

Goals for October!
     Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Read:      The Diviners by Libba Bray
     A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
     Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Listen to:
    The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
     Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones

If there is time, I will read or listen to my very favorite: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The exception:
I will also listen to The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan because his books usually come out in October and I am Rick Riordan trash. I can't wait a whole month! It comes out the 4th though, so I will finish it nice and early.

Anyone else have any exciting Halloween reads planned?