Time for the final reading round up of 2010, and December turned out to be another decent reading month with 9 books finished. They were:
“Archives: The Very Essence of Our Heritage” by Christopher Kitchen
“Bliss” by Lauren Myracle
“Artistic Licence” by Katie Fforde
“Life Skills” by Katie Fforde
“The British Inheritance: A Treasury of Historic Documents” by Andrew Prescott
“Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter” by A.E. Moorat
“Darkside” by Belinda Bauer
“The Christmas Cookie Club” by Ann Pearlman
“Twelve Days of Christmas” by Trisha Ashley
In total over the course of 2010 I read 105 books. I’m fairly happy with this as a total, particularly when I remember that for the first few months of the year my reading mojo had all but disappeared. Hopefully I’ll keep hold of it for 2011 and be able to beat my total.
I managed to finish reading a total of 9 books during November:
“Blacklands” by Belinda Bauer
“In A New York Minute” by Nicola Stretton
“Starting Over” by Sue Moorcroft
“Red” by Warren Ellis
“Doctor Who vol. 1 : Fugitive” by Tony Lee
“Wedded Blitz” by Tina Reilly
“Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes” by Lisa Greenwald
“Patagonia : Crossing the Plain” by Matthew Rhys
“The Godfather of Kathmandu” by John Burdett
“Troy High” by Shana Norris
Wow, another month over and plenty of books read. I’ve finished making the decision this month to make books, and book reviews a more prominent part of my blog. After hitting a rough patch last year when my health got in the way of my bookwormlike tendencies I’m now picking up steam again with my reading. I’ll continue to do a monthly round up of what I’ve read but expect to see more reviews from now on.
This month’s words came in:
“Plan B” by Emily Barr
“Outlaw : The Legend Of Robin Hood” by Tony Lee, Sam Hart and Artur Fujita
“Black Swan Rising” by Lee Carroll
“The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder” by Holly McQueen
“Grave Sight” by Charlaine Harris
“Grave Surprise” by Charlaine Harris
“An Ice Cold Grave” by Charlaine Harris
“Mousetrapped : A Year and a Bit in Orlando, Florida” by Catherine Ryan Howard
“Going Beyond Google : the Invisible Web in Teaching and Learning” by Jane Devine and Francince Egger-Sider
A real mixture this month. Some fiction, a graphic novel, a memoir and my first textbook of the academic year. I’ve just invested in some new books so I imagine next month will look equally varied.
Another belated reading post, I really need to think about writing these posts sooner!
In September I read:
“Lockdown” by Sean Black.
“See Jane Date” by Melissa Senate.
“Slightly Single” by Wendy Markham.
“The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets” by Eva Rice.
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.
“I Heart New York” by Lindsay Kelk.
“Jenna’s Cowboy” by Sharon Gillenwater.
“The Disengagement Ring” by Clodagh Murphy.
“Chinese Whispers” by Marisa Mackle.
“Girl in a Spin” by Clodagh Murphy.
“Twenties Girl” by Sophie Kinsella.
Another month with 11 books, a lot of those were read on holiday and I can already see that now I’m at uni I’m not reading anywhere near as quickly. I need to find more time for reading in my days, I’m sure that as I carry on settling into my new routine my reading will pick up again.
I’ve just realised that I haven’t done my books post for August. Here’s a quick run down of what I read.
“Drawing With Light” by Julia Green.
“After You” by Julie Buxbaum.
“Life’s That Way” by Jim Beaver.
“Good In Bed” by Jennifer Weiner.
“A Romantic Getaway” by Sarah Monk.
“Slam” by Nick Hornby.
“The Wish” by Sasha Blake.
“The Adventuress” by Audrey Niffenegger.
“Dark Secrets: Legacy of Lies and Don’t Tell” by Elizabeth Chandler.
“Almost True” by Keren David.
Eleven books in total, varying from brilliant to not very good with one fairly indifferent read along the way.
In June I read 4 books. They were:
“Rich and Mad” by William Nicholson.
I read about this book in a blog post and thought it sounded interesting so gave it a go. I think the blog post was suggesting it was a modern equivalent to Judy Blume’s “Forever”, whilst I doubt it will end up with the same rite of passage status I thought it was an excellent read. I think the teenage me would have enjoyed it too.
“The Ice Cream Girls” by Dorothy Koomson.
I have loved every book Dorothy Koomson has written so far. This, her latest, has a slightly different feel to her previous books but I loved it all the same. My only disappointment was in the child characters, the previous books have had me falling in love with the wonderful children in them but in this book the two children took a pretty minor role.
“Love Letters” by Katie Fforde.
I always think of Katie Fforde books as slipper-like and “Love Letters” was no disappointment. A lovely lead character with a love of books, set against a backdrop of both the English and Irish countryside made for a lovely read. I enjoyed this book sat in the garden, idea summer reading.
“Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life” by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
A slight change of pace, I decided it was time I explored the world of Scott Pilgrim. I still haven’t quite managed to make my mind up about what I think about it, but I’ll definitely be reading at least another volume. Maybe then I’ll have more coherent thoughts and comments to make.