September has come and gone and I’ve read another 20 books. Months and Seasons was the 100th book that I read this year (at least since I started keeping count on the first of March) and I am currently on track to read nearly 160 books in the last 10 months of this year. I was already planning on revising my goal for next year from 100 to 150, but I may have to consider 175. We will see what the new year holds, I suppose. The River, By Moonlight was the 100th review I posted on this blog (which is why I’m holding a huge contest, see details here).
- Trading Dreams at Midnight by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
- The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters by Lorraine Lopez
- The River, By Moonlight by Camille Marchetta
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Young Adult Fiction
- King Henry VI, Part II by William Shakespeare
- Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins
- Sarah’s Key by Tatianna de Rosnay
- Immortal by Traci L. Slatton
- The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
- The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
- Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks
- Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
- The Best Place to Be by Leslie Dormer (review coming October 8th)
- Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir
- Blue Genes: A Memoir of Loss and Survival by Christopher Lukas
- Adventure in Borneo by Jolan Durran (review pending)
- Why We Hate Us by Dick Meyer
Top Pick of the Month
After staring at my September reading for a week, I have finally chosen “Tears of the Desert” as my top pick (see my review). Not only was ‘Tears’ very well written, but it touches on some very important, very pertinent subject matter: the genocide in Darfur.
Not only is “Tears of the Desert” one of the titles available in my 100th Post Giveaway, I have two additional copies to give away later in October.