September 2011 Reading Wrap-Up

So I picked up the pace a little this month, as compared to August. I finished 15 print/ebooks for a total of nearly 5,000 pages read and listened to 5 audiobooks, totaling over 70 hours of listening. What stands out most this month is, I think, the really interesting nonfiction I read. I actually finished 5 nonfiction titles, three of which were reviewed this month (I completed An Accidental Mother over the summer and just reviewed it this month). All were very interesting and though-provoking. I am remembering why I love nonfiction so much!

Here’s hoping that October results in even more books read, although my weekends are scarily packed.

What I Reviewed:

A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz, narrated by
Plugged by Eoin Colfer, narrated by John Keating
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, narrated by Jack Gantos
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton

Making Waves by Tawna Fenske
The Book of Life
by Stuart Nadler
Q: A (Timeless) Love Story
by Evan Mandery
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
If Jack’s In Love
by Stephen Wetta

Skating Over the Line
by Joelle Charbonneau

Young Adult/Middle Grades Fiction
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Historical Fiction
The True Memoirs of Little K by Adrienne Sharp
The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss

An Accidental Mother by Anne Kindred
The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory
Never the Hope Itself by Gerry Hadden
Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden by Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Saturday Story Spotlight
Dot by Patricia Intriago
The Danny Books by Mia Coulton
Teach Your Buffalo to Play the Drums by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

Other Posts:
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny – Audiobook Spotlight
If You Like, Try
The Evolution of My Reading Habits
BOOK CLUB – The True Memoirs of Little K by Adrienne Sharp

Pick of the Month:

Well, there an audiobook being chosen as Pick of the Month for the second month in a row! Ready Player One by Ernest Cline won the honors by having both a rip-roaring good story, and a fantastic audio production, narrated by none other than Wil Wheaton.

Other Books Finished, Watch for Reviews:

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma, narrated by James Langton
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaum, narrated by Tara Sands
Birds of Paradise
by Diana Abu-Jaber, narrated by Tamara Marston

Practical Jean by Trevor Cole
Little Gale Gumbo
by Erika Marks
When She Woke
by Hillary Jordan

Historical Fiction
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley, Jr.
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

Note: Some of these books were provided to me for review.

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