September 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

I finished 20 books this month and I have NO IDEA HOW. Six of them were audio for a total of about 70 hours, and 14 were print or ebooks for over 4000 pages. Don’t ask how I did it, I don’t know either, particularly as the last week or so of the month was pretty slow.

What I Reviewed:

Audiobooks
A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama, narrated by Simon Vance
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Line of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein, narrated by Peggy Orenstein
Liesel & Po by Lauren Oliver, narrated by Jim Dale
The Map of the Sky by Felix J Palma, narrated by James Langdon

Fiction
Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures  by Emma Straub
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
This is How You Lose Her: A Novel in Stories by Junot Diaz
Redshirts by John Scalzi
When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories by Molly Ringwald

Historical Fiction
The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis
Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Nonfiction
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
The Black CountGlory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Pick of the Month:


Other Books Read, Watch for Reviews:

Audiobook
NW by Zadie Smith, narrated by Karen Bryson and Don Gilet
The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo, narrated by Karen White
Heretic Queen: Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by Susan Ronald, narrated by Wanda McCaddon
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, narrated by Mark Deakins

Fiction
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
The Vanishing Act  by Mette Jakobsen
The People of Forever are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
The Mermaid Collector by Erika Marks
Skating on the Edge by Joelle Charbonneau

Young Adult Fiction
Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Historical Fiction
In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O’Connor McNees
Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt

Nonfiction
Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan

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

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