Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reading Reflections: September 2010

Books Read:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (review)
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway (review)
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (review)
Blameless by Gail Carriger (review)

Total Number of Books Read This Month: 4

Total Number of Books Read This Year: 48

Most Anticipated:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Biggest Let Down:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Favorite Read:
Blameless by Gail Carriger

Highest Rank:
5 Butterflies

Lowest Rank:
4 Butterflies

Overall Reflection:
Though, I didn't quite reach 5 books this month, I made my monthly goal of 4. Overall, a great month of reading. Now, I know that it may be a little shocking that I put Mockingjay as my biggest disappointment this month, but it's the honest truth. I really was hoping for a little something different. It was very dark and not as enjoyable for me as the previous Hunger Games books. The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June and The Body Finder were both surprising reads for me. I was quite shocked at how much I actually enjoyed them! Blameless was by far my most favorite read this month. I just love Gail Carriger's witty voice! I look forward to another great month of reading in October. I have started Twenty Boy Summer in honor of Banned Books week, so keep an eye out for that review! ;) I hope everyone else had an interesting and productive month of reading! :)


  1. I'm sad to see that Mockingjay was the biggest letdown...I loved it, but I know a lot of people were disappointed. Too bad, I guess! :)

  2. Still a great number of books you have read! ;) Here's to more books next month.

  3. I am looking forward to Benway's and Carriger's books. :-)

  4. I havent read Mockingjay yet but I do have hight expectations of it.

  5. *cough* I missread. I thought you had 48 LEFT. Whoops. But hey, kickassery in the number of books read department! Go you!

  6. @Liz
    I am definitely working on reading more books this month! Thanks for the encouragement! :)

    I'm glad you liked it! I know there are many like-minded readers who agree with you! :)

    Thanks love!

    They're both great books! :)

    Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it!

    Hahaha!!! That's too funny! :P

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  8. Mockingjay was a bit disappointing to me too. Congrats on meeting your goals! I've got to read the Carriger books - they sound wonderful!

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  9. @Mad Scientist
    Thank you for the award! :)

    I really was a bit disappointed with Mockingjay. :( The Carriger books are fantastic! I hope you give them a try! :)