Sunday, 2 October 2011

In My Mailbox & Breaking Down the Monster: October

This post is going to be a joint post for In My Mailbox and Breaking Down the Monster. If you missed the first of the monster posts, go read the one for September. But in short, we're breaking down our TBR piles (a.k.a. the monsters) and picking out which books we're going to read each month and the goal is to stick to reading those books and try to finish them all by the end of the month (and feel free to join in with your own posts/use the banner if you want).

We'll start with IMM:


Just one book this week, but super excited about it!

For Review:
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

And a quick note. I started a tumblr all about my college process after being inspired by a bunch of people tumblring about their first year of college. So, it's here if you want to follow my college process and thoughts and musings (there's a lot of thoughts about yeah.)



I bought Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (so now I own the entire Chaos Walking trilogy) and Boy's Life by Robert McCammon (which I've heard amazing things about and I read a few quotes from it on tumblr and they were awesome). And I was sent Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon for review which I'm really excited about and also Playground by 50 Cent (not really my kind of thing, if I don't read it then I may give it to my nephew to read).

And for the monster update...

We'll both tell you how our September reading went then give you our October lists. We'll give a list of our September books and: bold = the ones we read, strike out = the ones we did not read,  italics = books read which were not on the list originally, books* = ones started but not finished.


September books and update:

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

One Day by David Nicholls
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

*Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
Ashes by Isla Bick
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

*Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

October books will be:

Seeing as September went pretty well (I mean, I may not have read all the books I chose but I read most and quite a few extra ones), I'm gonna just do what I did with September and read as many as I can of these ones and allow myself to read any extra books or review books too.

The picture isn't very clear (phone picture) but anyway, the books are:
Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey (review book)
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (review book)
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith
A Little Princess by...the author whose name I can't quite remember right now
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, 
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles 
Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves 
A Nothern Light by Jennifer Donnelly 
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Also included but not pictured because Amazon has yet to ship them: Hurricane, Remembrance and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.



So, as far as September went...
1. The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegan
2. Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
3. Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
4. Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jenn Violi
5. Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
7. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
8. Supernaturally by Kiersten White
9. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
10. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy*
11. Life of Pi by Yann Martel*
12. Looking for Alaska by John Green*
13. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
14. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
15. Bunheads by Sophie Flack
I spent longer then I planned trying to read Life of Pi and Return of the Native...then I never finished them. I might finish Life of Pi one day but...meh.

Now, my October books:

1.Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
2.Everneath by Brodi Ashton
3.Supernaturally by Kiersten White
4.The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
5.Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
6.Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
7.The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
8.The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
9.Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
10.Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

 Let's see if I can do better this month!


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