Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Relaxed Month of Reading...

Happy end of September, friends! Yes, it is that time again. Where I present to you my book tally for the month. I'm sure you've been wondering about me, and my list, as I read just about everything under the sun. This month has leaned decidedly toward the young adult category as only one book on my list is adult, and with the YA category, most of my reading this month has been paranormal/zombie apocalypse. Go figure :)

Oh, and before I present my list, I'd like to remind all you fun friends about my first ever contest. If you haven't entered yet, click here. You will be so glad you did...well, if you win you'll be glad ;)

Now, on with the list!!!

CRAZY by Han Nolan...I have to say that this is my pick for #1 book of the month. (I didn't Road-Trip yesterday like I was supposed to, but whatever) If you haven't read this book, you must, and if you're interested in finding out more about it, you can read my review here.

GODS IN ALABAMA by Joshilyn Jackson...September's Book Hungry Book Club pick. Not a book I'd pick up on my own, but it was a stellar read that had me at "redneck ninjas" I still giggle a little when I think of that! LOL

IT STARTED WITH A DARE by Lindsay Faith Rech...Another ARC that I had the incredible luck to read. Great book, even if the ending was a little preachy for my tastes.

THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan...A bit of a disappointment. From the blurb, I expected something a little different. Still, it was very interesting. Just not what I'd imagined.

BREAK by Hannah Moskowitz...This was actually the second time I'd read this. If you haven't enjoyed BREAK at least once, you must run right out to your library and get a copy. It is fan-freaking-tastic!!

THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES by Carrie Ryan...Admittedly, I wasn't going to read this companion to FOREST, but I'm quite glad I did. It had a lot more action and kept me on the edge of my seat. HOWEVER, it ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger, which really pissed me off :)

FALLEN by Lauren Kate...I may be getting tired of the whole paranormal thing, but I didn't really care for this. The last 60-70 pages gripped me, but the rest was just ho-hum for me. Even so, it left off in such a way that I am very interested in finding out what happens in the next installment, so I will most probably read TORMENT sometime in the near future.

WAKE, FADE, and GONE by Lisa McMann...This trilogy was not what I expected. In a good way. I picked up all three books a few months ago and for various reasons just never got around to reading them. Boy am I glad I did. This wasn't really paranormal so much as a contemporary teen novel in which the MC has the peculiar ability to jump into other people's dreams. WAKE and FADE both had great plots in which the MC uses her ability to help the police, but GONE takes a more internal path where she figures a few things out about herself and her ability only to have to make some decisions that will affect not only her life but also those who love her most.

So, that's it for me folks. What have you been reading? I'd love to hear about it!!