Sunday, October 30, 2011

October's Frighteningly Small Reading List

Do you see a trend lately peeps? Yep, my reading lists keep getting shorter and shorter.  I'm pretty sure next month will be about the same, as November and December are notoriously slow reading months for me.  Ah, well.  What am I gonna do, right? 

I know.  I know.  Read more.  We shall see, minions.  We shall see.  But, enough idle chatter.  On with My October reading list!

  • PRETTIES by Scott Westerfeld ... YA dystopian (audiobook)  The second in Westerfeld's UGLIES series.  Highly recommended read.
  • DITCHED by Robin Mellom ... YA contemporary (ARC...release date 01/10/2012) A fun, light and fluffy teen romance.
  • PARTY by Tom Leveen ... YA contemporay I looked into this book after having read an ARC of Leveen's sophmore effort, ZERO.  PARTY is a smart, well-thought out story of eleven teens and how their lives change over the course of one night.
  • ABANDONED by Cody McFadyen ... Mystery/Suspense   The fourth book involving kick-ass FBI agent Smoky Barrett and her crew.  McFadyen weaves fast-paced thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first to the last page, with almost no rest in between.  Those of you who like Harlen Coben, James Patterson, Karen Slaughter, etc, you simply must check this guy out.  (If you're new to McFadyen, you don't have to read his books in order, but I think it helps.  They are: SHADOW MAN, THE FACE OF DEATH, THE DARKER SIDE, and then ABANDONED)
  • SWEET AS SIN by Inez Kelley ... Romance  This was our Book Hungry October selection.  Not really my taste, but the book did have some redeeming qualities.
  • ZOMBIE TAG by Hannah Moskowitz ... Middle Grade (ARC...release date 12/20/2011) My favorite read this month! Great story.  You should check it out :)
  • DESTINED by PC & Kristin Cast ... YA paranormal    One of the few vampire series I willingly read anymore.  After the letdown of AWAKENED, I didn't have very high expectations for this installment, but with DESTINED, I was once again reminded why I loved vampires so much.
That's it, folks.  Not too many this month.  So, tell me.  Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think?  Also, any ideas for next month?  I'm all ears :)