Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Reading Recap

Because series soothe me
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson #1) by Molly Harper
Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum #8) by Janet Evanovich
Bewitching Season (Leland Sisters #1) by Marissa Doyle

Because I can't resist new picture books at the library
Dear Vampa by Ross Collins
The Purple Kangaroo by Michael Ian Black
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
The Cajun Cornbread Boy by Dianne de Las Casas

Because I like to read to the kiddos
Second-Grade Ape by Daniel Pinkwater
Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Numeroff
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
My Librarian Is a Camel by Margriet Ruurs
Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter

Because there are a ton of books about the library
The Library by Sarah Stewart
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler

Because I'm such an emo kid
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (long ago review)
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (review)

Do I even need to say that Shiver and Linger were my favorites?

The Purple Kangaroo made me smile and giggle. A grown-up picture book full of the sillies.

Compost Stew deserves all the rave reviews it's getting. Not only does it cover environmentalism, but it's also an ABC book, and the rhyming is flowy and flawless.

My Librarian Is a Camel disappointed. A book about how children around the world get their books? Awesome. Too bad that it reads so dryly.

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs is about a children's librarian-turned-vampire. You now see the appeal.

September Aspirations
I'm going to stick with my August goal of reading one novel from my own collection at school per week, maybe per two weeks. I'm not finding a whole lot of time to read for myself besides the weekend, and that's only when I'm not traveling. Maybe instead of going home for a nap after school, I'll head to a coffee shop for some afternoon reading. This month, I will read The Help. I will! And I'm re-reading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire so that when I get my turn at the library, I'll be caught up and ready to read Mockingjay. Good goals, I think. Attainable.  Hello September, here I come...



Jan von Harz said...

Your really had a great month. I love reading about all the picture books you read as that is one area I do not get a chance to delve into. Hope September is another great month for you.

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