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Month in review

Reviews
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
Heat Rises by Richard Castle
The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker
How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Last Night by Hyewon Yum
Listen to my Trumpet by Mo Willems
Little Bo in France by Julie Andrews Edwards
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Rise of the Evening Star (audio) by Brandon Mull
Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E. Shaw
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Southernmost Cat by John Cech
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 04 by CLAMP
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 05 by CLAMP
The Watchlist edited by Jefferey Deaver
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
xxxHolic 11 by CLAMP

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for August in Review

August in Review: 08/31/12

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Star books:

  1. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
  2. Listen to my Trumpet by Mo Willems
  3. Little Bo in France by Julie Andrews Edwards
  4. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  5. Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E. Shaw
  6. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  7. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
  8. xxxHolic 11 by CLAMP

    Four Star books

  1. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
  2. Heat Rises by Richard Castle
  3. The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker
  4. How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner
  5. If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  6. Last Night by Hyewon Yum
  7. The Southernmost Cat by John Cech
  8. One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin
  9. Rise of the Evening Star (audio) by Brandon Mull
  10. Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
  11. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 04 by CLAMP
  12. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 05 by CLAMP
  13. The Watchlist edited by Jefferey Deaver
  14. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

    Three Star books

  1. Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
  2. The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
  3. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  4. Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
  5. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
  6. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
    Two Star books
  1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
  2. If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
  3. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart

    One Star books

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Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson
  2. Ottoline At Sea by Chris Riddell
  3. The Shocking Pink Hat by Frances Crane
  4. Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalz
  5. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
    Library book
  1. Between Shades of Gray (audio) by Ruta Sepetys
  2. Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 4 by Kanata Konami
  3. Evernight by Claudia Gray
  4. Freak Show by James St. James
  5. Homicide In Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
  6. I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story by Pete Nelson
  7. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  8. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  9. Keeper by Kathi Appelt
  10. The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  11. Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
  12. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin
  13. Maggie and the Pirate by Ezra Jack Keats
  14. The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, #1) by Rick Riordan
  15. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  16. Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern
  17. The Night Circus (audio) by Erin Morgenstern
  18. On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
  19. Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
  20. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  21. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  22. The View from the Top by Hillary Frank
    Review copy
  1. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
  2. In the Memory of the Map: A Cartographic Memoir by Christopher Norment
  3. Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  4. Song for Papa Crow by Marit Menzin

5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / Aug 2012

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Comment #1: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 22:52:29

Freda

I thought more highly of the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter book. Happy September reading!



Comment #2: Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 20:57:25

Pussreboots

Many of my friends loved it. I suspect I'll like the film better.