Friday, August 8, 2014

A Three-Month Wrap-Up

Here I am! I'm still alive! :) School, work, etc., have kept me from blogging (and slowed down my reading a whole bunch, too). For the first time, I've been so busy I haven't even posted monthly wrap-ups this summer. So, here's a great big wrap-up for May, June, and July 2014!

Books I read (linked to the reviews)

The Fire (Northwest Passage #4) by John A. Heldt (review copy)
The Confabulist by Steven Galloway (new book)

The Fate of the Dwarves (The Dwarves #4) by Markus Heitz (TBR)

Darkborn (Darkborn #1) by Alison Sinclair (TBR)
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (new book)

Books I bought


A Boy of Good Breeding
by Miriam Toews
101 Creepy Creature Jokes
by Jovial Bob Stine
101 School Cafeteria Jokes
by Jovial Bob Stine

101 Vacation Jokes
by Jovial Bob Stine
The Bar Code Tattoo
by Suzanne Weyn
101 Silly Monster Jokes
by Jovial Bob Stine

June: none!


For Elise by
Oriole A. Vane Veldhuis
Hollow Earth by John
Barrowman & Carole E. Barrowman
"When Did You See Her Last?"
by Lemony Snicket

Another Pan by
Daniel & Dina Nayeri
The Kneebone Boy
by Ellen Potter

Pirate Cinema by
Cory Doctorow

Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Zia by Scott O'Dell
Indiana Jones and the Giants
of the Silver Tower
by R.L. Stine

The Beast Handbook
by Jovial Bob Stine
Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized
It's the First Day of School...
Forever! by R.L. Stine

The Treasures of Weatherby
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi

Books I bought at the Children's Hospital Book Market in May

The Morgaine Saga
by C.J. Cherryh
Jack of Kinrowan
by Charles de Lint
The Whim of the Dragon
by Pamela Dean

The Dead of Midnight
by Catherine Hunter
Apocalypse of the Dead
by Joe McKinney
Manitoba Book of Everything

Bone Dance
by Emma Bull

Books I got for my birthday in May!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Freefall by Joss Whedon

Books I got for contributing to a Kickstarter campaign

The Seekers by Brendan Myers

Books I got for free!

Can you believe someone left a hardcover copy of Under the Dome (in great condition!) in my apartment's foyer, in the spot where people leave stuff they don't want? Sweet!

Under the Dome
by Stephen King
Crisis by Robin Cook

Progress on challenges

I read 2 books for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.

I completed the following squares for the Book Bingo Challenge:

I read 0 books for the Diversity on the Shelf Challenge.

I read 0 banned or challenged books.

I read 1 book written by women.

I read 3 books for the Seriously Series Challenge.

Progress on my TBR pile:
May: I added 15 books to my to read list and removed 2, so my pile increased by 13 this month!
June: I added 0 books to my to read list and removed 1, so my pile decreased by 1 this month!
July: I added 16 books to my to read list and removed 2, so my pile increased by 14 this month!