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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

October Observations

I read 20 books during October.

 

5 star

  1. True Crime Addict / James Renner (RL Book Club)

 

4 star

  1. The Severed Streets / Paul Cornell (H)
  2. Wise Children / Angela Carter (H)*
  3. Doctor Sleep / Stephen King (H)
  4. The Only Child / Andrew Pyper (H)
  5. The High Window / Raymond Chandler (H)
  6. Carmilla / Sheridan J. Le Fanu (H)
  7. Diary of a Young Girl / Anne Frank
  8. Northanger Abbey / Jane Austen (H)*
  9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children / Ransom Riggs (H)
  10. And I Darken / Kiersten White

 

3 star

  1. Bitten / Kelley Armstrong (H)
  2. What the #@&% is That? (H)
  3. At the Mountains of Madness / H.P. Lovecraft (H)*
  4. The Gap Into Conflict / Stephen R. Donaldson (SFF)
  5. Late Bite / John Matsui (H)
  6. Use of Weapons / Iain M. Banks (SFF)
  7. The Secret Life of Germs / Philip Tierno
  8. Down and Out in the New Economy / Ilana Gershon
  9. Help for the Haunted / John Searles (H)

 

The best book of the month was also a re-read (True Crime Addict) and I found it almost as fascinating the second time through, a real feat. 

 

Thirteen of these titles were for Halloween Bingo.  They are indicated by (H).

 

Two were part of my Science Fiction & Fantasy reading project (SFF).  Three were part of the Boxall 1001 Books (*).

 

All in all, I would have to say that it was a successful month of reading (and I managed to have a social life too, go me!)