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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).

Currently reading

Herland
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ann J. Lane
Wizard and Glass
Stephen King, Dave McKean
River of Blue Fire
Tad Williams
Canada
Richard Ford
Progress: 36/420 pages

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!)