January 2012: Month in Review

This has been one busy month for reading. Seriously, check me out. I’m ahead by a few books in my whopper of a book challenge (225), even though I have work, go to the gym (when I’m feeling motivated, which is unfortunately not every day), and have some semblance of a social life. And when I say ahead by a few books, I mean I’m only one book behind for a book-a-day challenge. Yikes. So do I sacrifice life and go for it? That would be a bad idea, but so tempting.

These books break down thusly. The starred titles were my favorites.

13 YA:
Drowning InstinctIlsa J. Bick*
The Gathering Storm – Robin Bridges (Debut Author Challenge)
Halflings – Heather Burch (Debut Author Challenge)
The Way We Fall – Megan Crewe
Tempest – Julie Cross (Debut Author Challenge)
New Girl – Paige Harbison
Ditched – Robin Mellom (Debut Author Challenge)
Fracture – Megan Miranda (Debut Author Challenge)*
Tantalize – Cynthia Leitich Smith
Eternal – Cynthia Leitich Smith
Blessed – Cynthia Leitich Smith
Diabolical – Cynthia Leitich Smith
Goliath – Scott Westerfeld

8 Adult:
Machine Man – Max Barry
Compulsively Mr. Darcy – Nina Benneton
The Tea Rose – Jennifer Donnelly*
Revealing Eden – Victoria Foyt (marketed for YA, but reads more like romance)
A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness*
The Dispatcher – Ryan David Jahn
The Baker’s Daughter – Sarah McCoy
The Winter Palace – Eva Stachniak

4 Manga:
Fullmetal Alchemist – Hiromu Arakawa*
Ouran High School Host Club – Bisco Hatori
Boys Over Flowers – Yoko Kamio
Black Cat – Kentaro Yabuki

3 Audiobooks:
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Hamlet – William Shakespeare

2 Middle Grade:
A Wind in the Door – Madeleine L’Engle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet – Madeleine L’Engle

Clearly, YA still dominates my reading, but I’m not doing too badly for variety overall. Go me!

One response to “January 2012: Month in Review”

  1. Heather says:

    This is insane, but in the best way possible, friendface. I bow to your reading superiority and wish I could emulate it 🙂

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