Thursday, August 31, 2017

*Platypire Read-A-Thon* August Results

Photo Courtesy of Platypire Maribel.

August is over y'all. Kids are heading back to school and the lazy days of summer are done. That means it's time to see how I did with my reading list for the month. I'm pleasantly surprised, to be quite honest.  (Note: The * denote books that were on my currently reading shelf at the beginning of August. If you'll remember, I stated that by the end of the year I want to have all those books finished.)

R - Read
C - Currently Reading
T - To Be Read
NR - Needs Reviewed


R - Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman (July)* - Review
R - Sneak Peek: The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren (July) - Review
R - Sneak Peek: A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly (August) - Review
R - Sneak Peek: Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman (August) - Review
R - Sneak Peek: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (August) - Review
R - A Little Like Destiny by Lisa Suzanne (August) - Review

Titles link to reviews.

Feed by M.T. Anderson (May)
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (June)
Teenage Diaries Then and Now edited by Joe Richman (June)
The Gathering by Dan Poblocki (June)
Freakling by Lana Krumwiede (June)
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli (June)
Royal Guard of Draga by Emma Dean (May)
Lost Boy by Christina Henry (June)
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay (June)
In Our Backyard by Nita Belles (June)
Treading Water by Ginna Moran (May)

Needs Reviewed

NR - Mary Ting Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Bicycle Thieves by Mary di Michele (March)
NR - Alexandrea Weis Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Ginna Moran Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Mary Ting Proofread (Not yet listed on Goodreads)
NR - Princess of Draga by Emma Dean (July)
NR - Damned by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor (July)
NR - ISAN by Mary Ting (2016)
NR - Strike a Pose by Ginna Moran (August)
NR - The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff (July)*
NR - The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor (June)*
NR - Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray (July)*
NR - Son by Lois Lowry (May)*
NR - A House for Happy Mothers (April)*
NR - The Address by Fiona Davis (July)
NR - The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana (June)

NR - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (June)

Currently Reading

C - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (2015)*
C - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2015)*
C - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2016)*
C - Sweetwater: The Kihn by Rivi Jacks (2015)*
C - Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur (2015)*
C - The Voyage by Tammie Painter (2015)*
C - Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder (2015)*
C - The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop (2015)*
C - Troll by Ashley C. Harris (2015)*
C - The Sanctum of Souls by R.K. Pavia (2015)*
C - The Travelers by Chris Pavone (2015)*
C - Back of Beyond by Neeny Boucher (2016)*
C - The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (2016)*
C - Letter's From Paris by Juliette Blackwell (2016)*
C - An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur (2016)*
C - River of Ink by Paul M.M. Cooper (Jan)*
C - The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Jan)*
C - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (2016)*
C - My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (Feb)*
C - Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Feb)*
C - Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Feb)*
C - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (April)*
C - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (May)*
C - The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams (June)*
C - Only Ever You by Lisa Suzanne (July)
C - Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives (July)
C - Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (July)
C - Artemis by Andy Weir (August)

To Be Read

T - The Devil's Prayer by Luke Gracias (Feb)
T - Courage to Soar by Simone Biles (March)
T - In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett (March)
T - The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse (April) 
T - The Radium Girls by Kate Moore (April)
T - Betwixters: Once Upon a Time by Laura C. Cantu (June)
T - Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (July)
T - Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale (July)
T - Zoonauts by Richard Mueller (July)
T - Cooking for Ghosts: The Secret Spice Cafe by Patricia V. Davis (July)
T - The Scary Train Ride by Marlene Bischoff (July)
T - Skyward Bound: Hot-Air Ballooning by Alese & Morton Pechter (July)
T - Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home by Jody A. Dean, Ph.D. (July)
T - Gerome Sticks His Neck Out by L.S.V. Baker (July)
T - The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel (GR) (July)
T - The Fable of the Snake Named Slim by Doug Snelson (August)
T - How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas (August)
T - How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis (August)
T - Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle (August)
T - Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice & Christopher Rice (August)
T - Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (August)
T - Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (August)
T - A Thousand Rooms by Helen Jones (August)
T - The Border by Steve Schafer (August)
T - Berserker by Emily Laybourne (August)
T - Nemesis by Anna Banks (August)
T - The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus (August)

So at the beginning of the month I said that I wanted to get all my currently reading books finished by the end of the year. I'm happy to report that having finished six of those books this month, I am on track for that goal at the moment. I'm also happy to report that aside from a few sneak peeks that were not yet available on Netgalley at the beginning of August and a proofread that I did not know I would be getting this month at the beginning of August, I stuck to my list! Unfortunately, I didn't get completely caught up on review writing like I was hoping to. I managed to get pretty much all of the reviews that needed to be written at the beginning of the month done (except for proofreads that can't yet be published, but most of those reviews are written). And I have fewer books added to my Needs Reviewed section than I moved off of it (only by one, but that's still less), so I'm making progress.

But even more impressive is that counting my four sneak peeks, I read 15 books this month! Go me! So how many books did you read in August?  - Katie 

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