September 30, 2013

September Reads

September was another great month!

I started doing collection development for the library's adult nonfiction section, which is one of my favorite job duties. I love placing orders every week and seeing the shiny new books arrive. Getting paid to buy books...basically living the dream. ;)

I performed with the library's book cart drill team during a local festival parade. We won first place!

Reading-wise, I started out with a bit of a slump in early September, but I picked up the pace and managed to finish 18 books. I read 3,217 pages and listened to 44.3 hours of audio.

This puts me at 148 books read so far in 2013 toward my goal of 200. According to Goodreads, I'm 1% behind pacing-wise, but I'm sure I'll catch up soon.

I didn't read anything that would count for the genre challenge, but I did participate in a read-a-long of a classic book I've had on my list for ages (Agnes Grey). It motivated me to read some other classics I've owned for a while, too.

6 books owned
5 books borrowed
7 books received as review copies

5 Star Reads
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (re-read)
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

4 Star Reads
Sold by Patricia McCormick
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Fallout by Todd Strasser
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
The F-It List by Julie Halpern

3 Star Reads
Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Aesop's Fables by Aesop
I Could Chew On This: And Other Poems by Dogs by Francesco Marciuliano
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

What did you read in September?


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