Monday, October 31, 2011

October Reflections

I read 21 books in October.

Picture books: 2; Children's Books: 2; Middle Grade: 6; Adult: 4; Christian Fiction: 4; Christian Non-fiction: 2; Non-fiction: 1.

Review copies: 9; Library books: 12.

My top five:

The Woman in White. Wilkie Collins. 1860. 672 pages.
Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens.  1838. 425 pages.
A Year Without Autumn. Liz Kessler.  (October 11, 2011). Candlewick Press. 304 pages.
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow. James Rollins. 2009. HarperCollins. 400 pages.
Wonderland Creek. Lynn Austin. 2011. Bethany House. 400 pages.

Reviews at Becky's Book Reviews:

Darth Paper Strikes Back. Tom Angleberger. 2011. Harry N. Abrams. 176 pages.
The Unforgotten Coat. Frank Cottrell Boyce. Photographs by Carl Hunter and Clare Heney. 2011. Candlewick. 112 pages.
A Year Without Autumn. Liz Kessler. 2011. (October 11, 2011). Candlewick Press. 304 pages.
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow. James Rollins. 2009. HarperCollins. 400 pages.
Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx. James Rollins. 2011. HarperCollins. 370 pages.
The Wikkeling. Steven Arntson. Illustrated by Daniela J. Terrazzini. 2011. Running Kids Press. 235 pages.
Signs and Wonders: A Harmony Novel. Philip Gulley. 2003. HarperCollins. 224 pages.
Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. 1818. Oxford World's Classics. 250 pages.
The Woman in White. Wilkie Collins. 1860. 672 pages.
Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens.  1838. 425 pages.
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Ree Drummond. 2011. HarperCollins. 341 pages.


Reviews at Young Readers:

Umbrella by Taro Yashima. 1958/2004. Penguin. 40 pages.
Is Everyone Ready for Fun by Jan Thomas. 2011. Simon & Schuster. 40 pages.
Toys Come Home. Emily Jenkins. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. 2011. Random House. 144 pages.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss. 2011. Random House. 72 pages.

Reviews at Operation Actually Read Bible 

Lit: A Christian Guide to Reading Books. Tony Reinke. 2011. Crossway Books. 208 pages.
Wonderland Creek. Lynn Austin. 2011. Bethany House. 400 pages.
Love on the Line. Deeanne Gist. 2011. Bethany House. 365 pages.
Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship. Tullian Tchividjian. 2007. 215 pages.
A Necessary Deception. Laurie Alice Eakes. 2011. Revell. 346 pages.
Who Stole My Church? Gordon MacDonald. 2007. Thomas Nelson. 250 pages.


© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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