Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Reflections

This month I read 50 books. 

My top 5:
Sophie's Squash. Pat Zietlow Miller.
That Is Not A Good Idea. Mo Willems.
Prince of Foxes. Samuel Shellabarger. 
Venetia. Georgette Heyer.
The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabeth England. Ian Mortimer.

Children's Books

  1. Sophie's Squash. Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. 2013. Random House. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  2. That Is Not A Good Idea. Mo Willems. 2013. HarperCollins. 48 pages. [Source: Library] 
  3. I'm A Frog. (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Mo Willems. 2013. Hyperion. 58 pages. [Source: Library] 
  4. Little Bear's Little Boat. Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.  2003/2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 30 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  5. Big Bear's Big Boat. Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  6. The Invisible Boy. Trudy Ludwig. Illustrated by Patrice Barton. 2013. Random House. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  7. Tiny King. Taro Miura. 2013. Candlewick Press. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  8. The Silver Button. Bob Graham. 2013. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]     
  9. Handel, Who Knew What He Liked. M.T. Anderson. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. 2004/2013. Candlewick. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Middle Grade and Young Adult
  1. Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll. 1871. 228 pages. [Source: Bought]
  2. North of Nowhere. Liz Kessler. 2013. Candlewick. 272 pages. [Source: Library] 
  3. The Fantastic Family Whipple. Matthew Ward. 2013. Penguin. 400 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl. 1964. 155 pages. [Source: Library] 
  5.  Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Roald Dahl. 1972. 166 pages. [Source: Library] 
  6. The Wild Queen. Carolyn Meyer. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 420 pages. [Source: Review Copy]  
  7. Loving Will Shakespeare. Carolyn Meyer. 2006. Harcourt. 272 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
  8. Divergent. Veronica Roth. 2011. May 2011. HarperCollins. 496 pages. [Source: Library] 
  9.  Insurgent. Veronica Roth. 2012. HarperCollins. 525 pages. [Source: Library]
  10. Noah Barleywater Runs Away. John Boyne. 2010/2012. Random House. 240 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
  11. The Last Dragonslayer. Jasper Fforde. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 296 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  12. Mistress Pat. L.M. Montgomery. 1935. 288 pages. [Source: Bought].
  13. Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team. Warren St. John. 2012. Random House. 240 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
Adult Books
  1. Great Tales From English History, vol. 2. Robert Lacey. 2004. Little, Brown. 288 pages. [Source: Library]
  2. Great Tales from English History, volume 3. Robert Lacey. 2008. Little, Brown. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
  3. The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabeth England. Ian Mortimer. 2013. Viking. 416 pages. [Source: Library]
  4. Caroline the Queen. Jean Plaidy. 1968. 415 pages. [Source: Library] 
  5. Sylvester, Or, The Wicked Uncle. Georgette Heyer. 1957/2004. Harlequin. 350 pages. [Source: Bought]
  6. Venetia. Georgette Heyer. 1958/2009. Harlequin. 368 pages. [Source: Gift]  
  7. Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess. James Chambers. 2007. 256 pages.
  8. Unknown Ajax. Georgette Heyer. 1959. 384 pages. [Source: Library] 
  9. Civil Contract. Georgette Heyer. 1961/2009. Harlequin. 432 pages. [Source: Library]  
  10. Prince of Foxes. Samuel Shellabarger. 1947. 433 pages. [Source: Library] 
  11. Antony and Cleopatra. William Shakespeare. 1608. [Source: Bought]
  12. Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare. 1601-02. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  13. All's Well That Ends Well. William Shakespeare. 1605. [Source: Bought] 
  14. Drood. Dan Simmons. 2009. Little, Brown. 784 pages. [Source: Bought] 
  15. Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1886. 144 pages. [Source: Bought] 
Christian Fiction and Nonfiction
  1. Return to Me. Lynn Austin. 2013. Bethany House. 464 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  2. To Live Is Christ To Die Is Gain. Matt Chandler. 2013. David C. Cook. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  3. A Call To Spiritual Reformation. Priorities from Paul and His Prayers. D.A. Carson. 1992. Baker. 232 pages. [Source: Bought] 
  4. When Comes The Spring. Janette Oke. 1985. Bethany House. 252 pages. [Source: Library]  
  5. A Wreath of Snow. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2012. Waterbrook. 224 pages. [Source: Library]
  6. Under A Blackberry Moon. Serena B. Miller. 2013. Revell. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
  7. Does Prayer Change Things? (Crucial Questions) R.C. Sproul. 1998. Reformation Trust. 88 pages. [Source: Bought] 
  8. The Strength of His Hand. Lynn Austin. 2005. Bethany House. 336 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  9. Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. Eric Metaxas. 2007. HarperCollins. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]
  10. Faith of My Fathers. Lynn Austin. 2006. Bethany House. 320 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  11. Among the Gods. Lynn Austin. 2006. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Bought] 
  12. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. Sally Lloyd Jones. 2013 (Leather). Zonderkidz. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  13. The Cat in the Window And Other Stories of the Cats We Love. Callie Smith Grant, ed. 2013. Revell. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


fredamans 1:10 PM  

I LOVE Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One of my favorite childhood reads!

Happy Halloween and happy October reading!

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