Friday, July 2, 2010

So long, June!

Whoa, June is gone, July is here, and summer is halfway over!
June was a pretty good month reading-wise. I'm averaging about 1 book a week, which was actually my school-year average. Between going home, youth trips, and summer classes, 1 book a week doesn't seem so bad!June was an especially good month due to all the AMAZING, A+ books I read in a row. Here are some stats:

Number of books:
Favorite Read: Wondrous Strange
Least Favorite Read:
Forgive My Fins (sorry, but it's true!)
Succeeds in Originality:
Sabriel (it's part high fantasy, part alternate history, all creative!)
Succeeds in Imitation: The Iron King (just not enough originality to outweigh all the cliches)
Best Narrator/MC:
Grace Divine, The Dark Divine (a girl who is smart, compassionate, not whiny and learns from her mistakes)
Worst Narrator/MC: Lily Sanderson, Forgive My Fins
Best Love Interest: tie between Sonny, Wondrous Strange & Touchstone, Sabriel
Best Wisecracking Sidekick Character: Mogget the talking cat in Sabriel
Author (out of this group) I'd love to hang out with: Lesley Livingston (author of Wondrous Strange)
Total # of pages read: 2,067

Final Grades:
The Iron King
Wondrous Strange
The Spook's Nightmare: not reviewed, but I'd give it anThe Dark Divine
SabrielForgive My Fins: review coming up

8 shout-outs!:

flanpnhfpnanfnFN said...

i'm kind of jelous i've wanted to read and review Dark Devine, The Iron King, Wonderous Strange and Forgive my fins pretty badly-

Darlyn said...

I have not read the dark divine yet too!So jealous with you!

The Book Owl said...

I love this whole sum up! I hope you continue doing them. I completely agree - Sabriel blew my expectations and was completely amazing!

RaĆ­la said...

Oh, thank you for not making me think I'm the only one who can't read, like, dozens and dozens of book per month, Amelia! LOL. You've read a few awesome books, by the way. :)

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I've read The Iron King and The Dark Divine, but I gotta say I enjoyed TIK a lot more! TDD was okay and I do plan on reading the series. (:

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

Sounds like I need to put Wondrous Strange at the top of my to read list. I have it (and have had it for awhile).
I liked the second half of Iron King more than the first. Dark Divine was interesting.
I haven't read anything by Garth Nix.

Jillian said...

Awesome reads! You're lucky to have read all pretty good books with good ratings.

Sarah said...

I am about to start reading Wondrous Strange in a few days. Hope you have a great July!

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