This is it: the final update of my September to beginning of November Book Ban. Unfortunately, I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but I will say for the entire month of October I didn’t buy a single book! Still, September I caved a bit thanks to Word on the Street, but I’d like to think I can keep this up. I own so many books (both physical and digital) so my goal is to continue to cut back as much as I can and knock out more of my TBR. At this point in the year, I’ve read 261 Books! It’s been an inanely productive year for reading, and I can only hope I keep the pace up. Think I can make it to 300 before the end of the year?
Anywho, onto the books!
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – Reviewed!
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin — I am going to have to find the rest of this series because I really enjoyed this first book. I love LeGuin’s way of telling a story and I like that she doesn’t give you all of someone’s characterization right off the bat and that the readers get to grow with Sparrowhawk as the story unfolds. Quite enjoyed this one!
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill — Other than the dog murder (I don’t know why but in this book it bothered me so damn much), I really loved this one. The creep factor was genuine, the amount of times I laughed uncomfortable and then went OMGWHATTHE was frequent. Just a fun romp. I ended up buying this book for a few of my friends as holiday gifts simply because I think they’ll enjoy it too.
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater — This book was SO MUCH BETTER THAN LAMENT! I was fine with the first book, but I feel like James was such a better protagonist for this story, especially because Dee’s characterization went completely downhill for me. This book takes some interesting twists and turns as well, and I can only hope we’ll get a third book in this series at some point.
Trapped by Kevin Herne — Book Five of the Iron Druid series and omg this made hockey references in terms of how crappy the Leafs are as a team and I nearly died. Also the sexual humour in this was pretty funny and quite spot on. Only two more books in this series and then I am caught up!
Love and Other Theories, by Alexis Bass — There’s a review appearing on the blog soon, but the short version: I wanted to throw this book in a fire, that’s how angry it made me.
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond — Review!
Waistcoats and Weaponary by Gail Carriger — Review!!
Number of books bought on the ban: 9 (None purchased in October, I blame Word on the Street for me failings in September!)
Number of (owned) books read on the ban: 33