Reading Wrap Up: October 2012

October ended on Wednesday, which I completely forgot was Halloween. Anyway, I read 12 books last month. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Reading Wrap-up for October 2012, which is taking the place of this week’s bookstack.

So I’m at 162 for the year so far. I’m hoping to make really good use of SSR time at school to make sure I get to 200 this year. Unrelatedly, I did book talks for a number of the books I read this month. You’ll find links to those in the description for the video, or, if you’re watching this from, below the video.

Eruption by Roland Smith, which is the third in the Storm Runners series. I think I picked this one up at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale last year and finally got to it.

The Diviners by Libba Bray, which was intense, and took me longer to read than I would have liked. But to be fair, it’s long and the characters became difficult to keep track of. I want to do a video just about how characters are connected in this novel to help me sort it out in my mind. Or on my white board.

The Kill Order by James Dashner, which is a prequel to the Maze Runner Trilogy.

Butter by Erin Jade Lange. I haven’t forgotten that I said I was going to do a project with this one, I just haven’t gotten to it yet.

Ex Machina Vol. 2: Tag by Brian K. Vaughn. I’ll pick up the rest of these in December, most likely.

From the Mixed up Files, not Flies, of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate. It’s another book I’m adding to the books that deal with medical ethics stack, which I’ll probably do a Feature Shelf for sometime this month.

The Art of Epic Mickey by Austin Grossman. I borrowed this one from the library and now I want to play Epic Mickey. Except that I’m not allowed to play video games during the school year. Guess what I’ll be doing this summer after I finish my bookaday?

Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, which the procedural drama lover in me was excited about.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, which I enjoyed for the most part. It wasn’t as emotional as I anticipated.

Riker’s High by Paul Volponi, which was recommended to me by the librarian at my school. She said that everything in the book actually happened, though it happened to a number of different juveniles who were incarcerated at Rikers. It was an interesting read, and there are a few of my students who I think might be interested in the story.

If you’ve read any of these and want to talk about them, or you’d like to request a Feature Shelf video, leave me a comment on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Or if you’re not a social networker, you can use the contact page at Due to school November’s a low-book-count month for me, usually, but we’ll see what this month has in store.

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