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Books Read, October 2010

Books
Fool’s Girl by Celia Rees
Blameless by Gail Carriger – This was a bit of a letdown when compared to the other two books in the series, partly because Carriger was using a particular stock plot from the romance novel that I find particularly annoying.
Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund – This was the most fun YA book I’ve read in a while. Astrid is called upon to fulfill a destiny her family has been charged with – hunting unicorns. The unicorns in this book aren’t the shining happy mystical creatures that tend to populate fantasy novels. Instead, they are dangerous, malodorous vermin. Rampant has plenty of humor and fans of fiction featuring girls kicking ass would likely enjoy this book.

Manga and Graphic Novels

Library Wars #2
Sand Chronicles #9
Detroit Metal City #6
Dengeki Daisy #1 and #2
Bakuman 1 and 2
Jyu-Oh-Sei 2 and 3
Marvel Visionares: Walter Simonson’s Thor Volume 1 – I hadn’t read these classic comics before and this collection was just as awesome as I expected it to be.
Kekkaishi 8 and 9
Story of Saiunkoku 1
The Dreaming Complete Collection
The Cinderella Inheritance and The Cinderella Solution
Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales Volume 1

Books Read, September 2010

Books

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield

Manga

20th Century Boys #10
House of Five Leaves #1
Butterflies, Flowers #4
Arata #3
Gakuen Alice #13
Amber by Night
Demon Sacred #1 and 2
Antique Gift Shop #1
We Were There #6 and 7
Hetalia: Axis Powers #1
Gente #1
Otomen #7
Kaze Hikaru #1-4, 6, and 8

Books Read, August 2010

I was able to get more reading done this month since I was on vacation!

Books

The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner – Nice swashbuckling YA historical fiction with a little bit of fantasy set during the French Revolution.
Blood Smoke and Mirrors by Robyn Bachar – Fun, funny urban fantasy novel.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – I thought I should read some steampunk.
Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Rayborn – Not as strong as the books in the Lady Julia Grey series.
Nobody Move – Denis Johnson – Great modern crime noir novel.
Last Night’s Scandal, Lord of Scoundrels, and the Sandlewood Princess by Loretta Chase

Manga and Graphic Novels

Gakuen Alice #1, 12
Skip Beat #21
Honey Hunt #5
There’s something about Sunyool #1
Flower in a Storm #2
Nana #21
Handful of Harlequin Manga
Hyde and Closer #1
Alice the 101st #1
Future Diary #7
Alice in the Country of Hearts #4
Happy Cafe #4
Arata #3
Scott Pilgrim #6

Books Read, July 2010

I usually read more books than this! I kept picking up books and putting them down without finishing them after I finished the third book in the Millennium Trilogy.

Books
Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Manga and Graphic Novels

Stolen Hearts 2
Butterflies, Flowers 3
Night Head Genesis #1
Goong: The Royal Palace 1-4
Johnny Boo Vols 1-3
Gatcha Gatcha Vols 1-3
20th Century Boys 8 and 9
Saturn Apartments #1
Twin Spica #1
Fables: The Good Prince
Fables: War and Pieces
Fables: The Dark Ages
Biomega #1
The Sheikh’s Reluctant Bride
The Shiekh’s Contract Bride
Sale or Return Bride

Books Read, June 2010

I traveled a bunch in June. At least being trapped in planes let me read a few more novels than I usually manage in a month-long period. I started reading ebooks for the first time too, plowing through the Millennium Trilogy on the iPad.

Books

Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
Lay Down my Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke
Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (ARC from ALA)

Manga and Graphic Novels
Library Wars: Love and War 1
Otomen #6
Toriko #1
Kimi ni Tokoke 4
Arata 2
Magic Touch 8
Flower in a Storm 1
Owly Volume 1
Agent Boo Volume 1
Portrait of M & N 2
Happy Cafe 3
Maid Sama 5
Millenium Prime Minister 1

Books Read, May 2010

Books

Calhoun Women and Face the Fire by Nora Roberts
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn

Manga and Graphic Novels

Batman and Son
Key to the Kingdom 4,5
Honey Hunt #4
Silver Diamond #5
Oh! My Brother #2
Alice in the Country of Hearts #3
Deadman Wonderland #2
To Terra 1-3 (reread)
Neko Ramen #1
Songs to Make you Smile
Fruits Basket Banquet
Swan #15

Books Read, April 2010

Books

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Wicked Lovely (reread) and Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Cordelia’s Honor By Lois McMaster Bujold – This counts as two books, since this edition combines Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Fun space opera stuff.
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Silent In The Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Manga

Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
My Heavenly Hockey Club #5,6,7
Skip Beat #20
Ratman #1
Key to the Kingdom #1-3
Itazura Na Kiss #2
Ristorante Paradiso
Karakuri Odette #3
Bunny Drop #1
Butterflies, Flowers #2
Mugen Spiral Omnibus

Books Read, March 2010

Books

The Hallowed Hunt By Lois McMaster Bujold – I usually enjoy books by her, but this one just seemed really boring. I had to force myself to finish it.
Magicians and Mrs Quent by Galen Beckett
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

Manga and Graphic Novels

New X-Men Volume 1 and 2
Happy Cafe #2
High School Debut #13
Venus in Love #8
Kekkaishi #2-5
Sayonara # Sensei #1 and 2
Otomen #5
Mikansei No 1 #2
Animal Academy #4
Maid Sama #4
20th Century Boys #8

Reading List, February 2010

This month was a little bit on the light side for me.

Books

A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen
Dream Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Manga

Natsume’s Book of Friends #1
Alice in the Country of Hearts #2
Haru Hana: The Complete Collection
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee #1, 2
Nana #20
Sand Chronicles #7
Vagabond #6
Stolen Hearts #1
Hanako and the Terror of Allegory #1
Sexy Voice and Robo (reread)
Bleach #30
All My Darling Daughters
What a Wonderful World #1

Reading List, January 2010

Books

Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold
Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – loved this book, am working on the sequel now.
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr – selection for my YA book club this month. Set in SLC so reading about some of the local landmarks was amusing.
Irish Trilogy by Nora Roberts – sometimes it is nice to just read three books over a weekend.


Manga and Graphic Novels

Itzakura Na Kiss #1
Butterflies, Flowers #1
Let Dai #1-3
Ooku #2
20th Century Boys #6
VB Rose #7
INVU #5
Maid Sama #3
Pumpkin Scissors #2, 3
What a Wonderful World #1
Portrait of M and N #1
Deadman Wonderland #1
St Dragon Girl #1
Alice in the Country of Hearts #1
Karakuri Odette #2