Saturday, August 1, 2009

July Books

Middle Grade
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban (re-read) *
  • Fantastically wonderful
The Houdini Box, by Brian Selznic
  • meh.
Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes, by Wendelin Van Draanen (audio book)
  • my least favorite Sammy to date - she was just so reckless it made me crazy.
Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception, by Wendelin Van Draanen (audio book) *
  • This is more like the Sammy I know and love :)

Young Adult
Story of a Girl, by Sara Zarr
  • I found it difficult to relate to Deanna, but it was an alright read

The Actor and the Housewife, by Shannon Hale
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfiel
  • it was ok, a bit long though

The Color Code, by Taylor Hartman
  • too long and one-size-fits all, but somewhat amusing none-the-less

So, this month pretty much sucked for reading/reviewing. But! We've finished moving, have the internet back up, and I stole lots books from my sister-in-law, so things are definitely looking up for August.


Laura H said...

I thought the 13th Tale was a bit long too and NOTHING like I thought it would be about.

Susan said...

I loved THE COLOR CODE, but wasn't wild about A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT. I really want to read the new Shannon Hale - the reviews I've read make it sound really interesting.