Books. Books. Books. Books.
Here we go with the monthly book post.
Want more? Of course you do - here's the September book post (plus the picture book one), the June / July / August one (and the picture book one), here's the December / January / February / March one, and here's all the rest. You can always browse through everything filed under the "books" tag here.
Let's start off with the awesome collection of books I discovered last month / books that were released over the course of last month...
Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People by Matt Hoyle.
The Tiny King by Taro Miura.
Standing In for Lincoln Green by David Mackintosh.
It by Alexa Chung.
Mouse House Tales / You are the Pea, and I am the Carrot / Nina's Book of Little Things / Cheese Belongs to You!
Pantone Color Puzzles by Tad Carpenter.
L'Aika: Astronaut Dog / Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat / I'm a Frog: An Elephant & Piggie Book / Beautiful Darkness
You're a Rude Pig, Bertie! by Claudia Boldt.
Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Yarlett.
Great Showdowns the Return by Scott C.
Okay, now for the books I read in October.
I loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It made me so smiley. It's been a long time since I've read a love-story-romance-y-young-adult-ish book and I'm glad that this was the one I ended up reading. Now I want to read everything else she's written. Also - great name. Double R. I love a double initial.
I was disappointed in the last Harry Hole book, but I enjoyed Police and sped through it in about a day (well, a night to be exact).
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness - the last book in the Chaos Walking trilogy. I'm sad I'm done with them and look forward to the movie.
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival by Dene Low - strange, but pretty good. Great cover illustration by Jen Corace (which is - truth be told - the reason why I bought the book).
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier - I really enjoyed this (so inventive) and I'm trying to convince my sister to use it as the next read-aloud book in her class.
I always have a stack of about four or five books going at once and I've had The Woman in White and The Brothers Grim: The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen in that stack for MONTHS. It's not that I didn't enjoy them, it's just that they took me forever to get through. But I'm glad that I read both of them. Which doesn't really make a lot of sense, but that's the way it went.
Slimed! has a lot of flaws (in the way it's put together, in the subjects covered, etc.) and is nowhere near as awesome as the Saturday Night Live oral history....but I did find out a bunch of Nickelodeon factoids and if you watched a lot of Nickelodeon as a kid you'll probably find it a worthwhile read as well.