BOOKS - October

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...
The Tiny King by Taro Miura. 
Standing In for Lincoln Green by David Mackintosh.
It by Alexa Chung.
Pantone Color Puzzles by Tad Carpenter.
You're a Rude Pig, Bertie! by Claudia Boldt.
Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Yarlett.
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.