It’s Monday! What are you reading? / Monthly Wrap-Up

Original hosted by Sheila @ Book Journeys. Children's lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.
Original hosted by Sheila @ Book Journeys. Children’s lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.


This week, I finished:

  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (children’s lit, chapter book) – super cute and not as dark as the movie
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (YA) – started out strong but the ending annoyed me so so so so so so so much
  • Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (middle grade, graphic novel) – extra super cute with the best newspaper reporter ever
  • As If!: The Oral History of Clueless… by Jen Chaney (adult, non-fiction) – FINALLY.
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (adult) – this one will stay with me for a while, in a good way

That puts my total books read for the month at 13. I am back in business, y’all. The school year has finally gotten its foot off my neck.

Other books read this month:

  • Till You Hear from Me by Pearl Cleage (adult, audiobook)
  • Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri (middle grade)
  • Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (middle grade)
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall (children’s picture book)
  • The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry (middle grade, audiobook)
  • I Love You, I Hate You, Get Lost by Ellen Conford (YA, short stories)
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (adult non-fiction, self-help)
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger (adult non-fiction)

This month, I posted:

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Challenge update:

October 2015 Blog Ahead Challenge

I did get a bunch of posts written (11 total!), three of which haven’t even gone live as I’m writing this. Hint: this is one of the three. So I’m calling it a success, especially since my goal was to, you know, just write something. Success!

Upcoming reads:

Typically, I would say what I have started reading, but November is NaNoWriMo. I had decided when I finished up The Artist’s Way that I was going to participate by using the month to write a script, which, obviously, is not a novel but a different type of writing challenge. Apparently, there used to be a thing called Script Frenzy that ran concurrent to NaNo, but NaNo stopped supporting it. However! There is now a thing called Zero Draft Thirty for screenwriting, so I am doing that.

So that’s a really long-winded way of saying that I’m probably not going to update during November because I’ll be participating in Zero Draft Thirty, which means I have no idea what I’ll actually start and finish. But! Here’s what I have out from the library:

  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • Monster: A Graphic Novel by Guy Sims (an adaptation of Walter Dean Myers’ book)
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Not to mention Winter by Marissa Meyer also comes out this month.

Of course, I have no idea where my reading whim and fancy will take me throughout the month. But I do look forward to finding out.


Anybody else participating in any of the month’s writing challenges? If so, I’d love to hear which ones!