Saturday, September 8, 2018

Series Review of The Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn & Illustrated by Robert McPhillips

I have been trying to figure out a way to share all these books I read with you but still include other non-review posts on the blog.  One method I have come up with was to share the reviews for an entire series (or pair) of books in one post.  I will do my absolute best to keep spoilers out of these posts in case you plan to read the books, but there is a slight chance that even the synopsis of a book can give away the result of the previous book. So if you don't want to know anything at all about the later books in a series that might giveaway something in the first book STOP READING NOW!

So I originally discovered this series while browsing on Book Outlet and thought it would be a fun series to give a try before Munchkin got to this reading level. It is currently 13 books long and the most recent book was just released in May of this year, there may be more books coming in the future.   Being as it is such a long series I will link to my full review of each of the books (otherwise this would be a huge post). 

Full Series Synopsis:  "Welcome to the Kingdom of Wrenly—a new chapter book series full of fantasy and adventure.

Meet Lucas, the eight year-old prince, and Clara, the daughter of the queen’s seamstress. Lucas is an only child who longs to make friends and go on adventures. Clara knows the kingdom well, so she and Lucas team up and explore the lands of Wrenly!

In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers."

The series continues with new adventures throughout the Kingdom of Wrenly and with a variety of characters and moral dilemmas that Lucas and Clara must face and hopefully make the right decision. 

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Full Series Review: I really enjoyed this series, it is a great introduction to both chapter books and fantasy books for both young boy and young girl readers.  Each book also features a thinly veiled moral message and are pretty relatable for that young target audience.  The characters in the story have to wade through decisions and situations like bullying, lying, prejudices and even simple things like not wanting to focus on certain lessons (classes). While they did get a little repetitive for me as an adult reader, the formula is pretty much the same for each story and even the page length is exactly the same length, that does help young readers to settle into reading and understanding how stories are set up with a beginning, middle and end; conflict and resolution.  This is really a great early chapter book series that young readers will enjoy and with currently only 13 books, they will be satisfied with the ending and be able to move on to more difficult books by the end of the series.  I give this series an over all rating of Four Paws!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Early Reader Bedtime Story: Meet Rusty Rivets!

Read for: Early Reader Challenge 

Synopsis: "Meet Rusty, a ten-year-old designer and do-it-yourselfer who solves problems using ingenuity and wild, innovative inventions. With his best friend, Ruby, his robotic pet, Botasaur, and their mechanical helpers, the Bits, Rusty helps to foster kids' interest in innovation, creativity, and the Maker Movement."

My Review: I picked this one up for Munchkin, he really enjoys the Rusty Rivets show on TV. This was a nice introduction to the cast of characters for newer fans (and parents who don't know who is who). It is a great level 2 book, the print is large and bold, the sentences are short but there are multiple on a page as a step up from a level 1 book and the words are all easy to read and sound out. Munchkin enjoyed the book but he already was familiar with the characters and was more excited for the stickers in the back of the book than the story.

My Rating: While Munchkin wasn't much into this particular book, it certainly does help to pull attention from electronics and into books by having favorite TV show and movie themed books.  We give this one a rating of Three Paws.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Review of Football Season Ticket: The Ultimate Fan Guide by Will Graves

Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley & Football Season is Back!

Synopsis: "Nothing brings fans together quite like pro football, a Sunday tradition. Take a front-row seat to everything that makes the NFL great in Football Season Ticket: The Ultimate Fan Guide."

My Review:  If you have been around my blog or any of my social media for any amount of time you know I am a big football fan. As soon as I could read the names of the teams and write I was making picks with my family. So of course I had to pick this book up and give it a shot. I was very pleasantly surprised with this one, I kind of expected a lot of the same old stats and records that I have found in other books I have read. Instead I found there to be a lot of history and facts that I wasn't aware of and could really appreciate. Even if you are a fan, and have read a lot of books, this would be a good one to add to the shelves, it can be appreciated by some of the youngest and newest fans on up.

My Rating: I was very pleasantly surprised with this book, it gave a lot of information and history that I wasn't aware of and it was in a nice precise manner that made for a quick read and easy to grasp for young fans.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

I received this book via Netgalley under no obligation, the above is my honest review.

You can find out more about Will Graves's other sports books on his Goodreads Page.

Football Season Ticket was just released on September 1st so you can now obtain your own copy in print format from Amazon or in digital or print format from Barnes and Noble or check with your local bookstore or even possibly sports store.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review of Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire

Read for: Recent Purchase/ Audio book

Synopsis: "When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline.

But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way."

My Review: This was actually the first McGuire book to attract my attention, but I did end up reading it after the Wayward Children series. I listened to the audio book version of it and was a little thrown for a loop. I hadn't really paid attention to the synopsis and really should have because I wasn't expecting the whole ghost/spirit element of the story. It was a little odd to read but it was enjoyable with some interesting characters. I love the idea of going home and being an anchor for your town, though the process is a little vague and unexplained. I had a hard time following a lot of the mystical/magical portions of the story and how exactly it worked, and would have appreciated a longer book to included more explanation on that part. The climax of the story and conflict was rather rushed and came to a sudden and abrupt halt, I read the whole book building up to it and then suddenly the book was over, leaving me a little out of sorts at the end. All in all it was an interesting book that offered something a little different with some unique ideas but it left something to be desired for me.

My Rating: This is a bit of a tough one to rate, there are elements I really appreciated but it just didn't work well for me, I really needed more development or at least explanation on certain elements, maybe it would have gone better if I had read the print version, something I may revisit down the road. For now I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Review of Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle

Read for: Netgalley/ Requested Review and I LOVE this series and author

Synopsis: "Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit. They've been through too much to open their arms to a stranger―and as mysterious fires begin raging across Monroe, she can't convince them to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.

Wesley March, local fire spotter, knows Kit is right, and he's willing to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process. 
This time, it's personal."

My Review: I have been a huge Katie Ruggle fan since I originally discovered her Search and Rescue Series, so of course I jumped at an opportunity to read the next book in the K9 series (and I believe this is the last book in this series). I instantly fell in love with Wes, something about those quiet, rough, lone mountain men gets me, and he is insanely smart to boot. I also like how this was a bit of a role reversal from all of Ruggle's previous books with Kit being the one in police service. I really enjoy how she wasn't an instant part of the crew, there was definitely a warm up period, as is natural all things considered. This book really revealed that it can at times be difficult to break into that small town circle, everyone knows everyone and they are often suspicious of newcomers, though they can also be extremely welcoming. I loved the twists this book took and how it turned what we all expected from previous books in the series and turned it on its head. This was definitely a great page turner and kept pulling you into the story.

My Rating: I really enjoyed this book and loved how there was a bit of a role reversal in it with Kit being a police officer instead of the guy being in that role.  While I loved this book I am a little anxious to see what comes up next, there wasn't really much of a hint for a branch off series like there was in the Search and Rescue series branching into this series.  Anyway, this is definitely a Four Paw book for me!

I received this book via Netgalley under no obligation. The above is my honest review. 

You can find out more about Katie Ruggle and her books on her Goodreads Page or Website.

Through the Fire was just released on August 28th, 2018 and you can now obtain your own copy of it (and the whole series) in digital or print format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or check your favorite local bookstore (if they don't have in on the shelves ask them to order it for you and they usually are more than happy to do that)!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Arrgust)
Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting (Arrgust Bedtime Story)
Alone by Chabout√© (Graphic Novel)

 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

Letters to Sam
Through the Fire
Meet Rusty Rivets
Football Season Ticket
Tellos Vol.2: Kindred Spirits
Wild Kratts: 5 Wild Creature Adventures
And I Darken

Currently Reading:

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller - Print - on page 36 of  416

Pages Read/ Time Listened
426:25 Hours Listened (13:27 listened this week)
28,942 Pages Read (1,050 this week)

Books Added to Shelves Recently: TBR
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson
To the Sky Kingdom by Tang Qi
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
Luck Love and Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert Unhaul
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Reflections of Yesterday by Debbie Macomber
Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson
Caging the Merrow by Heather Rigney
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Opel
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
The Scandalous MacKenzies by Jennifer Ashley
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride by Jennifer Ashley
Frankenstein Alive! Alive! Trio by Steve Niles
Frankenstein, Alive! Alive! #4 by Steve Niles
Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye
Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye
Theirs to Take by Laura Kaye
Nightblade's Vengeance by Ryan Kirk
Tomorrowland by Steven Kotler
The Wolf by Leo Carew
My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
Beyond the Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
True North by Marie Force
The Sorting Room by Angelina Singer
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
Frankenstein Dreams by Michael Sims
The Belgaraid by David Eddings
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
Sherlock Holmes and the Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst
Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Fight for Everything by Laura Kaye
Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan
Light as Air by Mari Carr
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
Half Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
Guardian of Whills by Greg Rucka
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Opal
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Frostbite by Joshua Williamson
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Pirateology by Dugald Steer
Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Theodore Roszak
LifeL1k3 by Jay Kristoff
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez
The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Now I Rise by Kiersten White
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
The Pirate by Harold Schechter
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Bob by Wendy Mass
George by Alex Gino
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


It was still a bit of a chaotic week this last week but at least I got to read a bit!  It was insanely hot here in RI and both of Munchkin's first two days of school had early release, so there was a lot of interruptions of my work days (he also spent the first 2 days of the week in my office). But I think that I am pretty much caught up at the office and hopefully by the time school get back in session this week things will have begun to find some normalcy. The house is back in some sort of order too but I do need to get cracking on making cards, the holidays are coming soon! 

Thank goodness for a holiday here in the US, I feel like I can finally catch my breath today.  Hopefully I can get a jump on the week today both around the house and in my reading.  As you know, we are in the midst of my busy time of the year, football season starts this week as does soccer for Munchkin. Hubby is working a ton and I am trying to hold all the pieces together. I think I will escape for a bit into some bookish worlds.

What book are you hiding out in this week?

Sunday, September 2, 2018

August 2018 Challenge Update & September TBR

I really had high hopes for August, with a 2 week vacation and having informed family and friends I wanted a lot of reading time, it still didn't work out well for me. The vast majority of my reading this month was audio books and children's books to work around busy packing and traveling.  I hope you did really enjoy my Arrgust pirate themed month, I had a lot of fun reading all those pirate books and trying to find the best ones.  Anyway, on with the books I read this last month . . .

Children's Book Challenge: COMPLETE
30 - 40 books
Early Reader Challenge:
30-40 books
22. Flat Stanley at the Bat
25. Meet Rusty Rivets
26. Wild Kratts: 5 Wild Creature Adventures

Graphic Novel Challenge:
23-28 books
21. Tellos Vol. 2: Kindred Spirits

Audio Book Challenge: COMPLETE
28-32 books

46. Peter Pan
47. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
48. And I Darken

Classics Challenge: COMPLETE
5 books (1 re-read)

Series Challenge: COMPLETE
4 full series & 6 duologies
Memoirs of Lady Trent Series (5 books & 1 novella): Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 3.5Book 4Book 5 - COMPLETE
Butler VT/Green Mountain Series (9 books & 2 novellas): (Books 1-3 read in 2017) Book 4Book 4.5Book 5Book 6Book 7Book 8 Book 9 - COMPLETE (currently through 2018)
Nevernight Chronicles (2 books so far): Book 1Book 2, - COMPLETE (currently through 2018)
Winternight Trilogy (3 books): Book 1Book 2
Unicorn's Secret (8 books): Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 4
Ree Verakai Duology (2 books): Book 1Book 2 - COMPLETE
Ixian Chronicles: Book 1
The Selection Series (5 books & collection of novellas): Book 1Book 2Book 3
Kingdom of Wrenly (13 books so far): Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 4Book 5Book 6Book 7Book 8Book 9Book 10Book 11Book 12Book 13 - COMPLETE (currently)
Compass Boys Series (4 Books): Book 1Book 2Book 3
Daughter of the Pirate King ( 2 Books): Book 1Book 2 - COMPLETE
Six of Crows (2 Books): Book 1Book 2 - COMPLETE
Mask of Shadows (2 Books): Book 1,
Sin du Jour Series (7 books & 1 novella): Book 1Book 2Book 1.5Book 3Book 4, Book 5
Wayward Children Series (3 books currently): Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE (through 2018)
Girl from Everywhere Duology (2 books): Book 1Book 2 - COMPLETE
High Seas & High Stakes (2 books): Bind Up - COMPLETE
Assassin's Curse Series (2 books): Book 1Book 2 - COMPLETE
The Conqueror's Saga (3 books) - Book 1,

Requested Reviews:
No more than 25
18. Seafire
19. Through the Fire
20. Secret Project
21. Football Season Ticket

TBR Challenge:
50-75 books that I already own as of 12/31/2017
40. Letters to Sam

Books Added to Shelves in 2018:
As I read the books I purchase this year I will add a link (I will also note the month they were purchased/ read)
1. Plague of Giants (Jan./April)
2. Moonsilver (Jan./ Jan.)
3. Silver Thread (Jan./Jan.)
4. The Silver Bracelet (Jan./ Jan.)
5. Mountains of the Moon (Jan./ Feb.)
6. Practical Magic (Jan./)
7. I Love My Love (Jan./ Feb.)
8. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (Jan./ Feb.)
9. Gods of the North (Jan./March)
10. We Have Always Lived in a Castle (Jan./)
11. Life Changing Manga of Cleaning Up (Jan./Jan.)
12. Heart on Fire (Jan./ Jan.)
13.To the Sky Kingdom (Feb./ )
14. Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (Feb./Feb )
15. Letters from Wolfie (Feb./March )
16. Ketchup Clouds (Feb./ )
17. Dead Man's Walk (Feb./ )
18. Luck Love and Lemon Pie (Feb./ ) UNHAUL
19. Beartown (Feb./ )
20. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake (Feb./ Feb.)
21. Listen, Slowly (Feb./March) - DNF
22. Ravenous (Feb./ ) - UNHAUL
23. Monstrous (Feb./March )
24. The Astounding Broccoli Boy (Feb./March )
25. Terrier (Feb./ )
26. Lonesome Dove (Feb./ )
27. As Brave as You (Feb./ March )
28. Smuggler's Run (Feb./Feb. )
29. The Lost Stone (Feb./March )
30. The Scarlet Dragon (Feb./ March)
31. Sea Monster (Feb./March )
32. Daughter of the Pirate King (Feb./May )
33. The Wolves of Winter (Feb./ May )
34. Heaven on Earth (Feb./ Feb. )
35. Into the Fire (Feb./ March)
36. Still Waters (Feb./April )
37. Red Sister (March/March)
38. Reflections of Yesterday (March/)
39. Sleeping Giants (March/May)
40. Heir to the Jedi (March/April)
41. Jedi Search (March/)
42. Heart of Iron (March/April)
43. Here Comes the Sun (March/April)
44. Hermes: Tales of the Trickster (March/ March)
45. The Witches Curse (March/March)
46. Emma's Dream (March/May)
47. Eko (March/June)
48. Star Wars: Moving Target (March/May)
49. Caging Merrow (March/)
50. The Fifth Season (March/)
51. His Dark Endeavor (March/)
52. The Traveling Cat Chronicles (March/July)
53. Greedy Pigs (March/ July)
54. Lustlocked (March/June)
55. Black Powder War (March/)
56. Throne of Jade (March/)
57. The Scandalous Mackenzies (March/)
58. The Stolen Mackenzie Bride (March/)
59. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (March/)
60. Lady Castle (March/May)
61. Frankenstein Alive, Alive (March/)
62. Frankenstein Alive Alive Trio (March/)
63. Long Walk to Valhalla (March/April)
64. Hard to Serve (March/)
65. Mastering Her Senses (March/)
66. Theirs to Take (March/)
67. The Sapphire Affair (March/May)
68. The Joy of Less (April/May)
69. Nightblade's Vengeance (April/)
70. Circe (April/ May)
71. Tomorrowland (April/)
72. The Wolf (April/)
73. My Lady's Choosing (April/)
74. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death (April/May)
75. Sky in the Deep (April/April)
76. Beyond the Darkened Shore (April/)
77. Defiant Heir (April/)
78. True North (May/)
79. The Sorting Room (May/ )
80. Lost Stars (May/ )
81. Down Among the Sticks and Bones (May/July)
82. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day (May/August)*
83. Frankenstein Dreams (May/)
84. The Belgaraid (May/)
85. The Rhode Island Short Story Club presents The Club (May/June) *
86. Death Sworn (May/)
87. Sherlock Holmes and the Army of Dr. Moreau (May/)
88. A Court of Frost and Starlight (May/May)
89. Prince of Persia (May/July)
90. Zenith (May/ )
91. In the Heart of the Sea (May/ )
92. The Queen of Sorrow (May/ )
93. I Capture the Castle (May/ June)
94. Cruel Prince (May/)
95. Onyx & Ivory (May/) Unhaul
96. Princesses Behaving Badly (May/)
97. Fight for Everything (May/)
98. Catching Stars (May/)
99. Light as Air (May/)
100. Marriage Arrangement (May/May)
101. Furyborn (May/)
102. Sweet Tea & Sympathy (May/)
103. Half Drowned King (May/)
104. A Reaper at the Gates (June/June)
105. The Orphan Queen (June/ )
106. The Mirror King (June/ )
107. The Thief (June/ )
108. The Queen of Attolia (June/ )
109. King of Attolia (June/ )
110. A Conspiracy of Kings(June/ )
111. Pride's Spell(June/June)
112. Idle Ingredients(June/June)
113. Guardian of Whills(June/ )
114. Such Wicked Intent(June/ )
115. The Girl From Everywhere(June/July )
116. The Ship Beyond Time(June/July )
117. And I Darken(June/August)*
118. Frostbite(June/ )
119. The Assassin's Curse(June/August)
120. The Pirate's Wish(June/August)
121. Pirateology(June/July)
122. Polly and the Pirates: Vol. 1(June/July )
123. Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein(June/ )
124. Every Heart a Doorway(June/ July)
125. The Tiger's Daughter (July/July)
126. Grace & Fury(July/July) 
127. LifeL1k3(July/)
128. Sweet Black Waves(July/)
129. The Bird and the Blade(July/)
130. The Slow Regard of Silent Things(July/)
131. The False Fairy(July/July) 
132. The Sorcerer's Shadow(July/July) 
133. The Thirteenth Knight(July/July) 
134. Waking Gods(July/)
135. Alone(July/July) 
136. You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone(July/)
137. Now I Rise (July/ )
138. Gunslinger Girl (July/)
139. The Pirate (August/August)
140. Unhooked (August/)
141. Bob (August/)
142. George (August/)
143. These Rebel Waves (August/)
144. All Systems Red (August/)
145. Uprooted (August/)
146. Spinning Silver (August/)
147. Ruin of Stars (August/)

March Reading Stats:
I read a total of 23 books this month
2,395 pages read and 1 day, 17 hours and 27 minutes of listening

Resolutions Check in:
1. Read Less Books: I read exactly the same amount I read last year which surprises me because it was not a great reading month at all - CHECK
2. Be More aware while reading: I didn't do as great with that this month, I only made notes on one book but it is better than nothing- CHECK
3. Read More Chunky Books (12 books over 450 pages in 2018): Despite major reading plans for August, I only read 1 book over 450 pages, but again 1 is something!- CHECK
4. Use Library & Overdrive more: I am getting better at this and borrowed several books this month from the Library and so did Munchkin- CHECK
5. Purge & Re-organize shelves: Major check here, I did a huge unhaul of over 150 books and completely reorganized my shelves (I will have a post on that coming up soon) - CHECK


I did really bad sticking with my TBRs and challenge/readathons in August and I have so much more reading to get done in September! I have the Boston Teen Author Festival, Banned Book Week and a lot of catching up to do on chores and work, so while I have big TBR I am expecting to not get it all read and they will most likely be audiobooks again.

 Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller
Books 6 & 7 of the Sin du Jour Series by Matt Wallace
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Now I Rise and Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson
Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Opal
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
Bob by Wendy Mass
George by Alex Gino
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
at least start The Greatcoats Series by Sebastian de Castell
Sweep: A Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Beneath the Same Stars by Phyllis Cole-Dai
Aversion by Kenechi Udogu
The Piraroo by Marko Kitti

  What books are you reading this month? How are your challenges progressing? Any one you are going to focus on?