Friday, July 3, 2009

Second Quarter Reading in Review

Here's what went on this April, May and June.

Books

I read 22 YA Novels:

Milestones by Samira Armin Hodges
Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before by David Yoo
Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab
Geektastic by various authors
Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Swoon by Nina Malkin
Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin
Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
Death by Denim by Linda Gerber
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Shelter Me by Alex McAuley
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
Look Both Ways by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard

7 Adult Fiction
The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris
Darling Jim by Christian Moerk
The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
Atticus by Ron Hansen
Turning Japanese by Cathy Yardley
Red by Jordan Summers
Shadow of Colossus by T.L. Higley

1 Non-fiction The Deep by Claire Nouvian
1 Picture Book Down Down Down by Steve Jenkins
1 Middle Grade The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater

Interviews/Guest Posts

Cindy Pon (Silver Phoenix)

Megan Frazer - for Body Image Week (The Secrets of Truth and Beauty)

Erin Dionne - for Body Image Week (Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies)

Susane Colasanti (Waiting for You)

Lauren McLaughlin (Cycler)

Paul Harris (The Secret Keeper)

Cyn Balog - in character as Morgan (Fairy Tale)

Beth Kephart (Nothing But Ghosts)

Samira Armin Hodges - in character as Faye (Milestones)

Other Posts of Interest

Tour of Hachette Book Group

Dystopian Fiction Part 2

OFFF Design Conference in Lisbon

And my most commented post (outside of contests): Authors Requesting Reviews

Stats

I passed the 100,000 page views milestone as well as 500 posts overall this quarter. 2 of my contests had nearly 400 entries each. I also blogged nearly every day, only missing a couple of Saturdays during that whole period.

As always, thanks for visiting! It is you all who keep me going :)

11 comments:

NotNessie said...

You've been a very busy blogger this spring. Great job!

Beth F said...

Wow! Awesome reading and interviews, etc. Good job! And you had BEA this quarter too.

Elizabeth said...

That is one truly impressive reading list.

Marie said...

Congrats! All that hard work pays off!

Dar said...

Wow, awesome job Lenore!

Marie said...

sounds like your blog is doing awesome!

Jen said...

Oh wow, you've been busy!

Staci said...

Lenore,
You're blog is fantastic and it shows all the hard work you've put into it making it fun and fresh every day!! Keep up the great work!!

Linda said...

Keep up the great work!

infiniteshelf said...

You did amazing! No wonder I can't get enough of your blog ;) I see lots of interesting reading in your list - many I myself want to read. I'll have to get on with that!

Amber said...

You rock! Thanks again for sending me Wintergirls and North of Beautiful. I really loved both books, and my review for North of Beautiful should be up on TeensReadToo.com any day now :)