Happy November, friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween last night, or over the weekend for those who celebrate multiple days. Here at last we are into November, and with that is a roundup post for the #15in31 and RIP-X reading challenges.
I managed to succeed in reading 15 books for #15in31, and I read 8 books for RIP-X, some of which were included in #15in31.
#15in31 Books Read (in order):
1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
2. The Death Cure by James Dashner
3. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
4. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
6. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
7. The Kill Order by James Dashner
8. Rat Queens, Volume One by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
9. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
11. Shutter, Volume One by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca
12. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (reread)
13. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
14. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
15. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
As for books read for RIP-X, I read a lot of mystery. I have wanted to read more Sherlock Holmes stories and Agatha Christie novels, so I stuck mostly with those two. I read a couple other books to break it up. I had planned on reading short stories by Poe that I didn’t get around to, but I consider eight books to be a success. Finished books are listed below.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Valley of Fear
The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Agatha Christie:
The Body in the Library
And Then There Were None
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I don’t know when I’ll get around to reviewing these books with National Novel Writing Month starting today, but I will say that I wasn’t disappointed by any of them. They all ended up in the three to five star range for rating.