Saturday, November 30, 2013

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: November 2013

This month was a good month, as far as good books go! It helps that two of the books I read this month were rereads and three were written by my two of my favorite authors (CoHo and Katie McGarry!) :D Like I said, a really good month! However, this month I really fell behind in blogging, writing reviews and reading. I'm 4 books behind in terms of my 2013 Reading Challenge goal, and the reason why this post is late is because I didn't have half of these reviews written. I still need to write them, but that won't be until I'm on my Christmas break so I figured I might as well post this. It's late anyway, right? I have a long Christmas break in December so let's hope for a great month next time!

November Reads

The Fault in Our Stars
5 of 5 stars
1st read: August 4 - August 6, 2012
2nd read through: Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2013

This is one of those books that no matter how hard I try to write a review that will serve this book justice, I am simply incapable of doing so.

But, alas, I wr...
Death of a Salesman
1 of 5 stars
No, thank you, not my thing.
Dare You To
0 of 5 stars
Pre-release thoughts on Dare You To:I kind of liked Isaiah and, I don't know how I feel about that anymore, but I do know this book is going to be AMAZING! Cannot wait!

Post-read thoughts: I loved this book! I did! I really di...
The Help
5 of 5 stars
First read through: July 2011
Second time: Oct 29 2013 - Nov 17 2013

Incredible book! I first read it before seeing the movie, and I remember loving the movie and how well they did the book justice, but as I read it this time around, WO...
Finding Cinderella
5 of 5 stars
Find this and many other reviews on my blog, Holly's Reading Hollow

Warning: This book contains language and sexual content.

I think it might be accurate to say this is my favorite novella I've ever read. Most novellas are wonderful ad...
Losing Hope
5 of 5 stars
Pre-read reaction:


Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
5 of 5 stars
I read a review for this book in which the reviewer talked about the redundancy of Katie's message. Now, I am not slamming this review. The reviewer gave this book 4 stars and loved Katie's story, but I was thinking about her review as I...

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Book I'm Most Looking Forward to Reading Next Month:

Review: Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis & Beth Clark

About the book:

What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn’t know any of the language? 

A passion to make a difference. 

Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved, so broken by the people and the children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Her story is like Mother Teresa’s in that she has given up everything—at such a young age—to care for the less fortunate of this world. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, has gone on to adopt 14 children during her time in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family, which includes children with special needs. To further her reach into the needs of Ugandans, Katie established Amazima Ministries. The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide. Each sponsor's $300/year provides schooling, school supplies, three hot meals a day, minor medical care, and spiritual encouragement. Katie expected to have forty children in the program; she had signed up 150 by January 2008; today it sponsors over 400. 

Another aspect of the ministry is a feeding program created for the displaced Karamojong people—Uganda's poorest citizens. The program feeds lunch to over 1200 children Monday-Friday and sends them home with a plate for food; it also offers basic medical care, Bible study, and general health training. 

Katie Davis, now 21, is more than fascinating, she's inspiring, as she has wholeheartedly answered the call to serve.

Pages: 266
Published by: Howard Books (October 4, 2011)
Genre: Autobiography

My rating for Kisses from Katie:

I read a review for this book in which the reviewer talked about the redundancy of Katie's message. Now, I am not slamming this review. The reviewer gave this book 4 stars and loved Katie's story, but I was thinking about her review as I read this book. Tell me: How is a story about a faithful person whose purpose of writing this book is to share her story of how God's plan for her has completely turned her life inside out (in the best way possible) redundant? A story about her struggles in Uganda, the love she feels every day, and living God's way? Life sometimes has redundancy, but there are always lessons to be learned every day. I don't think this book was redundant; I think Katie was trying to show many different examples of how God has never failed her, and no matter how many times she has moments of weakness, she will not give up on him because he always provides and she loves him.

Something that struck me most is that Katie is not a great person. She is, of course, beautiful, loving, and caring, but it is God who is great and is doing great things through her. She is a sinner, has her moments of doubt and weakness. She is just like us. But she is giving her whole life to God and is trying to live her life exactly how God wants her to. She isn't perfect and she doesn't try to hide it. If we gave our lives to Jesus, we too could do God's will.

A culmination of Fisher Amelie's VAIN, Katie's open and compassionate heart, and God's plan for me has led me to rate this book 5-stars. Starting in 2014, I am going to be sponsoring a child through Amazima Ministries and I am so excited! And one day I will go to Uganda.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Fall 2013 Edition

I don't know if there is a specific way to do a Stacking the Shelves post, so I'm just going to wing this!

Over the past few months, I've accumulated so many books that some of my books don't have shelves! I don't add books to my collection very often (I'm a library lover), so this is quite significant for me. For now, this is just a post on all the books outside of my bookshelf. At the end of the year, I will make a post showing all of my new books from 2013! :)

My new books without homes.
From top to bottom:

1. Dare You To by Katie McGarry
My friend Sabrina from i heart y.a. fiction sent me her ARC of DYT for me to review on her blog! Watch out for me review in the next few weeks!
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. Annie's Ghost by Steve Luxemberg
4, 5, & 6. 
These are books I picked up to make a book tree! The titles aren't important haha.
7. Catena by Armen Melikian
My librarian gave this to me to read. I have no idea what it is about! I think it is a dystopian.
8. The black thing = my kindle!
I wasn't so fond of this when I first got it but I've grown to really like the convenience of it.
9, 10, 11, & 12. East of Eden, Brave New World, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby
Had to read for school. Only East of Eden was worth the read.
13. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Okay, this one actually isn't a new addition to my collection. It's just run-off from my overflowing bookshelf. But it's a great book!
14. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Courtesy of Sabrina from i heart y.a. fiction! I started it but it was kind of hard to get into. I will pick it up again to finish. I've heard it's really good!
15. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Courtesy of my friend Beth from The Reading Vixens!
16. Thin Space
Won this from IceyBooks! Can't wait to read it!
17, 18, 19, 20, & 21. The Garden of Eve, Two-Way Street, The Kite Runner, Twenty Boy Summer, The Golden Compass
50 cents each from my local library book sale!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Blitz: Running in Place by L.B. Simmons

Title: Running in Place
Author: L.B. Simmons
Series: Mending Hearts, Book 2
Published by: Self (October 22, 2013)
Genre: NA/adult contemporary romance

Tatum O’Connell:
Some call me a party girl. People see me as happy, full of life, with absolutely no cares in the world. They see what I want them to see. But no one knows me - really knows me. Not even Noah Reese. Mr. Perfect is always watching me, most likely judging every single imperfect thing I do. But, if Noah wants to keep an eye on me, that’s just fine. I definitely don’t mind. I just hope he doesn’t have any plans to save me from my new-found life of self-destruction because in order to save me, he will have to see me…
And I’m never going to let that happen.

Noah Reese:
Perfect. That’s me. That’s the only acceptable way to be, according to my father. Perfect grades. Perfect manners. Perfect athlete. Perfect SAT scores. Perfect college. And recently, I was accepted into the perfect med school. My future has already been mapped out for me and there’s nothing that can change that. Not even Tatum O’Connell. That girl is out of control, yet for some reason, I can’t seem to keep my distance from her. I watch her closely, hoping that one day she’ll let me in, but watching her lead her life down the dangerous path she’s on right now isn’t easy…
I have a feeling I’m about to find myself swept away by the hurricane that is Tatum O’Connell.

“Two fleeting souls,
Unknowingly tethered.
Too slowly drawn,
Impatient fate calls.
The jolting collide intertwines their lives
And splinters their walls.”

“Catalyst” – Noah Reese


Excerpt Time:
Running in Place
by: L.B. Simmons
“You’re a worthless excuse for a daughter. I wish I never had you.”
Frantically, my eyes dart around the room for her. She’s here. I know it. I can smell the stench of alcohol in the air.  Whipping around, I search for any trace of her, my entire body shaking and the knot in my throat unbearable. Tears fill my eyes as they anxiously race around the kitchen, finally landing on the cabinet where she used to store her liquor. 
Memories flood my mind, the immobilizing terror that I would feel every time she approached it.  The prayers I would send to no one in particular, just hoping that she wouldn’t open that fucking cabinet for just one night.  Prayers that fell on deaf ears.
Slowly I make my way to the white doors, crouching down in front of them.
“You killed him and I will make damn sure you spend the rest of your life paying for that. I’ll never again know true happiness because you fucking exist.”
Shaking my head to try to clear her voice from my mind, I set my trembling fingers on the silver knobs and yank the doors open. Nothing. 
A sigh of relief escapes my lips as I close them.  Rising, I turn to take a step towards the sink when another memory strikes.
“Mama, don’t please.” I cry out loud as she approaches me with the scissors. 
“I have to, Tatum.  Your beauty does not match the vile, revolting child that you really are on the inside. Everyone should see you for who you are.”  I try to run, but she grabs my long dark hair as I pass by her, swiping the blades so close to my neck that I can feel the cool metal against my skin. Laughing she chunks my tresses into the sink.  “You’re an ugly person, Tatum. Inside…and out, now.”
“God, Daddy.  Please help me,” I say out loud, lifting my shaking hands to my forehead, threading sections of hair through my fingers.  “Please, Daddy, I need you.” After a while, calmness spreads throughout my body.  I’m no longer shaking, but the voices are still there.
Turning the faucet on, I splash water on my face repeatedly, trying to drown out them out along with the memories.  After wiping my face dry with a dishtowel, I hear the crackling of gravel as Noah’s Jeep pulls up into the driveway.  
Breathing in deeply, I try to regain my composure as I walk to the door, straightening my shirt and running my fingers through my hair before I reach for the knob.  Hearing steps in front of the house, I barely crack the door and poke my head out to make sure it’s really him.  With all the crazy shit going on in this house I can’t be too sure.  But, much to my relief, there he is, standing on my porch in his classic white t-shirt, work jeans and boots, his fist raised about to knock. 
And just like that, the voices are gone and my head is clear. 
I release a comforted breath and feel the corners of my mouth slightly lift at the sight of him. 
“What are you smiling at?” Noah asks, seemingly nervous.  Opening the door wider, I gesture for him to enter my house of horrors. The sight of his disheveled hair makes me grin even more. 
“Your hair, it’s nice to see it like that.  I don’t know why, but it makes me smile.” I clear my throat.  His nerves must be contagious, because suddenly I feel that hummingbird feeling in my chest. 
With him now inside, I close the door and head towards the kitchen, checking over my shoulder to make sure he’s following me.  “Want something to eat?” 
Once I see he’s fallen into step, I turn back around and round the corner, making sure to avoid looking at the sink. The memory still lingering on the hinges of my mind, I try to push it as far away as I can. “I don’t have much, but I did manage to make it to the store over the weekend.” 
“No, I’m good, Thanks, though.” He shoves his hands in his pockets and rocks onto the balls of his feet.
Thinking about our last night together, I feel the frustration mounting within myself. I should kick my own ass for kissing him.  Everything seems so edgy between us now and I hate it.  Running my fingers through my hair, I twist it at the nape of my neck and bring it over my shoulder. 
“Well, what’s up?  What couldn’t wait until tonight?”
His eyes widen. “Tonight?  What’s tonight?”
“I picked up Sadie’s shift.”
He grinds his teeth together as he leans against the wall, crossing his arms over his chest.  “I told you to take the entire week off, Tate. You don’t need to work right now. You need to concentrate on healing.”
I know.
“No, I don’t.  I’m sick and tired of being cooped up in this depressing house.  I need to get out, to stay busy.  I feel like I’m losing it, honestly.”  My hands are still trembling and I’m not sure if it’s the sudden anxiety from being around Noah or the fact that I’m losing my mind. His eyes break from mine and land on them as they continue to shake like a leaf.  Pressing himself off the wall, he takes a small, timid step towards me.  
I want to tell him to stop.  To stay where he is.  To tell him to leave this house and forget about me.  That I could ruin his perfect life by just being near him.
But I don’t.
I let him continue taking those steps until he’s right in front of me and even breathe out a sigh of contentment when he wraps his arms around me, pulling me into his frame. The tears fall as he lightly traces my back with his fingers, and with each touch, my uneasiness lessens.  I know it’s selfish, but I would give anything to stay in this moment forever.  
Circling my arms around his waist, I press my forehead against his chest and watch the droplets as they plummet from my face towards his boots, dark spots forming as they strike.  After a couple of seconds, I replace my forehead with my chin, daring to look into his muddy brown eyes, full of their usual intensity as he studies me, peering into my soul.  In them, I find complete solace and protection, and the sudden desire to share things with him that I swore I’d never share with another living person.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with me, Noah. I feel like I’m going fucking crazy. Ever since Friday, I can’t stop them.  The voices.  My mother’s leading their charge to my insanity.”   My throat closes almost completely shut.  “I hate this house. I hate being here, alone.  So many memories…” I trail off, my strength fading, no longer able to keep from bawling. 
I close my eyes as the warm moisture cascades down my cheeks and runs down my neck.  Unwrapping his arms, he moves his hands to my face, wiping the tears away, but it’s useless.   They’re replaced instantly.  
“Tate, open your eyes.  Look at me, baby.”  I keep them closed, not ready to face the wary expression in front of me.  
“Let me in, Tate. Open your eyes.”  The heartache in his tone and the tremble of his voice prompts me to open them immediately.  As soon as our eyes catch, a breath hitches in my throat.  His eyes shining, he gently wraps his fingers around my shoulders, pressing his thumbs softly into my flesh as he speaks. 
“You’re not alone.  I’m right here.” A slight smile of relief breaks through the tears on my face.  
I watch his mouth tip up in response.  “Now, tell the voices to shut the fuck up because it’s my turn.”


L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Review/Harbor of My Favorite Quotes from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

About the book:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Pages: 313
Published by: Duttong Books (January 10, 2012)
Genre: YA contemporary + romance

My rating for The Fault in Our Stars:

This is one of those books that no matter how hard I try to write a review that will serve this book justice, I am simply incapable of doing so.

If you must, this is a rough overview of my thoughts towards this story:

It is beautiful.
It is heartbreakingly beautiful.
It is sob-inducing and tear-jerking.
It is well-written. Intelligence exudes from the scrawl on these pages through literary references, metaphors, and the characters' words.
It is clever and witty and humorous. Don't be fooled. You will cry while reading this book, but I have no doubt you will also smile and laugh at the conversations Augustus, Hazel Grace, and Isaac have.
It is analytic. It makes me stop and think about the subjects the characters are discussing, whether I agree with their opinions or not, which frequently, might I add, I didn't not agree with. But the subjects were most definitely still worth discussing.
It is so thoughtful and thought-provoking. John Green put so much thought into every. single. word. that was stored in this novel. It's obvious as one reads it. John had been writing some form of TFiOS for ten years, so it makes sense, but the level of extraordinary he manages to reach does not fail to fathom me.
It is rendering. I've gained a whole new perspective on life and how our actions display in the eyes of others, especially someone with a terminal illness.
And lastly (for now) it is highly quotable, which tags along with the thought that this book is well-written.

What I feel for this novel cannot be expressed in my own words. Ironically, the majority of my thoughts on this novel can, however, be shared through "the feels" these said quotable lines give. And I don't mean that I believe every word from this book, but rather, these quotes evoked a response from my heart and mind.

DISCLAIMER ALERT: I didn't have any idea how many quotes I was going to type out in this review until after I typed them. I stopped when I realized that I was practically plagiarizing the book and giving your free access to it right here and now. These aren't even half of lines I highlighted in my ereader though, so I figured I'd be Okay. That was a joke. Please don't sue me, John Green. Please? Okay? But those who haven't read the series, maybe perhaps probably, you should consider NOT reading these quotes until after you read the book. You shouldn't experience "the feels" these quotes exude without the full effect of the full-length novel at the tip of your nose. So as I said. If you DO decide to continue reading, I did hide the spoilery quotes from your viewage. ;) And if you read this after you've read the book, I hope these quotes rekindle your love for this story. <3

"...depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying..."

"He had some fantastically improbable eye cancer." (No, this is not a spoiler, for you learn this within the first few pages of the novel and you don't even know who "he" is yet.)

"There is only one thing in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer."

"He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy...well."

"I fear oblivion. I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark."
"Too soon."
"Was that insensitive? I can be pretty blind to other people's feelings."

"...if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that's what everyone else does."

"Okay, so I went into clinic this morning, and I was telling my surgeon that I'd rather be deaf than blind. And he said, 'It doesn't work that way,' and I was, like, 'Yeah, I realize it doesn't work that way; I'm just saying I'd rather be deaf than blind if I had the choice, which I realize i don't have,' and he said, 'Well, the good news is that you won't be deaf,' and i was like, 'Thank you for explaining that my eye cancer isn't going to make me deaf. I feel so fortunate that an intellectual giant like yourself would deign to operate on me."-I
"He sounds like a winner. I'm gonna try to get me some eye cancer just so I can make this guy's acquaintance."-H

"Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence."

"I bought them a minute. Maybe that's the minute that buys them an hour, which is the hour that buys them a year. No one's gonna buy them forever, Hazel Grace, but my life bought them a minute. And that's not nothing."

"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don't you believe in true love?"

"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt."

"Okay? Okay."


"People talk about the courage of cancer patients, and I do not deny that courage. I had been poked and stabbed and poisoned for years, and still I trod on. But make no mistake: In that moment, I would have been very, very happy to die."

"Were she better or you sicker, then the stars would not be so terribly crossed, but it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he had Cassius note, 'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves.' Easy enough to say when you're a ROman nobleman (or Shakespeare!), but there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars."

“I'm in love with you."
"I am. I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you."

"As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."

"Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin."

"The beautiful couple is beautiful."

"The risen sun too bright in her losing eyes."

"On, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my hear broken by you."

"Nothing happens to the Dutch Tulip Man. He isn't a con man or not a con man; he's God. He's an obvious and unambiguous metaphorical representation of God, and asking what becomes of him is the intellectual equivalent of asking what becomes of the disembodied eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg in Gatsby."

"...most parents don't know really their children."

"It's hard as hell to hold on to your dignity when the risen sun is too bright in your losing eyes..."

"You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!"

"My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations."

"We're as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we're not likely to do either."

"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find more TTT lists from book lover and bloggers by clicking their blog name.

Today's topic:

Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

For this topic, 5 series automatically came in mind when I saw the topic so I'm only going to be mentioning these 5 series, which is way over 10 books total! (In no particular order.)

Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I like the cover for Obsidian because it goes with the series, Origin's cover is interesting, and I like that the models are the same, but they don't enhance or reflect the stories between the covers.

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead: When I see these, I feel like the cover designer just found photos they liked and slapped them on the covers. I don't have an inkling who is on these covers, if they're supposed to be Rose (which I assume) or what because they're all different models. I can guess, especially with Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, and Spirit Bound, but apart from the cool Academy gates, I don't personally think these covers add anything special to the series.

3. Dreamhunter series by Elizabeth Knox: I love this series and it deserves so much attention, but the covers are so dated that I think a lot of people will judge the cover and leave it on the shelf.

4. Summer series by Jenny Han: I like that they look like they belong together in a series, but I just find the covers boring. The last cover is kind of pretty in a very simplistic way, although it looks more like a standalone cover.

5. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz: I like the cityscape(?) silhouette at the bottom as well as the last cover, but the others just don't intrigue me and don't add much to the story.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cover Characteristic #4: Fire

Hosted by Sugar & Snark, Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme where we judge a book completely based on its cover! Every Sunday we share our favorite 5 book covers for the new theme (not our favorite stories whose covers match the theme). 

Today's theme:

Today's Favorite:
I love this book, the details and meaning behind the design, and the fact that it's appealing to both genders. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #9: Sequels I Can't Wait to Get My Hands On!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find more TTT lists from book lovers and bloggers by clicking their blog name.

Today's topic:

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait to Get My Hands On

Y'all don't even know how hard I'm shaking in my boots in anticipation to get my hands on these books and devour them! Technically, I already have my hands on Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, and Dare You To, but I haven't been able to take even a small crack at them because I've been so busy! Why, LIFE, must you deprive me of my reading time!?!? I CANNOT wait to read these ones, especially the ones that are already sitting on my bookshelf and yelling at me.
These are sequels without release dates and covers.

What sequels are you dying to get your hands on? :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cover Characteristic #3: Colorful

Hosted by Sugar & Snark, Cover Characteristic is a meme where we judge a book completely based on its cover! Every Sunday, there is a new theme and we share our favorite 5 book covers for that theme (not our favorite stories whose covers match the theme). 

Today's theme:

(In no particular order)

Today's Favorite:
I know it's doesn't contain AS many colors as the covers above, but I love this cover so much! Hafsah (the author) made it herself! Impressive right?!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Reading Challenge: Clean Out Your E-reader!

Clean out your E-reader Challenge Sign-up

These are the ebooks I hope to read this month. I am positive I will NOT be able to read all of these in a month, with everything else I have going on, but these are the ones I want to read the most, so I hope to read at least a third of these! (Edit: I'm afraid because of my updated schedule, I may only have time to read 2 of these books. :( But I'll still going to try to get to as many as I can!) If you'd like more detail on what these books are, click HERE.
Nine of the books from this particular selection were FREE (Kindle deals or Netgalley), two cost 99 cents, and another was $2.99. As I review them this month, I will specify which book cost what. :)

Will you join this November e-reader challenge? I hope you do! The Linky below shows the other blogs participating. Whether you are doing the challenge or not, what books do you hope to read this month? Let me know in the comments! :)