May 2, 2010

Critical Monkey! Update the 10th!

Ten months down, two to go!

Acceptance (seven reviews)

Lori L
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Roses of Glory by Mary Pershall
Spock's World by Diane Duane
A Texan's Honor by Leigh Greenwood
Star Wars: Rebel Dawn by A.C. Crispin
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer *ineligible for contention*
Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
The Outlaws of Mesquite by Louis L'Amour

Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
Double Cross by James Patterson
Strangers in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Steve Zipp
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
The Whiteoaks of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
The Navy Times Book of Submarines by Brayton Harris

Depression (six reviews)

Corey Redekop
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Justice Riders by Chuck Norris
Jake and the Kid by W.O. Mitchell
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson & Martin Dugard *ineligible for contention*
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anger (five reviews)

Empire of Lies by Andrew Klaven
A Merry Heart by Wanda E. Brunsetter
A Washington, D.C. by Robert J. Hensler
It's Not that I'm Bitter by Gina Barreca
Fat Girls in Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck

Guilt (four reviews)

Bargaining (three reviews)

Generation Dead/Generation Dead: Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad

Denial (two reviews)

Shock (one review)

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

As you can see, we now have three triumphant titans of terrific grit. Bravo!

Unfortunately, I let myself down this month. Due to a combination of factors, I have spent far more time on personal exploits than I have this contest. But I have chosen my final challenge: the death-defying exploits of
V.C. Andrews in the one that started it all (by all, I mean all those endless, terrible-looking sequels I see dotting the bookshelves and racks at the WalMart checkout line) Flowers in the Attic.

As for the rest of you brave souls: two months left. Sixty-one days. Can you handle it?


Jeanne said...

Yes. Although I'm going to have to grit my teeth and read the books I have half-finished that I'd otherwise never read. I walked through a bookstore yesterday and concluded that there's very little I won't read! There was this one book about how to save money...but I saved some by not buying it.

Jeanne said...

So I persevered, goaded by this update, and now have an entry for next month (

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