The Monster Report

The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is a spin off of my old Shelf Report, and is inspired by Kristi's In My Mailbox and Sheila's It's Monday, What are you Reading?



For Review: 

Siren's Storm

Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou

 Gifts (from my bday):

Both came from Kristen. The little sneek sent them separately so I was caught off guard by Eona.

Bloody Jack: Being an Account... Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon,...

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer

Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon, #2) by Alison Goodman

Read This Week: 

Mercy (Mercy, #1) by Rebecca Lim (281 pages)

Month to Date for Monster vs Monster: 5 novels, 6 manga. Total pages read: 2721

Looks like Kristen may have a chance to catch up in our little competition. My reading for the week suffered due to a family mini-vacation. We went to Ohio to visit some family and Kings Island.



For Review:

DragonWorld edited by Pamela Wissman
The Poisoned House by Michael Ford


Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Blackveil by Kristen Britain

Read This Week: 

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson (306 pages)
Bakuman vol. 2 by Tsugumi Ohba (200 pages)
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan O'Malley (248 pages)
Bakuman vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba (192 pages)
Spellbound by Cara Lynn Schultz (324 pages)
January (Conspiracy 365) by Gabrielle Lord (192 pages)
The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (288 pages)
Bakuman vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba (200 pages)
Bakuman vol. 5 by Tsugumi Ohba (192 pages)

Month to Date for Monster vs Monster: 7 novels, 8 manga. Total pages read: 3750

In Other Monstrous News:

In the next few months, there will be quite a few notable authors visiting the Nashville, TN area. If anyone is interested in tagging along with me, please let me know. The events are as follows:

What: THE NEAR WITCH Launch Party

When: August 13th, 5–7pm

Where: Gallery One, Nashville, 5133 Harding Pike

From Ash to Nash Southern Book Tour:

Nashville Tour Stop Information

DAY: August 8th

TIME: 6:30 to 8:30

PLACE: Barnes & Noble, Brentwood


Rachel Hawkins, author of Hex Hall and Demonglass

Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, and The Iron Queen

Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass

Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe

Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch

Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray

Come out for a chance to meet six YA authors! After a moderated panel discussing YA literature, writing, and publishing, we'll be taking questions from the audience. Afterwards, we'll be signing books. Don't forget to enter for our big doorprize!

And last but certainly not least is the Southern Book Festival. At this time, there have only been a few YA authors announced but I am always excited for this event.

Until next week, stay scary Monsters.


Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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7 responses to “The Monster Report

  1. Michelle @ The True Book Addict

    Hope you had a great birthday! Looks like you all are pretty close in monster vs. monster right now. I wish I could go to the Ash to Nash tour, but I’ll be out of town. I am hoping to definitely plan a casual meet-up at the SFoB this year for the Tennessee Book Bloggers. Last year ended up not working out and I didn’t even get to go. =O( It’s always a hard weekend because it’s right around my birthday and there is always so much going on. I hope you will be able to join us. =O)

  2. Sheila (Bookjourney)

    Happy Birthday! I am curious how you are liking Bloody Jack – I am on the second audio and really liking it.

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