Friday, May 1, 2009

April Monthly Recap

Welcome to May! It's not REALLY May, is it? I'm not looking forward to this month. I think I'd be happy just to skip it. But that's a different story.

So, what did I read in April? Here's the list:

The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer: How one New York family copes during the asteroid/moon disaster that causes havoc throughout the world.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: Stories from past and present blend together at this Australian boarding school, revealing some long hidden secrets.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne: Nine year old Bruno is confused about his family's recent move to a strange place where many people in striped pajamas live on the other side of the fence.

Agnes Grey by Ann Bronte: Agnes goes to be a governess for a couple of different families and even though she doesn't enjoy it all that much, she does have one person to look forward to seeing every Sunday!

The Monster in Me by Mette Ivie Harrison: Natalie arrives at yet another foster home and wonders if this time, things will be any different.

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: Iris looks back on her life during the Depression, the downfall of her father's business, her marriage, her sister's problems, and many secrets.

Favorites of the month: Jellicoe Road for sure, with The Blind Assassin and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas a close second/third.

I should have been able to read more this month. I wasted a lot of reading time, replacing it with daydreaming and worrying. I've perfected the art of worrying this past month! And this coming month, I can guarantee you, my brain will have even less capacity for concentrating on reading. So, I'm not too optimistic that my list a month from now, will be very impressive. But once June hits, I'm going to be knocking books off my list right and left! :)

So, how'd you do this month reading-wise?


  1. I read 14 books this month, most notably the Mortal Instruments trilogy. Ahh, so fun!

  2. Oh, and didn't you just LOVE Jellicoe Road? That book was so terrific.

  3. I am working my way through Life as we Knew it right now. It's pretty good, but I don't know if I am inspired to read anything else by her! I am waiting for Jellicoe Road at the library. There are a lot of people ahead of me! Same with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I watched the movie last night, though, which is rare. I usually try to read the book first, but I guess I changed my mind!

  4. Jellicoe Road sounds very intriguing! Sadly, your month of not great reading time looks like a great month for me. ;)
    I hope May is not as dreadful as you seem to allude to it being in your post--
    *smiles & hugs*

  5. You had a great month! I hope to get your review of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on the war blog soon.

    Diary of an Eccentric



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