Here's what I read:
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner: Gen is rescued from prison by the king's advisor to go on a quest in search of a magical relic.
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness: Todd and Viola are captured and separated in New Prentiss Town and each must deal with the situation in their own way.
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel: A struggling author helps a reclusive taxidermist write a play about a donkey and a monkey.
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn: A princess is awakened from her 300 year sleep by a modern day teenager.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett: Three different ladies tell their stories about black women working as maids for white women during the 1960s.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles: Alex, a Mexican gang member, and Brittany, a "shallow" cheerleader, hook up and learn the truth about each other.
Fang by James Patterson: Max and her flock must deal with yet another threat that promises to split them apart for good.
Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson: The story of how Robin Hood got his start as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest, and how his Lady Marian played a big part in the whole process.
Three of these books were for the Once Upon a Time Challenge! Just one more to go and I did it! :)
Favorites of the month: The Thief, The Help and Lady of the Forest.
Plans for next month:
- try very hard to read Twenty Years After for the Classics Circuit
- renew the next two books in the Queen's Thief series and read them before they are due again
- The Passage!!!
- a mythology book for Once Upon a Time
- Lisa Mangum's next book, The Golden Spiral, due to come out this week
How did your month go? What big plans do you have for next month's reading?