Saturday, May 1, 2010

April Books Read

This month went by way too fast. I want a do over.

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?

7 comments:

  1. Suey, I'm always thouroughly impressed by your monthly reading accomplishments and goals. Way to go! :)

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  2. So many books read - nice work and yes I'd like a do-over too, this month was a blur! :)

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  3. Looks like you had a really productive month! I loved Lady of the Forest! Jennifer Roberson is an awesome writer!

    Hope May is just as productive for you!

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  4. I'm excited for the Golden Spiral too. I liked the Hourglass Door more than I thought I would (a little too Twilight-y, but oh well). I think I just needed a love story to read. Now I'm sort of hooked.

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  5. I'm up for a do-over of April so long as I can still have read the books that I already read in April.

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  6. Looks like you had a wonderful reading month! Lots of good books there.

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