Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April Reading Recap

Well, only five books read this past month of April. Not sure why..... they weren't big or hard or anything. At this rate, the 100 book a year goal is totally silly. Time to pick it up!

Here's what I managed:

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta:  Froi is given a task to accomplish which takes a crazy twist and he ends up learning much more about himself than he ever would have imagined.

Return to Exile by E.J. Patten: Sky battles monsters in order to save his uncle and his parents.

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons: Elise goes to work as a domestic servant in England during WWII and falls in love.

Supernaturally by Kiersten White: Evie meets a new friend and ends up working for the IPCA again even though she'd really rather not.

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson: Every morning when she wakes up, Christine cannot remember her life or the people in it so she starts a journal to help her and then, oh boy... the things she learns!

Watership Down by Richard Adams: after reading about 130 pages, I gave up. :(

Actually in looking back at my goals for this month, I nearly accomplished them! So, maybe it wasn't all bad after all. Favorites of this month are Froi and The House at Tyneford, hands down, I loved them both.

Plans for May:

  • Finally read A Wise Man's Fear, which I have started... one chapter in!
  • Finish Precious Bane for book club, currently half way done on this one. Interesting so far.
  • catch up on some challenges... a classic, a classic retelling and maybe an Odd Thomas
  • maybe a Cassandra Clare book
  • Insurgent, Delusions and Pandemonium..... all would be nice.
The month is wide open! I expect good things! I expect to knock off a bunch from the TBR pile! Here's hoping!


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  2. I'd really suggest the Cassandra Clare, it surprised me in a really good way for YA fiction. The world is completely different and original (at least in my experience) but yeah, this is what I thought of The Clockwork Angel

    if you wanna have a look I'd appreciate your opinion.

    1. Beth: I made a comment over on your blog, but yeah, this is the series I'd like to start even though I haven't finished up the first one yet!

    2. Yeah I did think that after I'd made the post that the first one would've been more useful, alas I have not as yet reviewed that one. but I thought the general points on her writing might help with whether you wanted to read the series.

  3. Congrats on getting through 5 books and I love your goals for May! I'll be cheering you on.

  4. What a beautiful picture this is... Did you take it yourself?

    Enjoy your reading!

  5. I am reading very slow lately myself...



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