Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Quarterly Reading Report - January to March, 2014

I'm pretty sure I forgot to post a month or two's worth of reading so I'm going for the quarterly report. January was really a terrific month in which almost all of the authors were new to me (the exceptions are Sarah Addison Allen and Julie Klassen). Although it wasn't typical for quantity, January being the month I typically bury myself in books to the detriment of all else, the quality was terrific. 

February was dominated by children's books but the grown-up reads I finished were all enjoyable. Favorites were The Rosie Project (an upper) and On Such a Full Sea (bleak but fascinating dystopian) in adult books; Spy Smuggler and Who's in the Tree in children's (will review the latter, soon). 

March ended on a high note with the second installment in Ben Winters' "Last Policeman" series, followed immediately by David James Poissant's stellar short story collection, The Heaven of Animals. There was actually only one book that I found disappointing in March and I haven't reviewed it, yet, so I'll wait to talk about the good and the bad in that one, later.  Links lead to my reviews, if applicable. 


19. Who's in the Tree? - Craig Shuttlewood
23. The Making of a Marchioness (or Emily Fox Seton), parts 1 and 2 - Frances Hodgson Burnett


36. Logopolis by Christopher H. Bidmead
37. Children's Wartime Diaries: Secret Writings from the Holocaust and WWII, ed. by Laurel Holliday)
43. You Can Date Boys When You're 40 - Dave Barry
44. Countdown City - Ben H. Winters
45. The Heaven of Animals - David James Poissant

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  1. I'm so jealous of all the reading! This looks heavenly, Nancy!

    1. March was particularly awesome. Don't be jealous, though. You've been all busy getting married and whatnot. LOL

  2. Looks like you are having a good reading year so far. :)

    1. Yeah, it's turning out to be a pretty fantastic reading year. Hope the trend continues! It's not just the quantity; the quality has been better than average, to the point I occasionally worry that I'm rating everything too highly.


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