May 2, 2016

April 2016 Wrap Up

I know I say this every month, but dang! this year is going by fast. We are officially a third of the way through the year!

So here's what I had on my TBR:

Serving Urban Teens - Nope. I started it and just didn't find anything worth reading and I turned it back in. But I did start it.

In the Blood by Lisa Unger - Nope. Another one I started, but it was too scary. I had to go to book club without reading the book.

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt - Yes! I liked this weird little fairy tale kind of thing.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - I really loved this one. I even wrote a review!

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton- Nope. Didn't even get to it.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Nope. Still no..

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner - Nope. Still on the stack.

Eden West by Pete Hautman - Yes! I read this during Dewey's 24-hour Readathon. It's weird. But I see why it's a Sequoyah nominee. Very good.

Ok, so those are 4 books I read this month. Let's see what else I read.

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins - This was the month of weird books, apparently. This was the book I read for the challenge of Read a book recommended by your spouse.

Nasreen's Secret School by Jeanette Winter - This is a picture book about a girl who goes to a secret school for girls in Iran. It also fulfilled a challenge to read a book with less than 100 pages.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater - This is the third book in the Raven Boys series. I love this series of supernatural teens and prep school boys. The final book came out this month. I'm patiently waiting my turn at the library.

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You My Pretty by Christine Hepperman - These poems are intense. They are for teens and they are about heavy things like self-harm, anorexia, bullying, sex, gender.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - A Sequoyah nominee. This one was so great! Boy meets boy online. They go to the same school, but they don't know each other's identity.

Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron - I read this during the Readathon. It was super fun, like her books always are.

Step Aside, Pops! by Kate Beaton - Beaton writes super smart comics. It makes you feel highly superior when you get the jokes.

10 books! That's not so bad. Actually, that's pretty darn good! I should have Readathons every month.