Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March: What I Read

 13.  Out to Lunch by Stacy Ballis: 
This book was meh.  I could see how you might think it is hilarious, but I found it only occasionally entertaining and super predictable.

12.  The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott: 
Another totally meh read, but for me, this one was more engrossing.

11.  Stitches by Anne Lamott
I really wanted to like this one because I really do like Anne Lamott, but t was just too preachy for me.

10.  The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The boys LOVED this book so much, and I remembered why I loved it so much as a kid, but holy cats is it problematic-- in ways that go far beyond the use of the term Indian.

9.  Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
This was a perfectly delightful thriller-- kept me on the edge of my seat and was a 1-day read.

8.  What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell
I tore through this while my students took a test-- very haunting and touching and a quick read.

7.  The Remedy by Thomas Goetz
I read an advance copy of this for a committee I am on at work-- so good!  All about the rise of germ theory and the birth of vaccines and TB.  It comes out next month, and I recommend it.

6.  The Big Truck That Went By By Jonathan Katz
So good! About how all the post-earthquake relief to Haiti went horribly wrong.  Fascinating.

5.  Twisted Sisters by Jen Lancaster
Hilarious and engaging.

4.  A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
I am not usually all about ghostwritten books, but this one!  About a woman kidnapped in Afghanistan-- such an amazing and scary read.

3.  Ripper by Isabel Allende
A seriously wonderful thriller.

2.  Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
Read this book about Afghanistan and Iraq war vets and mental health issues!  It's great, and I would love to talk about it with others.

1.  A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Oh this book!  It is lovely and heart breaking and hopeful all at once.  A strong contender for book of the year!

I am through the first quarter with 33 books, and 3 of them (The Goldfinch, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, and Thank You for Your Service) have been outstanding!

1 comment:

Virginia said...

When I grow up, I want to read as many books as you. :) Until then, I just listen to what you say to read and add them to my list :)