Tuesday, June 02, 2009

May Book List

 Sadly... this is a very short list. 

57.  Goose Girl by Shannon Hale- (****)  I really liked this book.  I had never before heard the fairy tale of the Goose Girl so it was all new to me.  But, like I said I enjoyed it very much.  I was sad when the book ended... so that's a good sign.  :)  Thankfully, there is a sequel!

58.  The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket- (*****)

59.  Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix - (****)  First in the new series "The Missing" by HaddixI had heard a few people say they liked it so I ordered it from the library.  Possibly my first ever sci-fi.... :)  Very gripping.  Fast moving, starting with the very beginning and not slowing down at all until the end which ends... in a cliffhanger.  When's the next book coming out?

60.  Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers - (*****)  Pretty Good :)

61.  The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club- (****)  I liked this one.  Not my favorite probably, but it wasn't as "edge of your seat" as some other mysteries I've read. 

62.  Enna Burning - (***)  This is the sequel to the Goose Girl but, as is the case with many sequels, I didn't like it as well.  Shannon Hale is an incredibly gifted author, though (which I think I've already said) and it's a pleasure to read her writing.  Awesome title. 

63.  Strong Poison- (*****) Very good.  I love Lord Peter.  Add Harriet Vane and it's even better!


Moriah said...

I really LOVE The Goose Girl, Enna Burning and The River Secrets! I love the way Shannon Hale writes! My favorite book of hers would probably be The Princess Academy

Rachel said...

Oh okay! I read only a bit of the Princess Academy, but I really enjoyed it. So now I know what else to add to my library list. Thanks a ton.


Valerie said...

Short? This IS one month you are talking about, right? On average, I get in 4 a month, so you are doing good.

I didn't know there was a sequel to Goose-girl! I haven't read enough Shannon Hale, only two.

My Bright Corner said...

I checked out a book yesterday from our public library that was in the new non-fiction. I thought I'd share the title with you: Careers for Bookworms and other Literary Types (4th edition) by Marjorie Eberts & Margaret Gisler.

Interesting, to say the least. I only have an undergrad degree in Elementary Education but there is one "career" mentioned in the book that I might be able to pick up on the side.

I thought of you because you love to read and publish your monthly book lists on your blog.

I'd love to hear from you if you ever get your hands on the book and what you think about it.


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