Friday, April 30, 2010

Book in April, 2010

Well, it's that time again. Books I read in April. I can't believ April is almost over, crazy man, crazy. Where has the year gone? Anyway, here you go. Ten books.

1. Aunt Maria, Diana Wynne Jones.
This wonderful lady never disappoints with her clean writing and hysterical scrapes, and jaw-dropping endings.

2. Girl Meets God, Lauren F. Winner.
This is actually a memoir, not fiction, but every teenage/collegeage/whatever Christian girl needs to read it now.

3. The Custom of the Country, Edith Whaton.
My fourth Edit book, and she is officially my favorite author. Undine was a complete genius, way to social climb! As as usually, the writing was breath-taking.

4. The Chosen, Chaim Potok.
A terribly depressing, but terribly good book about Jews in Brooklyn during the 1940's. I find Jewish culture really fascinating, and enjoyed this book lots.

5. Law of the Wolf Tower, Tanith Lee.
Let me just say, weirdest fantasy world ever. Ever. I mean, I really loved this book but I could hardly wrap my mind around it either.

6. Wolf Star Rise, Tanith Lee.
For the first time in my entire life, I shipped something noncanon, so this book was groundbreaking for me. Venn/Claidi, ktnx.

7. Queen of the Wolves, Tanith Lee.
So once I got over Venn and Caidi not being soulmates, this book was awesome as well. Tanith Lee, your mind must be a scary place.

8. The Prophet of Yonwood, Jeanne DuPrau.
Woah, this book was just too much to be a kids book. I want DuPrau to rewrite it as a 500 page adult novel, it was mind-blowing.

9. Jamaica Inn, Daphne DuMaurier.
It was very different from Rebecca, but really amazing. The writing was dark and cold and just scary, and the ending was ridiculous.

10. At Home in Mitford, Jan Karon.
Ah, the Mitford books. Happiness and lots of cake and coffee and sunny days and confessions of faith, but not in a cheesy way, it's kinda magical.

One day, maybe, I'll remember to drink my coffee when it's hot, and not end up reheating it...
Kate's last day of class is here!! X-FILES HERE WE COME! (You too Ugly Betty, no need to feel left out.)


Anonymous said...

At Home In Mitford is an awesome book (its an awesome series in general).
What season are you up to in Ugly Betty?

Brittany Ann said...

Oh gosh the Claidi Journals. And nooo Venn/Claidi...Argul is the BEST. And have you read Wolf Wing yet? That series had the weirdest ending ever. It's sort of WTF??...but it all works out.

Sabe said...

:( Maybe Venn is just my type? But really, I was in complete shock to find myself rooting for them, I usually agree wholeheartedly with the author! And no, I haven't read the last one yet, the library system is weird.