Friday, May 17, 2013

My Stack of Books: April's Reads

Here is what my passenger seat looks like when I forget to bring my library bag:

Some of those books had been held for me, some were plucked from the shelves as a happy accident.  The library has two more holds waiting to be picked up this weekend, so I imagine I'll have another fun stack to sort through soon.

Here are the books that I finished during April, with a twitterature-style review followed by my rating out of ten:

This is one novel that is NOT for the kids.  There are many points of view, and at first I struggled with keeping everybody straight, but the narrative tightened up as the story progressed.  By the end, I was shredded. 7 out of 10

Loved this one over coffee.  So many good things to ponder, but best consumed in small doses. 9 out of 10

Plantagenets and Tudors!  Back and forth narratives, main characters with similar names (Kate and Katherine) meant I had to be paying close attention, but an enjoyable story. 7 out of 10

A way to roll my Downton Abbey and my Sherlock preoccupations into one--a postwar detective story.  The second in a series. 8 out of 10

When you have a day and a half to kill, why not spend it with Stephanie Plum?  I don't think she's ever going to decide between Morelli and Ranger, and that's okay. 6 out of 10

That was what I finished in April--there were many skims and perusals as well.  Already for May, I have my first 10 out of 10 for the year.  See you next month.

1 comment:

Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

I checked that J.K. Rowling book out of the library earlier this year, stared at it for 3 weeks, and returned it un-read. But 7 out of 10 makes me reconsider.