Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Stack of Books: May 2014

We're one day early this month, and that means it's time to link up with Anne. I am so excited to see what's in her summer reading guide for this year!

Longbourn, Jo Baker
I had read a couple of less-than-thrilled twitterature reviews last month, so I went into this one hoping that I would that I would like it.  It was pretty good.  It was funny to see our sainted Eliza Bennet from another perspective--I'd never given any thought to who had to do her laundry after her famous walks.

Moriarty Returns a Letter, Michael Robertson
A quick read.  The fourth in a series.  Amusing, with a little suspense.

The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes
This one got off to a slow start for me.  I considered walking away from it, but it improved.

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
YA historical fiction.  I wish I could get my daughter to read it.  I really enjoyed this.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin
A delight. Started yesterday, finished this morning.


Jillian K. said...

Code Name Verity was one of my favorites last year. I'm glad to hear a not terrible review for Longbourne.

Anne said...

Moriarity, as in Sherlock? I'll have to look it up.

Heidi said...

I've been avoiding Longbourn because I have heard so many negative reviews. Maybe I'll give it a try after all. Just requested Code Name Verity and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry from the library. Can't wait!

Stacey Lynn said...

I really enjoyed The Girl You Left Behind...I have loved all the Jojo Moyes books I've read so far, really. But it did start off a little slow :)

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Very intrigued by Code Name Verity!

katelinlagreca said...

I loved Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein has another similar book out and some of the Verity characters make an appearance in it. I'm adding The Storied Life to my list to read! Thanks for the recommendation.

MK Jorgenson said...

The Storied Life sounded great...then I read "bookstore" in the description for it, and I was sold; thanks for adding to my reading list! ;)