June 6, 2015

March and April 2015 Reads

Every. Time.

Mar 7 The Country of Ice Cream Star Sandra Newman
8 Where all Light Tends to Go David Joy
9 The Martian Andy Weir
10 Eeny Meeny M. J. Arlidge
Apr 11 A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson
12 World Gone By Dennis Lehane
13 Soil Jamie Kornegay
14 The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro
15 The Star Side of Bird Hill Naomi Jackson
16 Infinite Tides Christian Kiefer

I am slowly but surely getting me reading mojo back!  In January and February of this year, I read just 3 books each month.  Now, in March, there were 4, and in April, there were 6.  I'm still working on the blogging mojo.

Now, let me tell you which of these 10 books I loved.

I loved The Country of Ice Cream Star.  It's a dystopian novel that takes place after a plague.  What set the novel apart from other dystopian tales is the original language used by the children, everyone is a child.

Where All Light Tends to Go uses the English Language in the best way possible.  It is Southern grit-lit with an intricate plot and it's a beautifully written debut thriller.

I'm writing this in June, and so far The Martian by Andy Weir is the best book I've read all year.  It was recommended to be by my oldest daughter, whose favorite genre is paranormal, dystopian, sci-fi fantasy!  We usually don't read the same books.  Imagine being on of the first humans to walk on planet Mars.  Now, imagine being left there, all alone, during an emergency evacuation.  Our guy is Mark and he's smart and resourceful.  When Mission Control finds that he's been left behind, all resources are redirected to rescue him.  Read the book, you won't be disappointed.

What are you reading?

1 comment

  1. I have lost my reading mojo these last several months. I did just hear an interview and review that sent me out to bye Re Jane, modern Jane Eyre retelling set in the Bronx and Korea.


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