Sunday, March 1, 2009
TSS - Monthly wrap-up
Time once again to recap what I've been busy reading this month. It has been a pretty good month for me, in retrospect. I have met some new authors, tackled a couple of classics, and read some good books!
Alaska by James Michener - my introduction to Michener, thanks to my Grandpa, and the kickoff to my Relative Reads feature. Also, a great story. Finished 2/8/09, rated 8/10. (my review here)
Ulysses by James Joyce - my first read for the Modern Library 100 Best challenge, I have now decided I never have to read Joyce again. Finished 2/5/09, rated 3/10. (my review here)
The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson - review book for Bookloons.com, this was a pleasant memoir about a single mom raising her daughter with help from her family. Finished 2/12/09, rated 7/10. (my review here)
Journey by James Michener - the continuing story of Alaska, this time focusing on the Klondike gold rush. Finished 2/14/09, rated 8/10. (my review here)
The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block - beautiful novel about two families dealing with early -onset Alzheimers. Finished 2/15/09, rated 8/10. (my review here)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Newbery-winning story of a boy who grows up in a graveyard. Great! Finished 2/16/09, rated 9/10. (my review here)
The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap - review book for Curledup.com about a young girl trying to solve the mystery of her father's death. Finished 2/17/09, rated 7/10. (review forthcoming)
Hardly Knew Her by Laura Lippman - collection of short stories all involving some sort of crime, by the author of the Tess Monaghan mystery series. Fun, gritty read. Finished 2/22/09, rated 7/10.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - classic dystopian novel about book burning - this is a great read! Finished 2/27/09, rated 8/10. (my review here)