I read 16 books this month.


Women of the World was the most inspiring, and it included women travelers I hadn’t heard of before.  Clute’s Science Fiction was the most fun.  I particularly enjoyed the sections on international sci-fi.  Style was the most disappointing of the lot. Her Style seemed stuck in the 1960s.

Women of the World: Women Travelers and Explorers by Rebecca Stefoff
Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Style by Kate Spade
Science Fiction: the Illustrated Encyclopedia by John Clute

Juvenile and Picture Books:

Warriors disappointed me a little – it’s a graphic novel but it was visually boring.

Warriors: #1 Into the Wild by Erin Hunter
Crown of Horns: Bone #9 by Jeff Smith
Purplicious by Elizabeth & Victoria Kann
Judy Moody Gets Famous by Megan McDonald
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Fiction Books:
Color Purple was by far and away the most delightful. I had thought it was akin to a dirge and avoided it. In fact, it is most celebratory. Enjoyed Huntress the best of the Smith YA paranormals.  Started reading Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books which I am thoroughly enjoying.  Now I want to see the TV show.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Huntress by L. Jane Smith
Witchlight by L. Jane Smith
Maggie by Marion Chesney
Black Dawn by L. Jane Smith
Dead until Dawn by Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Did Not Finish:

Mrs. Mike was distasteful in its depiction of indigenous Canadians.  Banks’ book was not nearly as funny as I had thought it would be.

Mrs. Mike by Nancy and Benedict Freedman
Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks

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