I've got a total of 16 books read this time 'round, and not a single work of online fanfiction, which is a bit out of character for me as of late. Four books of non-fiction, which raises my monthly average by a factor of two, five works of YA, which is also higher than usual, and two audio books, one of which doubles as a non-fiction read.
1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. This book was very hard for me to read but I relished writing the review, found here.
2. Dead to You by Lisa McMann. This is one of my YA books, read in ARC form. I'll at least do a blurb/shelftalker for it, but probably won't do a full review.
4. Matched by Allie Condie. This has been reviewed everywhere, so I probably won't do one for myself. First book in a YA trilogy that I bought & read on vacation.
5. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller. I also bought and read this on vacation. Good memoir, but I preferred her recent release that I reviewed here.
6. The Possessed by Elif Batuman. Another work of non-fiction, which I bought & read on vacation and reviewed here.
7. What Would Mr. Darcy Do by Abigail Reynolds. That's right--a published work of fanfiction that picks up in Pride & Prejudice at the point where Darcy comes about Miss Elizabeth in the inn at Lambton, and after she confesses what has happened to Lydia, he takes her in his arms, where they are caught out by the Gardiners. Good times ensue. Won't review it, but it was a fun airplane read.
8. The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel. I'm a BIG fan of her work and this, her third novel, did not disappoint. Review forthcoming, as is the book itself.
10. The Midwife of Venice by Robert Rich. Reviewed here.
11. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston. Reviewed here.
12. Fool by Christopher Moore. This was the second audio book of the month, and while I thought that the reader was simply outstanding, I wasn't entirely enamored with the story. Comic and graphically crude retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear, with good doses of MacBeth thrown in.
13. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. Another YA, reviewed here. This one pretty much scared the pants off of me.
14. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. Another YA, which I might review.
15. The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate. I met Martha at NEIBA at the Algonquin author dinner and then she came to my bookstore this past week. She's nifty!
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