Monday, May 4, 2009

April in Review - A Progress Report

As promised, here is an update with only this month's reading of my 999 Challenge categories. My previous progress report was far too long, covering three months. Once again, links are to my reviews and I've included dates for when I finished each book.

Award (and Honors) Winners -
  1. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
  2. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
  3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  5. Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
  6. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (4/11/09)

New-to-me Authors -
  1. The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
  2. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  3. Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
  4. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  5. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  6. Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear (4/5/09)
  7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (4/9/09)
  8. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (4/19/09)

Books about Books/Reading/Writing -
  1. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die, edited by Peter Boxall
  2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  3. The Pleasure of Reading, edited by Antonia Fraser
  4. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby
  5. Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
  6. Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon (4/10/09)

Nonfiction -
  1. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  2. Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
  3. Levels of the Game by John McPhee
  4. The Cross by Arthur Blessitt
  5. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (4/16/09)
  6. Krakatoa by Simon Winchester (4/27/09)
  7. Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults, edited by Naomi Miller (4/28/09)

Audiobooks -
  1. Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
  2. Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
  3. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  4. Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman
  5. 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
  6. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  7. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  8. The Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (4/28/09)

Graphic Novels -
  1. Maus and Maus II by Art Spiegelman
  2. The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  3. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
  4. Watchmen by Alan Moore (4/7/09)

Recommendations -
  1. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  2. The Shack by William P. Young
  3. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  4. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (4/14/09)

YA/Children's -
  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  2. The Last Knight by Hilari Bell
  3. Rogue's Home by Hilari Bell
  4. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
  5. Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

Lost Book Club -
  1. Bad Twin by Gary Troup
  2. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  3. Walden Two by B.F. Skinner (4/15/09)
  4. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (4/16/09)

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