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April reading

I’m doing my April reading list a day early, since I know I won’t have any more books finished by tomorrow.

  • Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

A+.  The last of the Anne of Green Gables books (at least before they start going in to her children).  Loved it.  Loved the whole series!

  • The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

A.  Solid books, really interesting, definitely keep you reading (fast!).  The first two were my favorite, but I really appreciated the realistic, not all-wrapped-up ending of the entire series.

  • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

B.  After being immersed in young adult books (Hunger Games) it was hard to transition to old-english style writing.  Still, a fun book to read.  I haven’t seen the movie, but I love me some Dame Judi Dench!

  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

A.  A book of essays on books and reading and life.  Really cute essays, funny, thoughtful, well-written.  Loved all of it!  Definitely recommend it.

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (audiobook)

A.  I hadn’t read this book before, so it was my first time reading (or listening) to it.  I listened to it in the car while at home I was reading The Hunger Games… it was an interesting juxtaposition for sure, as both address the future, government control, etc.

What books have you read this month that were particularly great (or not so great)?

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8 thoughts on “April reading

  1. My sister introduced me to the Hunger Games and I couldn’t put them down either. I really enjoyed them. I really should read more than I do. Need to work on that.

  2. Can I suggest watching the Cranford BBC mini-series? I’m sure Steph has told you about it, but there is Cranford and Return to Cranford, both with 3-4 episodes, I think. Personally, I thought Fahrenheit 451 was great. My brother got Hunger Games for Christmas and has been trying to get me to read them ever since. I wish I had time! Good reading list for April.

  3. glad you liked fahrenheit 451. that book really struck me in high school.

    this month i read meb’s “run to overcome” (your loaner), jane austen’s “mansfield park” and “emma”, and colin beavan’s “no impact man”. the first was ok, although i think it would have been better as 4-5 magazine articles rather than a whole book. jane austen=love. no impact man is well written and makes me feel like i can breathe easier.

  4. i ABSOLUTELY love THE Hunger Games! They are currently working on the movies and I will def be going ot see them. Currently, I am reading the Eragon books. I am on the 3rd one called Bringsinger (or something like that). THey are big books so it takes me alittle longer to get throught them.
    I see Jen has read Graceling and FIre, I read those over the sumer, also very good books!
    I love to read series if you can’t tell.

  5. Hunger Games = Addicting. Bonus: MOVIE next spring. Yessssss. I’m going to be “that adult” hahaha

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