Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Sunday Salon: April in Review

Books Read in April
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark: From my review: "I apologized profusely to my book club for having it on my list."
More Like Her by Liza Palmer: From my review: "Liza Palmer is chick lit without the fluff and feathers."
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. I haven't reviewed this yet but it was amazing.
Watership Down by Richard Adams. Multiple re-read. Taught this in British Lit class.
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton:  From my review: "Morton is a superb writer and mesmerizing storyteller." (Actually read in March but reviewed in April.)

Favorite Book of the Month
Watership Down. I love this book so much. I first read it 30 years ago when I was in high school. It is the first novel I can remember my father and I sharing as reading peers. My students were "eh" about it. Some of them loved it, some said "It's a book about rabbits!"

Books Read Aloud (to 11-year-old)
Heidi by Joanna Spryri
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

Added to My Ever-Growing TBR List
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
Introverts in the Church by Adam McHugh
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

Now Reading
Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York by Cynthia Neale

1 comment:

Heidi’sbooks said...

I bought I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, but I haven't read it yet. It is on that TBR pile.'s time to dig it out! Thanks for the encouragement.