Sunday, April 3, 2016

Month in Review: March 2016

Sorry! I am a little behind on posting my month in review. I had a two-day migraine, and now we have family in town for the weekend. Blogging has not been a priority.

Book of the Month

The Sellout

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

I finished 27 books in March, which is close to a monthly high for me, especially when I look at how many were adult novels rather than kids' books. There were so many excellent books. For book of the month, I feel like I have to pick The Sellout by Paul Beatty, but I could just as easily pick one of a handful of other books. I also loved The Tsar of Love and Techno, The Past, American Housewife, The Longest Night, Furiously Happy, and Salt to the Sea and would gladly recommend any of those to other readers.

Here is what I read and their ratings, sorted into categories (* = audiobook).

Adult Fiction

  • The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories by Anthony Marra, 4.5 stars
  • The Past by Tessa Hadley, 4 stars*
  • The Sellout by Paul Beatty, 4.5 stars
  • The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson, 3.5 stars*
  • Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel by Zachary Thomas Dodson, 4 stars
  • Ghost World by Daniel Clewes, 3 stars
  • Arcadia by Lauren Groff, 4 stars
  • Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan, 3 stars
  • American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis, 4 stars*
  • The Longest Night by Andria Williams, 4 stars
  • The Keep by Jennifer Egan, 4 stars*
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 5 stars (reread)


  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, 4 stars*
  • NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman, 4 stars*
  • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson, 4 stars*
  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin, 4 stars*
Young Adult Fiction:
  • Calamity (Reckoners, #3) by Brandon Sanderson, 3.5 stars
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, 4 stars
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, 4.5 stars
  • The Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the thief, #2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen, 3 stars*
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, 4 stars
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, 4 stars
Juvenile Fiction:
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, 2.5 stars
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, 4 stars
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, 3 stars
  • The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale, 4 stars
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black, 3.5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh - I'm astounded at how much you read - and so many great books!! I just finished Tsar of Love & Techno and loved it...except for the 2 Chechnya war stories.