A huge thank you to Janssen at Everyday Reading for hosting this quarterly link up!
This has been a slower quarter for me, with only 11 books read in January, February, and March. I blame it on some February vacationing, a surgery, and a child who suddenly dropped ALL of her naps at the same time. The vacations and surgery are behind me, but I am still trying to figure out when my reading time is going to happen with a never-sleeping toddler. We'll see how successful I am at finding that balance at my next quarterly reading report.
These are the books I read this quarter:
- Defy by Sara B. Larson - Romance fans will find a lot to love in this book. Too bad I'm not a big romance fan. Full review coming next week!
- Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale - A witty and charming final installment that fans will be pleased with.
- Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - This Robin Hood retelling has a lot of action and a lot of angst. I came away feeling more frustrated than exhilarated, however.
- Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey - I've never read a book like this before, and while some of the scenes were a bit much, I thought the worldbuilding and careful plotting was impressive.
- Stray by Elissa Sussman - That gorgeous cover made me read the book despite some negative reviews. I should have listened to the reviews.
- Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann - Please read this book of poetry. Whoever you are, please, just read it. Just, please.
- To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - I can see why this book has the fan base that it does, but it just didn't sweep me up the way I wanted it to.
- The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson - A strong and exciting middle novel! This was one of the longest books I read this quarter, but also one of the best.
- Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson - A cute, if somewhat forgettable, MG fantasy novel.
- Gaddafi's Harem by Annick Cojean - This one, however, is neither cute nor forgettable. Nor is it a fantasy. This is an important book, and I hope many, many people read it.
- Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier - A slow and moving adult fantasy novel. Traditional fantasy fans should love this story.
And now, some graphs:
Goodness, I've read a lot of fantasy lately! Maybe that's why I've been itching for some contemporary lately. Now taking suggestions for contemporary novels that are light on the romance, but heavy on the other feels.