Thursday, April 01, 2010

Reading Roundup March 2010

By the Numbers
Teen: 15
Tween: 5
Children: 5

Review Copies: 1
Swapped: 2
Library: 18

Teen: A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
Well, what did you expect? Review soon.
Tween: No Laughter Here by Rita Williams-Garcia
A tween book about female genital mutilation. This was a brave book for Williams-Garcia to write, but the bravest thing about it is that she doesn't fix everything all better in the end.
Children: Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) by Alison McGhee
A tender examination of fear and courage in the heart of a nine-year-old, armed only with a raccoon mask. Review soon.

Because I Want To Awards
So Totally Would Have Won Standout if Not For Eugenides: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Most Wrenching: Willow by Julia Hoban
For the So-Over-Twilight Crowd: Life Sucks by Jessica Abel AND Uninvited by Andrea Marrone
The Weirdest Thing You Will Ever Experience Sober: The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy


Terry Doherty said...

I have never noticed your opening categories before. I like the idea of highlighting the # of library books. Very cool!

Charlotte said...

Yeah, the Order of Odd-Fish is is a wonder it holds together as coherently as it does!

Bibliovore said...

Terry, I started doing that when the whole kerfuffle about FTC stuff came up. I like the transparency, though, a reflection of really and truly what the proportions are. Sometimes I think readers think every blogger gets everything direct from publishers.

Charlotte, Odd-Fish started getting *really* weird for me about the last quarter of the book. Very dark, and if it didn't precisely fall apart, it was hanging together rather loosely. I still think it's a pretty neat book, though.