Books I’ve Read – April

In January, I started sharing books I’ve read for two reasons.  First, I would like a place to keep a list of all the books I have read and just haven’t found a good place for it yet.  Second, I love hearing what other people are reading and I like to add to my list of books to read.

When you finish reading the list, leave me a comment with your favorite reads this month and get additional book recs from my JanuaryFebruary and March lists.

I got a lot of reading done this month but much of it was in the form of orientation, handbooks and such because I am preparing to go back to school when the summer session begins next week. I know that during the next few months my reading time will be limited as I figure out how much time this whole returning to school thing is going to take up!

Optical Delusions in Deadwood by Ann Charles – This is the second book in a trilogy about a Realtor who lives in Deadwood. It is just as amusing as the first book, was a fun beach type read and was free to download at the time!

The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare – Book two of the Infernal Devices series did not disappoint. This series is full of magic, vampires, warlocks, good versus evil, and London landmarks. It is a great series to give to the Harry Potter and Twilight fan in your life.

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson – I picked this book to read and review for Family Friday on A Traveler’s Library. What happens when all of the guests leave Disney World and the gates close? This book helps the reader to imagine what might happen to the Disney characters after the parks close. The main characters are 13 years old but I think a 4th or 5th grader could appreciate this book. I wouldn’t give it to someone who scares easily because they might not want to go back to Disney for a long time. There are some creepy parts in the book (like when the It’s a Small World dolls come alive and one bites the leg of one of the main characters…eek!).

Leviathan by Scott Westerfield – This is a steampunk novel that takes place at the beginning of World War I. As is typical with steampunk, it is full of science fiction, bizarre speculation and what-ifs even though it takes place at the beginning of WWI. I loved Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series and devoured all four books in less than a week. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book. When I finished, I couldn’t bring myself to read the second book in the series but I do have a book from another one of his series on my list to read next.

What is on your reading list right now?


  1. 1

    Ooooh, the Kingdom Keepers sounds like one The Boy would enjoy, especially considering we’re going to WDW next month! Thanks for the rec! (And good luck at school!)

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    Have you ever seen the movie Leviathan? it is one of my sci-fi favorites.

    My reading list so far this year:

    1) Ghosts of Varner Creek by Michael Weems
    2) The Hunter by John Lescroart
    3) Death Benefit by Robin Cook
    4) Worth Fighting For by Lisa Swayze
    5) The Rose Garden by Suzanna Kearsley
    6) My Captor, My Love by Leah Matheny
    7) A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer
    8) Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
    9) The Girl That Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
    10) Constant Hearts by Donna Hatch
    11) The Last Innocent Hour by Barbara Sissel
    12) The Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta
    13) The Trial by Larry Thompson
    14) Stigma by Phillip Hawley Jr.

    My favorite out of all of these is #5 Rose Garden. It is a history and a romance tied together. It i so good!