Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Reflections

This month I read 43 books. It was a GREAT month for loving books. And it was a great month for series!

My top five:

The Case of the Late Pig. Margery Allingham
Ruth. Elizabeth Gaskell.
Faro's Daughter. Georgette Heyer.
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) Robin LaFevers. 
The False Prince. Jennifer A. Nielsen.



Middle Grade Fiction:

  1. Understood Betsy. Dorothy Canfield Fisher. 1916. 176 pages.
  2. Clementine and the Spring Trip. Sara Pennypacker. 2013. Hyperion. 160 pages.
  3. Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1883. 311 pages.
  4. The Golden Road. L.M. Montgomery. 1913. 213 pages. 
  5. The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 1943/2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 112 pages. 
Young Adult Fiction:
  1. The False Prince. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2012. Scholastic. 342 pages.
  2. The Runaway King. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2013. Scholastic. 352 pages.
  3. Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 560 pages.
  4. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) Robin LaFevers. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 387 pages.
  5. The Other Countess. Eve Edwards. 2011. Random House. 352 pages. 
  6. The Queen's Lady. Eve Edwards. 2012. Random House. 336 pages. 
  7. The Rogue's Princess. (Lacey Chronicles #3). Eve Edwards. 2013. Random House. 272 pages.
  8. Orleans. Sherri L. Smith. 2013. Penguin. 336 pages.
  9. The Lightning Dreamer. Margarita Engle. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 182 pages. 
  10. Anne of the Island. L.M. Montgomery. 1915. 272 pages.
  11. Anne's House of Dreams. L.M. Montgomery. 1917. 227 pages.
  12. Dear Enemy. Jean Webster. 1915. 236 pages.  
  13. Daddy Long Legs. Jean Webster. 1912. 208 pages.
Adult Fiction:
  1. Faro's Daughter. Georgette Heyer. 1941. 288 pages.
  2. The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves). P.G. Wodehouse. 1923. 225 pages.
  3. Hamlet, Revenge! Michael Innes. 1937. 312 pages.  
  4. The Case of the Late Pig. Margery Allingham. 1948. 144 pages. 
  5. Lord Edgware Dies (OR Thirteen at Dinner). Agatha Christie. 1933. 260 pages. 
  6. The Corinthian. Georgette Heyer. 1940/2009. Sourcebooks. 261 pages.
  7. Cranford. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1851. 257 pages.
  8. Ruth. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1853. 432 pages.  
  9. Why Shoot a Butler? Georgette Heyer. 1933. 352 pages. 
  10. The Talisman Ring. Georgette Heyer. 1936/2009. Sourcebooks. 316 pages.    
  11. Peril at End House. Agatha Christie. 1932. HarperCollins. 287 pages. 
Christian Books:
  1. Phoebe Deane. Grace Livingston Hill. 1909. 224 pages.
  2.  Comforts From The Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day At A Time. Elyse M. Fitzpatrick. 2009. Crossway. 152 pages. 
  3. Love's Long Journey. Janette Oke. 1982. Bethany House. 240 pages. 
  4. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor's Journey Into Christian Faith. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. 2012. (September 2012). Crown and Covenant. 150 pages. 
  5. The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon. Steven J. Lawson. 2012. Reformation Publishers. 145 pages.  
  6. Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart. 2013. Zondervan. 240 pages. 
  7. Thru the Bible Commentary: Jeremiah and Lamentations. J. Vernon McGee. 1997. Thomas Nelson. 216 pages. 
  8. The Child's Story Bible. Catherine F. Vos. (1938, 1949, 1958,) 1969. Eerdman's Publishing Company. 733 pages.   
  9. Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself. Joe Thorn. Foreword by Sam Storms. 2011. Crossway Books. 144 pages.
  10. Moonlight Masquerade. Ruth Axtell. 2013. Revell. 352 pages.  
  11. All of Grace. Charles Spurgeon. 142 pages.
  12. Revelation 1-5. (Thru the Bible Commentary Series) J. Vernon McGee. Thomas Nelson. 152 pages. 
  13. Thru the Bible Commentary Series: Revelation 6-13. J. Vernon McGee. Thomas Nelson. 192 pages. 
  14. Taking God Seriously. J.I. Packer. 2013. Crossway. 160 pages.

© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

3 comments:

Anastasia @ Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog 2:43 PM  

Daddy Long Legs! I'm going to reread that this month, and then I'm going to FINALLY read Dear Enemy. Have you seen the movie version of DLL, btw? It's supposed to be very good-- haven't seen it myself but I love Fred Astaire so I think I'd like it.

fredamans 8:25 PM  

I loved Treasure Island. Still do!
Happy easter and happy April reading!

wordsandpeace.com 7:57 PM  

thanks for your original titles. here is my March wrap-up:
http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/04/01/2013-march-wrap-up/

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