Friday, May 31, 2013

May Reflections

In May, I read 41 books. It was a lot of fun to discover the Oz books! I plan on reading more in this series! I also read some Victorian novels!

My Top Five:

Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope. 1865. 848 pages.
Catherine. April Lindner. 2013. Little, Brown. 320 pages.
The Daughter of Time. (Inspector Grant #5). Josephine Tey. 1955/1995. Touchstone. 206 pages.
Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I. Sandra Byrd. Simon & Schuster. 336 pages.
 Nicholas Nickleby. Charles Dickens. 1839. 817 pages.

Children's Books:

  1. Penny and Her Marble. Kevin Henkes. 2013. HarperCollins. 48 pages.
Middle Grade and Young Adult:
  1.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1900. 156 pages.
  2. The Marvelous Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1904. 192 pages.  
  3. Ozma of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1907. 126 pages
  4. Emily of New Moon. L.M. Montgomery. 1923. Bantam. 352 pages.
  5. Emily Climbs. L.M. Montgomery. 1925. Bantam Books. 325 pages.
  6. Mary Marie. Eleanor H. Porter. 1920. 136 pages.
  7. Destiny, Rewritten. Kathryn Fitzmaurice. 2013. HarperCollins. 176 pages.
  8. This is What Happy Looks Like. Jennifer E. Smith. 2013. Little, Brown. 404 pages.
  9. Catherine. April Lindner. 2013. Little, Brown. 320 pages.
  10. Cross My Heart. Sasha Gould. 2012. Random House. 272 pages.
  11. Hattie Ever After. Kirby Larson. 2013. Random House. 240 pages.   
  12. Shades of Earth. (Across the Universe #3) Beth Revis. 2013. Penguin. 369 pages. 
  13. Miss Billy Married. Eleanor H. Porter. 1914. 240 pages.
  14. The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. Catherine Reef. 2012. Clarion. 240 pages. 
Adult Books:
  1.  Nicholas Nickleby. Charles Dickens. 1839. 817 pages.  
  2. Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope. 1865. 848 pages. 
  3. The Fallen Leaves. Wilkie Collins. 1879. 344 pages.
  4. Friday's Child. Georgette Heyer. 1944/2008. Sourcebooks. 425 pages.
  5. Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King and I Governess. Susan Morgan. 2008. University of California Press. 300 pages.
  6. The League of Frightened Men.  (Nero Wolfe #2) Rex Stout. 1935. Bantam. 320 pages.
  7. The Rubber Band. (Nero Wolfe #3) Rex Stout. 190 pages.
  8. Envious Casca. Georgette Heyer. 1941/2010. Sourcebooks. 396 pages.
  9. Duplicate Death. Georgette Heyer. 1951/2010. Sourcebooks. 352 pages. 
  10. The Daughter of Time. (Inspector Grant #5). Josephine Tey. 1955/1995. Touchstone. 206 pages. 
  11. Kept in the Dark. Anthony Trollope. 1882. 512 pages.
  12. A Dangerous Inheritance. Alison Weir. 2012. Hutchinson. 515 pages.
Christian Books:
  1. Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes. R.W. Glenn. 2013. Shepherd Press. 128 pages.
  2. God's Power For Your Life: How the Holy Spirit Transforms You Through God's Word. A.W. Tozer. Edited by James L. Snyder. 2013. 224 pages. 
  3. The Radical Cross.  A.W. Tozer. Christian Publications. 148 pages.
  4. The Scriptures Testify About Me: Jesus and the Gospel In the Old Testament. Edited by D.A. Carson. Featuring essays by R. Albert Mohler Jr., Tim Keller, Alistair Begg, James MacDonald, Conrad Mbewe, Matt Chandler, Mike Bullmore, and D.A. Carson. 2013. Crossway. 188 pages.
  5. In The Steps of St. Paul. H.V. Morton. 1935. 528 pages.
  6. Love's Unending Legacy. Janette Oke. 1984. Bethany House. 239 pages.
  7. The Sovereignty and Supremacy of King Jesus: Bowing to the Gracious Despot. Mike Abendroth. 2011. Day One. 240 pages.  
  8. Revelation 14-22 (Thru the Bible Commentary Series) J. Vernon McGee. Thomas Nelson. 204 pages.
  9. According to the Pattern. Grace Livingston Hill. 1903. 186 pages. 
  10. Words to Winners of Souls. Horatius Bonar. 1877. 72 pages.  
  11. Gospel: Recovering the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary. J.D. Greear. Foreword by Timothy Keller. B&H Books. 266 pages.  
  12. Christ the Eternal Son. A.W. Tozer. 175 pages. 
  13. The Bookends of the Christian Life. Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington. 2009. March 2009. Crossway Publishers. 160 pages. 
  14. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I. Sandra Byrd. Simon & Schuster. 336 pages.

© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comments:

fredamans 9:52 PM  

I've not read the Oz tales, but want to.
Happy June reading!

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