April felt like a slower month then it came to the number of books I read, but I still got 4 books finished, bringing me to a total of 17 books read in 2010. My goal, as you probably know by now, is 42.
14 – Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
I love the Bronte sisters, and I have yet to read one of their books that I did not enjoy. I also really love Anne’s books, although she is considered by many to not be as fabulous as either of her sisters. Agnes Grey was a charming story about a governess (it’s a Victorian novel, what else would it be about) and her adventures in teaching and, like any good Bronte novel, eventually finding love. It was well worth reading.
15 – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
My sister loaned me this book, citing that it was one of her favorites and that I ought to read it, since I as of yet had not. I finally took the opportunity to do so. In the beginning, I must say that I was not that impressed by it. However, by the time I reached the 1/2 way point, I was hooked and found the metaphor fascinating and one I need to reread about a billion times.
16 – The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
This book – I really did not like. There were parts of it that were interesting, parts of it that made me think and that I enjoyed. But, end the end, I really found it a book that I could not stand and that I really disliked. So much so, that I can’t even think of anything to write about it. It was dark, it was strange, and it was dark. Oh, I said that already? Well, that about sums it up.
17 – Emily of New Moon by Lucy M. Montgomery
After reading The Golden Compass, I needed something completely different. I decided to start a L.M. Montgomery trilogy I have had sitting on shelves from sometime now. This book also took me a while to get into, but about 1/3 of the way through, I was hooked and great friends with Emily. Emily, like Anne Shirley, is an orphan. She moves in with 2 maiden aunts where she lives vividly and discovers a passion for writing. She doesn’t get into scrapes like Anne, but her life is full of colorful characters and exciting events. It was a great read.
My book list is always growing – and so I must ask…did you read anything great recently? Please let me know if you did!
See all the books I’ve read in 2010 here.
See what others are reading at lifeasmom.