Monthly Reads: April 2017

Monthly Reads: April 2017

My reading MAJORLY slowed down this month. It has been a busy one. First, we went to Australia for ten days and then four days later my father came to visit us here in Beijing for the first time for ten days. Which was awesome. We don't get many visitors. It is a shame because Beijing has so much to offer, and I swear that I am an excellent hostess. But let's look at the books I did get to...


Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older cover

Shadowshaper
by Daniel José Older

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Series:
Published:
Rating: Full review of Shadowshaper

“Crazy. It was the same word María and Tía Rosa flung at Grandpa Lázaro. The same word anyone said when they didn't understand something. "Crazy" was a way to shut people up, disregard them entirely.” 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor cover

Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor

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Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Published: March 28th 2017
Rating: Full review of Strange the Dreamer

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.” 

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria cover

Iron Cast
by Destiny Soria

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Series: I hope, eventually
Published: October 11th 2016
Rating: Full review of Iron Cast

“'And what are you planning on doing after that?' Eva asked, her left eyebrow cocking. 'Something daring and stupid, I’m sure,' Corinne said, locking her arm with Ada’s."

Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient by Michael Ruhlman cover

Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient
by Michael Ruhlman

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Series: no
Published: April 8th 2014
Rating: Spaghetti Carbona for dinner every night!

“In the kitchen, the egg is ultimately neither ingredient nor finished dish but rather a singularity with a thousand ends.”

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli cover

The Upside of Unrequited
by Becky Albertalli 

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Series: Yes-ish?
Published: April 11th 2017
Rating: Full review of The Upside of Unrequited

“I'm on the toilet at the 9:30 Club and I'm wondering how mermaids pee.”

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen  cover

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare
by Melissa Jensen 

 

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Series: no
Published: February 16th 2012
Rating: Cute but dumb

“Love is one of two things worth dying for. I have yet to decide on the second.” 

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore cover

The Weight of Feathers
by Anna-Marie McLemore 

 

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Series: no
Published: September 15th 2015
Rating: Magical realism at it's best

“He thought Kraft Singles contained, within a few inches, all American evils.” 

Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick cover

Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading
by Lizzie Skurnick

 

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Series:
Published: June 1st 2009
Rating: If there is ever a second book I am going to be all over it.  Genius idea.

“I was amused and surprised by the odd, visceral details that returned to me with each work:[..]These strong, charged images that have never left me - they're often stronger than memories I have of my own life.”