Friday, April 1, 2016
What I Read: March
Unfortunately, with a couple of exceptions, March was a rather lackluster reading month! As usual, click on the title for my Goodreads review.
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu. This book seemed to borrow a little too much from the classic stories that it references, which made it feel unoriginal. The writing was pretty at times, but the ending was anticlimactic and overall it was just okay.
The Key to Extraordinary, by Natalie Lloyd. Natalie writes the most charming stories! Her books are so comforting somehow and I want to live in the magical little towns she creates. :) I didn't love this one quite as much as A Snicker of Magic, but I still really enjoyed it.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, by Morgan Matson. I loved Morgan Matson's book Since You've Been Gone, which I read last summer, so I was very excited for this one. It seems to be most readers' favorite book of hers. I liked it, but I was left a little disappointed! I didn't feel connected to the characters...honestly, I didn't feel much at all with this book (which doesn't make sense, given what the main character has been going through).
The Secret of the Old Clock, by Carolyn Keene. I hate to say it, but this was another disappointment! Maybe I was expecting too much. I mean, if I went back and read, say, The Baby-Sitters Club now, I wouldn't expect to find a well written classic, would I? Nope. I wish I had read Nancy Drew as a kid, because I think I would have enjoyed it much more than I did as a twenty-something. The writing was just so distracting and cheesy that I couldn't get past it. It turns out that while I love the idea of Nancy Drew, I don't love the actual books. But that's okay! :)
The Sign of Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle. I didn't love this one like I did A Study in Scarlet, but it was still good. It was just as readable as the first one, and while the mystery wasn't particularly interesting to me, it was worth reading just to see more of Sherlock and Watson. (Also, Mary! Though she doesn't play much of a part, other than to have Watson fall in love with her. The same day that he meets her...yeah.)