Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Books of 2010 - March

1. A Pale Horse. Series fiction by Charles Todd. I do not remember anything about this book. That can't be a great sign. However, I don't remember anything exactly bad about it either.

2. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones. Fiction by Alexander McCall Smith. The latest in the Scotland Street Series, which I do not enjoy as much as some of his others, but it was still a quick, fun read.

3. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. Non-fiction by Kate Summerscale. A thorough and compelling look at a Victorian Era murder.

4. Story of Rosabelle Shaw. Fiction by D.E. Stevenson. I usually enjoy these old books but this one was not one I'd ever read again.

5. 101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen. Non-fiction by Patrice Hannon. This title is only accurate if you've never read anything else about Jane Austen. Which, as we all know, is not the case with yours truly.

6. The Bomber Boys: Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War Two. Non-fiction by Travis Ayres. Read as research. Very interesting life stories.

7. The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine. Non-fiction by Andrea Stuart. Very well done biography. History writers almost always allow Josephine to be overshadowed by her famous husband in their works but this book does not.

8. The Wehrmacht: History, Myth, Reality. Non-fiction by Wolfram Wette (translated). Read as research. Attempts to dispel the myth that the Wehrmacht fought a "good" or "clean" war. If you're interested in the history of that time period, this book is worth your time.

9. The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thugs, & the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. Non-fiction by Robert Edsel. Read as research but this is no dry, boring tome. Well worth the time. I was thoroughly engrossed by this book. (Also see a related documentary,The Rape of Europa, if you're so inclined)

Totals for March:
Fiction: 3
Non-fiction: 6
Dickens completed: none (I'm still working my way through David Copperfield. Slowly. Mostly because all these non-fiction books keep jumping to the top of my reading stack.)

I'm linking this post to Fish Mama's Booking It. Want to see what other folks are reading? Check out her blog (& link to your lists)! If you want to see what else I've read this year, just push that tiny little label "books" under this post

1 comment:

FishMama said...

Hubs would love #6, while I'll take #2. ;) Thanks for sharing your reads!

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