This month I read 18 books for a total of 3,711 pages and an average of 124 pages per day. Whew! I’m still experimenting with audiobooks and while I’m more interested in listening to them, I’m still really picky (for instance, I hated the voices in The Hobbit). My favorites this month were The Punch Escrow and Sea of Rust and I couldn’t be happier to finally be done with the damn Dark Tower series. UGH.
Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers
First Sentence: It was one of the most important moments in Nathaniel Fludd’s life, and he was stuck sitting in the corner.
The Basilisk’s Lair by R.L. LaFevers
First Sentence: Perched atop his camel, Nathaniel Fludd plodded through the desert sand.
The Wyvern’s Treasure by R.L. LaFevers
First Sentence: There were times when Nathaniel Fludd wasn’t sure he’d survive living with Aunt Phil.
The Unicorn’s Tale by R.L. LaFevers
First Sentence: “I still don’t understand why we had to come to France,” Nate grumbled as he dragged his rucksack on the ground behind him.
Frankenstein Dreams by Various Authors
The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein
First Sentence: If you’re reading this, then you’re officially in charge of figuring out what to do next.
Notable Quote: “Sometimes my brain was just an asshole.”
Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
First Sentence: This is the first murder that the Wells and Wong Detective Society has ever investigated, so it is a good thing Daisy bought me a new casebook.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Atomic Blonde by Anthony Johnston
Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman
First Sentence: Charlotte guided her brother to the right position on the pavement, ignoring the glares from other Londoners as they stopped the flow of people hurrying about their business.
Song of Susannah by Stephen King
First Sentence: ‘How long will the magic stay?”
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
First Sentence: Pere Don Callahan had once been the Catholic priest of a town, ‘Salem’s Lot had been its name, that no longer existed on any maps.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Review to come:
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
First Sentence: I waited for the green again.
Notable Quote: “Magic was just something people liked to believe in, something they thought they could feel or sense, something that made everything more than just mechanical certainty. Something that made them more than flesh and bone.”
Retrograde by Peter Cawdron
First Sentence: I’m giddy with rice wine.
*Cover images from Goodreads