Thursday, June 05, 2008

The May book list

I'd like to write more about some of these, but right now I think I'm just going to throw the list out there. As always, if you have comments, questions, or would like to know what I think about a particular book, drop me a line. Don't assume that if I'm listing it here I liked it.

Well Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer
The Cart and the Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones
A Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Smoky House by Elizabeth Goudge
Northlander by Meg Burden
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Arabella by Georgette Heyer
Drowned Ammet by Diana Wynne Jones
Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh
Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer
The Wall and the Wing by Laura Ruby
The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
The Oracle Betrayed by Catherine Fisher
The Grand Tour by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Anatopsis by Chris Abouzeid
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
The Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
The Art of Prayer
A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunch
Meed the Austins by Madeline L'Engle
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb


A fellow reader said...

What did you think of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell? I've been thinking about picking that one up for awhile now.

Caitlin said...

How was the Elizabeth Goudge book? I've only read 2.5 of her books (Linnets and Valerians, The Little White Horse, and half of The Child from the Sea), but am thinking about reading more.

Also--Margaret mentioned in an email to me that chapbooks will be sent soon!

MaureenE said...

a fellow reader, I'm planning to post a more in-depth review soon, but I loved it! It was really well done and so intricately layered. Susannna Clarke's achievement blows my mind whenever I think about it. You do have to be willing to read the language though, because she writes flawless Regency prose. It's like reading Ann Radcliffe or Jane Austen.

Caitlin, I love Elizabeth Goudge! I've loved her since I was about ten and my grandmother left me one of her books. Smoky House isn't a huge favorite of mine, but I definitely recommend her. Don't expect anything terribly boundary-pushing, but she has a great ear and a great sense of description and character.

I got my chapbook today! I am just an hour south, but I was very excited. And joy! She liked it. :D

Caitlin said...

Which of the Goudge books would you recommend I read next?

and I'm not really surprised Margaret liked your book! It was lovely. I hope my own book arrives in Denver before I do in two weeks!