Thursday, April 1, 2010

Goodbye March, Hello Month of Fools...

Leprechauns, Irish Car Bombs, and Green Beer...I'm sad (yet a little relieved) to see you go. Really, I love me some Irish men, but pretending to be Irish one day a year is so much more than I can handle. Yes, I'm a light-weight, and yes, I'm comfortable admitting that!

Okay, so let's get serious here. This is where I release yet another month's worth of reading for your viewing pleasure. But, in looking over March's list, I'm seeing that I did not read a single YA title.

Hello?!?! YA writer here. Not reading YA is...well, it's sacrilege. You know what this means, don't you? YEP. April will henceforth not only be known as the month of fools, but it will be a YA reading extravaganza. I will read NOTHING but YA, starting with EPITAPH ROAD by David Patneaude which I started last night.

So...if you have any suggestions as to what I should read, please let me know! I love to get book reccomendations :)

Here's my reading list for March. As you can see, my tastes are vast and varied. I hope you find something that interests you!

  • ON WRITING by Stephen King (non-fiction)
  • FOUL PLAY by Janet Evanovich...okay I must say something here. If you all haven't read anything by the amazing Ms. Evanovich, you are so missing out. Her Stephanie Plum series is a riot a minute (I have a secret crush on Ranger) and her other books are just as hilarious! This one is all about a chicken. Enough said!
  • IF I AM MISSING OR DEAD by Janine Latus (non-fiction)
  • THINNER THAN THOU by Kit Reed...Holy Guacamole! this book was nuts! but I couldnt put it down. It was strange but compelling...
  • DIARY by Chuck about weirdness...but I expect it from him. If you haven't experienced the sheer insanity that is the Palahniuk universe, you must read CHOKE or HAUNTED.
  • DRY by Augusten Burroughs (non-fiction) a memoir by the author of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. not bad as far as memoirs goes but not on the same level as his first trip down memory lane.
  • BODY RIDES by Richard Laymon....When I think of Richard Laymon, I think of the somewhat delusional love-child of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. (EWW...that didnt give me a very nice mental image) But, seriously...Laymon is a not a well-known as he should be for all the terrifying tales he weaves. Check out ENDLESS NIGHT or really any of the slew of other titles by him...especially if you are a King or Koontz fangirl (like me!)
  • DEEP FREEZE by Lisa Jackson
  • BLOOD VINES by Erica Spindler...okay, I have to hand it to my girl Erica. I have read EVERY one of her books and I can always tell you who the killer is after a few chapters...NOT so with this one. I was ping-ponging until the very end. Great mystery AND it was all about wine. What is there not to love?

So that's my list for March. Ten books is not to shabby. If I keep this up, I will have no problem making it to my goal of 100 read for the year!


  1. 10 books a month is WAAAAYY more than I read nowadays. Interesting list. I'll have to look up those titles. I have no recommendations, though.

    Happy April Fools'!

  2. 10 books a month? Are you serious? I'm beyond impressed.

    I vote to add Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon.

  3. Hey, thanks for the book suggestions! I love Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, but have struggled with some of her other books. I take it you liked FOUL PLAY? If so, I'll have to add it to my TBR list.


  4. Thanks for the recommendations! I'll check them out. It'll be the first time I've ever read anything of Janet Evanovich's and Erica Spindler.

  5. Tawna: I know exactly what you mean about struggling with some of Evanovich's other books. This was a quick, fun read...BUT the story itself lacked the depth you find in the Plum series. But really, it's hard to top such memorable characters as Lula, Grandma Moser, and Mooner! It's fairly obvious that this was one of her first works. Still, it was cute, and I'd recommend it. Hope that helps!

    Remilda: Please do...and let me know what you think!


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