Life As We Knew It: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Princess Nevermore: Dian Curtis Regan

March 2007 Reading List

In case any of you are by any faint chance wondering, I am on target to reach my goal of reading 200 books this year. I've read 53 books in the first quarter of the year. Here are the books that I read in March.

Children's and Young Adult Books

  1. Justina Chen Headley: Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies). Little, Brown and Company. Completed March 4, 2007. My review.
  2. Melanie Watt: Scaredy Squirrel. Kids Can Press. Completed March 10, 2007. This book won the Cybils award for fiction picture books. My review.
  3. Barbara Lehman: Rainstorm. Houghton Mifflin. Completed March 10, 2007. My review.
  4. Jez Alborough: Fix-It Duck. Kane/Miller (This is the American board book edition. It was originally published in Great Britian by HarperCollins in 2002). Completed March 10, 2007. My review.
  5. Anette Bley: And What Comes After a Thousand? Kane/Miller (translated edition, originally published in Germany). Completed March 10, 2007. My review.
  6. Suzy Lee: The Zoo. Kane/Miller. Completed March 10, 2007. My review.
  7. Jon J. Muth: Zen Shorts. Scholastic Press. Completed March 10, 2007.
  8. Edward Bloor. London Calling. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Completed March 17, 2007 (on MP3 from Audible).
  9. Olivier Dunrea: Ollie the Stomper. Houghton-Mifflin. Completed March 17, 2007.
  10. E. Lockhart: The Boyfriend List. Delacorte. Completed March 20, 2007 (on MP3 from Audible). My review.
  11. R. L. LaFevers: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. Houghton Mifflin. Completed March 22, 2007. My review.
  12. Margaret Peterson Haddix: Among the Hidden. Aladdin. Completed March 24, 2007.
  13. Laurie Halse Anderson: Speak. Penguin. Completed March 24, 2007.
  14. Sarah Beth Durst: Into the Wild. Razorbill. Completed March 25, 2007. My review.
  15. Susan Beth Pfeffer: Life As We Knew It. Harcourt Children's Books. Completed March 27, 2007. Review forthcoming.
  16. Dian Curtis Regan: Princess Nevermore. Darby Creek Publishing. Completed March 27, 2007. Review forthcoming.
  17. Michelle Knudsen (Author) and Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator): Library Lion. Candlewick. Completed March 31, 2007.

Adult Fiction

  1. Ann Benson: The Burning Road. Dell. Completed March 1, 2007. Sequel to The Plague Tales.
  2. M. C. Beaton: Agatha Raisin and The Deadly Dance. St. Martins. Completed March 7, 2007 This is an entertaining cozy series, centered around a somewhat grouchy retired career woman who lives in the English Cotswalds and stumbles upon various mysteries. I don't read very many cozy series, but something about the bite of Agatha's personality appeals to me.
  3. Laura Lippman: No Good Deeds. Harper. Completed March 8, 2007. This is a return by Lippman to her Tess Monaghan series. Tess is a Baltimore private investigator. In this installment, her boyfriend Crow, through an intended good deed, drags her into a dangerous situation.
  4. Ann Benson: The Physician's Tale. Delacorte Press. Completed March 17, 2007. This is the third, and apparently final, book in Benson's Plague Tales series. I found this book, set in a plague decimated world, utterly compelling, and kept thinking about it when I was away from the book.

Adult Non-Fiction

  1. Kathleen T. Horning (ill. Stacy Innerst): From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books. HarperTrophy. Completed March 16, 2007. While much of the material is introductory, I thought that the author made some excellent points about reviewing children's books thoughtfully and seriously.

What are you reading?