Here is my update on the books I have read this month. Follow along with what I read on my Goodreads (contact me for that info) or follow my Newbery quest at neverendingbookquest.blogspot.com. I have listed the different reading challenges in its own tab on this blog.
A book that became a movie: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I had recently read As You Wish (which I highly recommend) and decided to go back and reread the original book.
A mystery or a thriller: Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix
I got this for free on Kindle. It is about people who have the ability to go in and out of mirrors. It as ok.
A book with a one-word title: Paperboy by Vince Vawter
This book was one of the 2014 Newbery Honor books and I really liked it. It is about a boy who stutters and takes over his friend's paper route for the summer, during which he finds out many things.
A book set in a different country: A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda van Stockum
This book is a 1935 Newbery Honor book that has become public domain. It is set in Holland and talks about a brother and sister who go on a skating picnic with their teacher and classmates.
A nonfiction book: 41: Portrait of my Father by George W. Bush and Killing Patton by Bob O'Reilly
I don't tend to read a lot of nonfiction but I found both of these books to be interesting. I also listened to both books on Audible. George W. Bush was encouraged by historian David McCullough to write a book about his father because John Quincy Adams, the only ever son to ever become president after his father, had not written a book about John Adams and McCullough would have loved it if he had. It was very interesting and I learned a lot about the state of affairs during the elder Bush's presidency. I have also read O'Reilly's previous three "killing" books (Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus) and I really loved them. I didn't know a lot about Patton but I do now after listening to the book. I love how he uses a lot of first person accounts and kind of weaves a web so that you understand what was going on in the world at the time of the person's death.
A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)
I was pleasantly surprised by this good old fashioned private detective novel after my intense disappointment with Rowling's A Casual Vacancy.
A memoir: I Am Not Spock by Leonard Nimoy
I have had this book for awhile but have not read it yet. I loved the conversations between Spock and Nimoy.
A book with magic: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
I do like fantasy so I thought that I should really try to read some of The Wheel of Time series. This was a first book. It was long and bogged down in places but it was pretty good.
A graphic novel: Farscape Vol 5. Red Sky at Morning by Rockne S. O'Bannon
I was missing this volume in the Farscape comic series that tracks the crew of Moya after the events of the Peacekeeper Wars.
A book by an author you've never read before: The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish
This book was a 1925 Newbery Honor book and is public domain. It was a little "out there" for my tastes, talking about a coach that delivers dreams to children around the world.