Reading in April

I finished a few more books in April after posting the books I had read since January. So, I thought I’d share.

The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. As before, works by Wodehouse are suggested for free-reading. The is the book right after Right Ho, Jeeves!, and was just as good as it. I need to remember to ask Momma if we can watch the Jeeves and Wooster TV show. It would be hilarious.

The 39 Clues: Doublecross Book 1: Mission Titanic by Jude Watson. A sibling so this at the library when showing another sibling where to find the first set of The 39 Clues. I enjoy these books because they are actiony, codes and clues, fights, and siblings looking out for each other. It’s a race around the world to save lives and defeat the bad guys.

The Black Arrow, a tale of Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson. Another suggested free-read.¬† This started out fine, but by the middle I was bored and the end was very flat. The characters weren’t all that great to me. Dick didn’t appeal to me and Joan didn’t either. I finished it because I don’t like not finishing books. And, I was hoping it would pick up. But, it didn’t. Just battles and mistakes and revenge.

Leonardo’s Shadow or, My astonishing life as Leonardo da Vinci’s Servant¬† by Christopher Grey. This was also disappointing. The main character struck me as extremely selfish. Of course, the story was him trying to discover who he is, because he can’t remember anything before he was 8. But, he was so self centered about it. That’s what put me off.

 

Books on my shelf are:

The Narnian by Alan Jacobs. I’m taking this one slow.

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Also, taking this one slow. I’m trying to balance out my reading so I get them all done before they have to go back to the library.

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer. So far, this is looking like it will be an interesting series.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. I started this a while back, but it had to go back, so I’m going to try to get it done this time around.

Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave by Deron R. Hicks. This is a book I am prereading for siblings. It looks as if it will be an interesting mystery.

The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood. This is Book 5 of the Incorrigibles, and I’ve been waiting for it forever. According to the sibling who read it before me, it’s very good.

I am also listening to Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie on Librivox….And wondering why people like him so much.

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