Thursday, April 30, 2015

Best of the Bunch: April 2015

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in April.

Of the 7 books I read this month, none earned a 5-star review from me, or even 4.5 stars. It was kind of a disappointing month! Three of the books earned a 4-star review:

These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

I wasn't thrilled with any of them, but the best of the bunch was...

I found this a little slow to get into, but I stuck with it and I see why so many people have recommended this book. It's a great story about a woman in the Old West of the United States. Through her diary, we see her grow up and experience the kinds of hardships and joys that would have been typical for someone in her time and place. The characters are well-written and the story is ever-changing and intriguing. Sarah is a likeable but three-dimensional character whose faults are outweighed by her goodness and strength. I was a little put off by the romanticization of a character who kept kissing Sarah without her permission and of the anti-Indian sentiments. But it was still a good read, and I'd recommend it.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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  1. Ooh, I am curious to see what everybody's bests were. Every month I make a collage of the covers of my top three from the month to share (and to make my year-long book list a little easier to scan at the end of the year when I share it), so the photos at the top of my month of reads wrap up post answer the question succintly, if you'd prefer not to read more detail about what was awesome and what was...less awesome. Here: