Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Reading Wrap-Up

April was a very productive month for reading. I've had a lot of spare time due to a chronic knee problem that will require surgery soon. I have had issues with my left knee cap for most of my life, starting with a traumatic dislocation when I was 12 years old. One of the ligaments that is supposed to hold my knee cap in place, the lateral patellar retinaculum, is no longer doing that, which is making my left leg unstable and wont to do unnatural things. I won't go into detail here, but let's just say that over the past several weeks, I have confirmed I am not squeamish. I've been on crutches and off work, neither of which I am happy about, but I'm trying to make the best of the situation.

Like Sherlock Holmes, my mind rebels at stagnation. Unlike my knee, my library card still works, so I have been reading a great deal in an effort to stave off boredom.  (Huge props to my mom, who has been awesome about picking up and dropping off library books for me.)

This month I read:
  1. Prodigy by Marie Lu
  2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  3. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
  4. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielson
  5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeh Wein
  7. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  9. Forever by Maggie  Stiefvater
  10. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  11. Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke by Justin Richards
  12. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  13. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
  14. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  15. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
I went on a bit of a YA binge. I have missed a lot of good young adult books in the past couple of years, so I'm getting caught up now. Out of all of these, I think the Infernal Devices trilogy (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess) by Cassandra Clare and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein were my favorites.


  1. The Cassandra Clare books have been on my radar for a long time...I just love the covers, ha.

    1. The covers are gorgeous. I'm trying not to race through The Mortal Instruments series, but I just got the last three books from the library, so...that's not working out for me, I guess! ;)

  2. I know the Cassandra Clare series is popular at our library. Is it paranormal romance or urban fantasy or what is it? I'm not sure if I'd like it or not.

    BTW, want to get back to reading Sherlock Holmes here soon. :)

  3. I have a very active imagination, so I had some interesting things going through my mind when I was reading about your knee! I really hope that the upcoming surgery goes well and you heal quickly!

    I have really enjoyed Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy, but have not yet read the third book. It's on my shelf though and I hope to get to it very soon!