January - 4
February - 3
March - 4
March was a good month for books. I enjoyed all of the books I was able to get in this month.
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
I had a little bit of trouble getting in to this book, mostly because I didn't like the main character. I'm still not sure how I feel about her, but I still really enjoyed the story even though she was there. The book kind of takes you through two different stories at the same time, one in 1990 and one during and shortly after the Salem Witch Trials. I would have loved to read more on the underlying story near the witch trials.
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
This is the last book in a trilogy I started reading back in 2011 (I think). A "historical fiction" based during World War I where a young girl, Deryn, dresses like a boy to join the British Air Force and she ends up on the Leviathan, a living Darwinist fabricated ship. Alec, the Austrian heir to the throne also ends up on the ship and the two become friends. The three books are about their adventures while serving on the ship (they meet people like Tesla and Hearst). I enjoyed the trilogy a lot.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Oh my goodness. I don't think I can come up with the words to describe how much I absolutely loved this book. I honestly can't think of a book that I have ever read where I kept thinking, "this is delightful!" For one - that doesn't sound like something I would say, but it definitely came to mind several times. It had me laughing and almost crying a few times too. I love the character development and the way Schmidt uses Shakespeare to move us through the months of the school year and through the challenges that the main character has. Seriously - one of my new favorites. Read it!
Choices by Deborah Lynn Jacobs
This is a nice, quick read. I read it in one day (of course I was traveling so I had plenty of down time). It is an interesting concept that addresses the whole idea of the alternate universes that are created when we make a choice (anyone seen that episode of Community?) Kathleen's brother dies and suddenly she finds herself waking up in different time lines based on a decision she made at some point (sometimes the day before sometimes a few days before). She "shifts" between the time lines (and basically different personalities) trying to heal from the lose of her brother.