Monthly Round-up: June 2010

Monthly Round-up for June 2010

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
Goy Crazy by Melissa Schorr
Strudel Stories by Joanne Rocklin
Does my head look big in this? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery (REVIEW)
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
Annie on my mind by Nancy Garden
April and the Dragon Lady by Lensey Namioka

Currently Reading
Paris 1934 by Paul A. Myers (review book for the Historical Novel Society)
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson (on hold)

Books I couldn’t finish

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

This reminded me of Joanne Harris’s Chocolat, but I just didn’t get into the magical realism that is such a heavy element of the story.

Empress of the World by Sarah Ryan

I just couldn’t get into this story, the characters a little too much precocious teen snark for me.

The Monthly Round-up is a regular feature wherein I list the books I read each month.

3 thoughts on “Monthly Round-up: June 2010

  1. Hi Grisel,

    Love your blog!

    Too bad you couldn’t get into “Like water for chocolate”. Honestly I couldn’t finish it either, but I did find the movie version very enjoyable, easier to follow, and needing a much smaller leap of faith to ‘get it’. Plus, it stars a young Antonio Banderas! Would you at least consider it? 😉

    Hopefully you will like the film better than the book. I know, what are the chances? But in this case, I believe the chances are fairly good, for once. Give it a go if you can.


      • Well, I started reading it in Spanish, my native language, but still it didn’t work for me.

        It might just be that I am decidedly NOT into the paranormal at all, however well presented. Somehow, that aspect fell onto a much inferior level in the movie, so it didn’t bother me at all. Weird.

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