I managed to read 21 books this month! This was primarily due to the read-athon as well as my commitment to read a few very short books in order to have more reviews for some of the time I was gone.
Here’s why I read these books: one was for ReaderViews, three were sent to me from Literary Ventures Fund, two were parts of blog tours (or something similar), one for the Barnes and Nobles First Look Book Club, one was my LibraryThing Early Reviewer book, and four others were otherwise sent to me for review. The other nine I read simply because I wished to do so.
Note: The titles link to my reviews. Many of these books do not have reviews up yet, as I am saving some of them for these weeks up until my wedding, as well as for my honeymoon, so that you all have something to read.
Young Adult/Children’s Literature
The Twits by Roald Dahl – Buy this book on Amazon
Top Pick of the Month
My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar
“My Father’s Paradise” is an attempt by one man to understand the life his father has led. Ariel knows his father as a tragically un-cool linguistics professor who is completely out of touch with culture. He comes to discover the amazing journey his father has taken as a Kurd and a Jew from Iraqi Kurdistan shortly after WWII, to the newly formed state of Israel where Kurds are looked down upon, to the United States. The book was extremely well written and takes the reader on Yona’s journey.