June 24, 2012

Tweet-Style Book Reviews

Back in April I published a post with my first 140 character book reviews. It was so much fun that I decided I had to do it again! Here are quick glimpses of a few of the 79 books I have read (so far) this year.

The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig. Napoleon commissions Emma Delagardie to write a play for him. Little does Emma know that her handsome co-author is actually a British spy!

Elizabeth the Queen: Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith. Queen Elizabeth is an impressive, intelligent, strong woman. You'll learn a lot about the royal family, British history, and racehorses.

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura's future husband Almanzo is a smart, hard-working kid. The food descriptions are mouth-watering; you'll need a snack while you read!

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale. Enjoyed this YA sequel to Goose Girl. Enna is a fascinating, complicated character who must save the threatened kingdom of Bayern.

An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd. Book 2 starring sleuth/nurse Bess Crawford. On leave from the battlefields of France, Bess witnesses a London scene tied to a murder.

Faithful Place by Tana French. Depressing but wonderful. Dublin Detective Frank Mackey is drawn (by a dead girl) back into the life he tried to escape 22 years earlier.

Have you read any of these books? Care to sum up the book you're currently reading in 140 characters or less?