Not Enough Bookshelves: April Books

Friday, 2 May 2008

April Books

Books (and their first lines) read in April. Lots of young adult this month. Think The Boy Book wins my vote for best opening line. You?

Best cover goes to The disreputable History as I have a weakness for red sealing wax and basset hounds (didn’t have the time/inclination to upload the covers though!).

“The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of out situation”

The Secret History – Donna Tatt

“When I was little, my uncle Pete had a necktie with a porcupine painted on it.”

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli

“Though not, in hindsight, so startling as the misdeeds she would perpetrate when she returned to boarding school as a sophomore, what happened to Frankie Landau-Banks the summer after her freshman year was a shock.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landu-Banks – E.Lockhart

“The birth of Simon Arthur Fitzranulp Basset, Earl Clyvedon, was met with great celebration.”

The Duke and I – Julia Quinn

“My Mother is a wrench”

Scrambled Eggs at Midnight – Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler

“It was November.”

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

“Before anyone reading this thinks to call me a slut-or even just imagines that I am incredibly popular-let me point out that this list included absolutely every single boy I have ever had the slightest little any-kind-of-anything with.”

The Boyfriend List – E. Lockhart

The care and ownership of boobs (a subject important to our study of the male humanoid animal because the boobs, if deployed properly, are like giant boy magnets attached to your chest.”

The Boy Book – E. Lockhart

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