This month I read 6 books for a total of 1,845 pages for an average of 62 pages per day. My favorite book by far was Pax (as indicated by the abundance of quotes I found), but Dark Matter was excellent as well!
The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne
First Sentence: Thomas Marsden was eleven years old when he dug up his own grave.
Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
First Sentence: The fox felt the car slow before the boy did, as he felt everything first.
Notable Quotes: “Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.”
“People should tell the truth about what war costs.”
“The plain truth can be the hardest thing to see when it’s about yourself. If you don’t want to know the truth, you’ll do anything to disguise it.”
“We all own a beast called anger. It can serve us: many good things can come of anger at bad things; many unjust things are made just. But first we all have to figure out how to civilize it.”
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
Days of Air and Darkness by Katharine Kerr
First Sentence: Under a starry night two men and a dragon camped by a river.
Reviews to come:
My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich
First Sentence: Early one September not long ago, a rural woman with a secret grief traveled to New York City in pursuit of a dream, to buy the most beautiful and correct dress she’d ever seen.
Notable Quotes: “Trees survive winter and are revived by spring…but people? People weather away unless spring keeps in their hearts.”
“You only really come close to knowing another person when you begin to identify with their feelings.”
“Fear is criminal. It steals from life.”
The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat
First Sentence: Izzy Doyle stood in the school supply section of the Jiggly Goat, coming to terms with her fate.”
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
First Sentence: I love Thursday nights.