Sunday, April 3, 2016

March #ShelfLove Update

March's discussion topic is Book Tropes That Get on My Nerves. When I first saw this question, I didn't think I would have an answer, but a recent read has reminded me there is indeed a trope that annoys me every. single. time. It is what I will call "The Misunderstanding" -- wherein the entire plot of a book seems to hinge on a miscommunication, a deception, a secret, etc. The sort of book where the reader watching from the sidelines knows exactly what is going on, but if the characters had a 5 minute conversation with one another, there would BE NO BOOK because everything depends on this rift in communication. I am well aware these sorts of things are realistic and happen in real life, but boy does it make a book a slog for me to get through.

Anyway, onto my #ShelfLove update! In March, I read the following books that were on my shelves prior to 2016:

Picture Books
Clifford's First Easter, by Norman Bridwell

Children's/Middle Grade
Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick
The House at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne
Now We Are Six, by A.A. Milne

March TOTAL: 4 books read from my shelves
2016 TOTAL: 17 books read from my shelves

I also started The Winner's Crime and a re-read of Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn. But those didn't make this month's tally -- maybe next month!

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How has your 2016 reading been going?


  1. OMG I hate the misunderstanding! 17 books total so far, great work!

    1. Right?! And it happened in a super-popular book, so I was like, ummmm why does everyone love this book so much??

      Thanks :)

  2. I really do hate when a big huge miscommunication that can be fixed in minutes causes a huge big problem that lasts forver in a book. It is like the one thing that makes me shy away from reading a lot of romance. You are doing well on your challenge. Keep it up! 😊

    1. That's a good point about romance -- and probably why I don't read a lot of romance novels, come to think of it!

  3. Great job on your #ShelfLove Challenge so far! :)

    I'm with Kay, I tend to shy away from straight romance novels because constant miscommunication gets on my nerves!

    1. Thanks!

      I know it happens in real life too, but boy is it frustrating in a book!

  4. Wow, 17 books so far this year! That's impressive!


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