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:
Clifford's First Easter, by Norman Bridwell
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?