Not bad this month but that's mainly because several books I've been reading slowly since the beginning of January were finished.
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
Trollope the Traveller – ed. By Graham Handley
Good Bones – Margaret Atwood
The Hollow Kingdom – Clare B. Dunkle
The Aye-Aye and I – Gerald Durrell
Dreams Underfoot – Charles De Lint
I enjoyed them all... in fact I would describe it as an excellent reading month. The Poisonwood Bible is probably the standout book for excellence, but I also loved The Hollow Kingdom for pure enjoyment and Dreams Underfoot for the same reason.
I've mentioned this anthology before but can't remember what I said, probably quite a lot, so I'll try to restrain myself and not go on at too much length. ;-)
This is the book many fans of De Lint's 'Newford' series suggest you start with if you're going to read this urban fantasy series. I don't know if that's right or wrong, only that it seemed to give me an excellent introduction to the people that inhabit this universe. 'Newford' is a city, peopled by all kinds of weird and wonderful characters who reoccur and are connected throughout the books. Christy Riddell, a writer and collector of folk tales and myths, is a focal point but so is a friend of his, Jilly Coppercorn, who is close to Christy's brother, Geordie. Their friends come into it and there are many stand alone stories but always there is a link somewhere. And always there are fantastic things going on that shouldn't be real but are. It sounds confusing but I can promise you it's not. If anyone had told me I would read and love urban fantasy this much I would have laughed at them, but I do! I certainly plan to read a lot more in this series and am waiting for The Ivory and the Horn to arrive as we speak. So pleased to have discovered these books.