I keep a log of the books I read each month. I do longer comments on the blog for those books that I get most excited about. But here are my April books, with one sentence summaries.
1. Assassination Vacation - Sarah Vowell - The author's trips to the historic sites related to three of the assassinated Presidents, Lincoln, Garfield & McKinley.
2. Ella in Europe: An American Dog's International Adventures - Michael Konik - The author's trip to Europe with his beloved dog.
3. Skinny-Dipping - Claire Matturro - Sarasota lawyer Lilly Cleary investigates after she is shot at while representing a doctor in a malpractice case.
4. Every Boy's Got One - Meg Cabot - When Jane Harris flies to Italy for her best friend's elopement, she & the best man she hates must rescue the wedding from disaster.
5. P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern - 30 year old Holly can't get through life without her late husband until she gets his monthly notes about what to do with her life.
6. Eric - Terry Pratchett - A demonologist calls the wizard Rincewind instead of a demon.
7. The Year of Pleasures - Elizabeth Berg - Betta Nolan moves to a small Illinois town when her husband dies, and tries to make a new life.
8. Bloodlines - Jan Burke - Three generations of reporters track the killers of a wealthy family in 1958.
9. More Book Lust - Nancy Pearl - Book suggestions, arranged by category.
10. A Killing Night - Jonathon King - Someone is killing female bartenders in Miami, and Max Freeman doesn't believe it's the suspected ex-Philadelphia cop.
11. Confessions of a Teen Sleuth - Chelsea Cain - Nancy Drew's life story as told in a parody of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and other teen detective mysteries.
12. Why We Buy - Paco Underhill - The science of shopping.
13. The Alpine Quilt - Mary Daheim - A former Alpine resident is poisoned at the rectory where newspaper owner Emma Lord's brother is now the priest.
14. Bad Cat - Jim Edgar - Humor book with captioned pictures of cats with attitudes.
15. New Mercies - Sandra Dallas - Haunting story of a Colorado woman's discovery of her Natchez, Mississippi family.
16. Garlic and Sapphires - Ruth Reichl - The secret life of The New York Times restaurant critic who disguised herself as to not be recognized in restaurants. Includes recipes.