April 2020 To Be Read Pile Challenge
Host: Charles Reads
Progress: 4/4 (100%)
1 April, 2020 — 30 April, 2020
There so many AMAZING books on my to be read pile (Goodreads LINK), plus there are more books being added so often. So for this month, I am going to try something different. I am going to pick four books I want to accomplish reading this month and see how it goes. I am making this a personal challenge for me.
Check out the books I read last month, to see what I accomplished
So below are the four books I have selected. Let me know in the comments what you guys think.
by Roland Smith
Publication Date: September 25, 1999
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
When Dylan's father join a Sasquatch-hunting team led by a top big-foot researcher, Dylan feels he has to try to keep him in line. So he joins aging field biologist samuel Johnson on the slopes of Mount Saint Helens, shadowing the hunting party through their walkie-talkies. But Dylan may be in more trouble than he thought -- Mr. Johnson is not the man he seems to be. Even as they are following Dr. Flagg's team, somebody is following Mr.Johnson, and on top of it all, Dylan is beginning to realize that his father may not be so crazy -- maybe, the Sasquatch does exist, and it's closer than Dylan ever guessed. Roland Smith has created another compelling action-adventure novel for young readers.
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast
Series: House of Night #1
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
by Dayton Ward
Series: Star Trek: Discovery #2
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Star Trek
An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access!
It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.
While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.
In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner”….
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.