March and April have both been slow reading months for me due to tax season work, but I did manage to read some great books.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis. I'm sure this would be a fun read for anyone who enjoys children's literature, but it was particularly enjoyable to read a fantasy book set in Portland while living in Portland. The husband & wife duo who created the book are such a great team. The words and pictures both were incredibly inspiring, and I can hardly wait to dig into the sequel.
White Cat by Holly Black. I decided to pick up a book by Holly Black because of how much I enjoyed the Spiderwick movie, and I'm glad I did. She's a very imaginative writer who does a great job of building up a believable world in her fantasy writing. I decided dive into her work with this book because it had a cat on the cover. I read a fair number of books because of feline cover art, and it hardly ever leads me astray.
Doll Bones by Holly Black. See? I told you I liked this author. While reading White Cat, I discovered that Holly Black had won the Newberry Honor for her latest children's book, and I couldn't resist. This was a great blend of a ghost story and a coming of age story, and I couldn't put it down. Reading it gave me some insights for a ghost book I've been meaning to write for ages, so I started writing after finishing this book and am already three chapters in. I may or may not have a stack of Holly Black books sitting in my "to read" pile for futher inspiration. I'll never tell.