Book 27 was Unexpected Development by Marlene Perez, and the unexpected development is a romance in which the complication is a girl's development, in the form of her large breasts. Consequently she is unsure if the boy is interested in her or her assets. It was a good and well-written story.
Book 28 was Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve and the focus is on the dangerous weapon that the mobile city of London has developed and uses in a dystopian world far in the future. Cities can move and battle other cities, but the hero, a Londoner, discovers the true nature of the adventurer who has murdered in order to provide London with the means to conquer all. This book is one of a series and I will pick up the next.
Book 29 was An Introduction to Children's Literature by Peter Hunt; it does as the title says, and effectively. It reminded me of the wealth of reading that I have enjoyed over many years.
Book 30 was A book of English Poetry edited by G.B. Harrison. It was first published in 1937 and basically covered the 14th to 19th centuries, from Chaucer to Dante Gabriel Rosetti. It was ok, but a lot of the poems were so angsty it made me realise that 'emo' has existed for a long while, under different names of course.
So 30 books so far this year, and 8021 pages.