In April I read exactly six books, and they were all the books I had planned on reading this month. Although I usually plan out the books I want to read for the next month, it practically never happens! Either library books come available or my mood takes me elsewhere. But this time, I stuck with my plan exactly.
I think my need for structure kicked in this month. Hubby, baby, and I began to find a routine that worked well (which will change again soon, I’m sure), but at the end of each day, I still couldn’t tell you what we all did. In setting a plan and sticking to it, I found that I could deal with the spontaneous better. And that seemed to bleed into my reading as well.
Overall, the books I read in April were excellent! I rated most a four, which means I found them to be very well done and would seriously consider re-reading at some point. Not bad, right?
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
Books I reviewed:
Strike Me Down was an entertaining suspense thriller that highlighted strong women.
The writing style in The New Husband didn’t entirely work for me but the story was interesting enough to keep me turning the pages.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway sucked me in and wouldn’t let me put it down!
If I Had Your Face was a beautifully written character study of four women in contemporary Seoul, Korea.
Siri, Who Am I? was a fresh and fun palette cleanser with some depth.
Books I read but didn’t review:
The Horse and His Boy added a new perspective to The Chronicles of Narnia that I enjoyed.
The Book of V. explored the roles of women, how they’ve changed and how they haven’t over thousands of years.
Other posts this month:
In 12 Long Books to Lose Yourself In, I shared twelve (plus!) books that are over 500 pages long to immerse yourself in for a lengthy escape.
In How My (Reading) Life Changed After Having a Baby, I discussed some of the major ways having a baby has changed my relationship with books.
Bookish Links I Loved:
- The Portalist discusses How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction.
- Atlas Obscura shares 7 Spectacular Libraries You Can Explore From Your Living Room.
On the stack for next month:
Who else is ready for the warmer weather of summer? If you can’t tell by some of my book picks, I definitely am! One of these days I’ll stop requesting so many books from Netgalley in order to focus more on the books I actually own. But this is not that day. Until then, just one or two books read from my shelves a month will have to do. That said, I’m looking forward to everything I’ve planned to read in May and can’t wait to dig in!
How was your month? What are you reading or planning on reading next?