April has been a month of two halves for me. I read some amazing books (including two five star reads that I’ll tell you about soon), but I also abandoned a greater number than usual. I think the outstanding books helped to make everything else seem poor in comparison. The number of abandoned books also accounts for the low number of reviews this month. Hopefully I’ll complete more books in May.
Book of the Month
At the beginning of the month I gave Honour by Elif Shafak 4.5 stars. I loved reading it, but I have to admit that it hasn’t had the lasting impact I expected it to. For this reason Magda becomes my book of the month. It isn’t a happy read, but I loved its power and encourage you to try it if you like darker reads.
Reviews posted in April:
DNF: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight by Gina Ochsner, Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, Marks of Identity by Juan Goytisolo, The People of Forever are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu, How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti and The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Plans for May
I’m in the unusual position of having no plans for May. I plan to read randomly from my shelves, but the books calling to me at the moment include:
I hope you have a great month!