Tuesday, May 01, 2018

BOOKS READ IN APRIL





Oh my, it was a close shave this last month but on the last two days of April I read two books and made my goal of 12 books read. When I make my reading plans in January, I always forget about gardening. It does take up a good amount of my time from April through September. Then there is the nice sunshine of spring which shows up how dirty my house is and I start at least thinking about spring cleaning. My secret this month was "reading days" where I just spent the whole day and evening reading. I feel like a kid when I do that because back then I could!

Stats: 12 books read. 12 fiction. 7 written by women. 4 for My Big Fat Reading Project. 1 speculative. 3 thrillers. 1 historical. 1 fantasy. 
 
Favorites: The Second Mrs Hockaday, Silver Sparrow, Appassionata, The Bear and the Nightingale.
Least favorite: Candy


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What were the best books you read in April? Have you read any of the ones I did? Happy reading in the merry month of May!!

11 comments:

  1. Looks like you had another wonderful month of reading!! Wow, 12 books read is an exceptional number during a month's time. I am having a slow year of reading this year. I only read 4 books total during the month of April and 20 books for the year thus far. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne was by far the best book I read during the month of April.

    Spending the entire day and evening of reading sounds divine!! I haven't done that in a while... You must have a beautiful garden!! I love spending time in gardens and in nature in general, but am not a fan of doing the actual gardening itself.

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    1. Jules Verne is a good bet for best book in a month. My yard and garden is a combination of native plants, succulents and a few flowers, so it is almost self sufficient but does need water and other care from me at times. I like digging in the dirt, etc but not as much as I love reading.

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    2. Native plants and succulents (flowers too, of course!) are so beautiful!

      My mom loves to garden and dig in the dirt too. It's where she'd spend most of her days if she could... But she has a bad back, so has had to slow way down on her gardening and has had to hire a gardener to come in to help with things that are to difficult.

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  2. You've got good books in there. Looking forward to your remaining reviews.

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    1. They will be forthcoming!

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  3. Your mix of good books & the variety is pretty incredible. How do you manage to pull it off every month?! You run the gamut from Saul Bellow to Daniel Silva ha! classics to contemporary fare. I like mixing it up too: Denser reads with light ones thrown in. For a light read : Eleanor Oliphant did the trick for my April.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I plan, make lists, and as you say, mix it up. Light to heavy, old to new, thrillers to just plain odd books I hear of and want to read. Yes, it is fun too!!

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  4. great month! I have not read any, though the last one is on my TBR

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    1. The Bear and the Nightingale was a wonderful read. One of my favorites of the month.

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  5. Well done for reaching your goal of 12 books! Recently I read the brilliant historical fiction The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory and the inspirational God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew. Happy reading in the merry month of May to you too. :-)

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    1. Yes I felt it was an accomplishment. May is turning out to be another story: too much social life, long books, etc. But I will be happy reading anyway.

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