wrap up: April 2018

Best: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Runner up: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Worst: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

APRIL TOTAL: 16
YEARLY TOTAL: 42

Monthly play: Eurydice, Antigone
Monthly classic: Antigone

Currently reading: The Idiot by Elif Batuman, The Pisces by Melissa Broder.

Quantity wise, this was easily the best reading month I’ve ever had.  I mean, plenty of these were very short, but I’ve still never been able to say I’ve read 16 books in one month before.

In May I’m going to keep up with my Women’s Prize reading – after The Idiot I’ve only got When I Hit You and The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock left from the shortlist, and I’d still like to read A Boy in Winter.  I’m also trying to keep up with ARCs and keep up with my monthly classic and monthly play goal.  I felt like I cheated in April with counting Antigone as my classic since I’ve already read it, so I’ll do better this month.

What’s the best book you guys read in April?  Comment and let me know!

14 thoughts on “wrap up: April 2018

    • The trick is just reading really, really short books and then just ending up with a number that looks way more impressive than it actually is. (Two plays, plus Grief is the Thing With Feathers, plus both of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s nonfiction essays, I feel like I’m cheating!) And thanks! I really enjoyed Social Creature, I’ll hopefully write my review later today or tomorrow.

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  1. Woohoo, congrats! I read 15 books in April – quite proud of that as almost every weekend was spent traveling/out of town. The best was probably Amy Sackville’s new novel about Diego Velazquez, Painter To the King (such beautiful, evocative writing about paint and Spain and heat and power), although I also really enjoyed The Secret Barrister’s book and Tayari Jones’s novel An American Marriage.

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    • That’s amazing! 15 books with limited weekend reading time is seriously impressive. I hadn’t heard of Painter to the King but it sounds exactly like the kind of thing I love, so that’s going on the TBR right away. And I still haven’t gotten around to An American Marriage but I keep hearing only good things.

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