- Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan ★★☆☆☆
- Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry ★★★★☆
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★☆☆
- Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan ★★★★☆
- Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter ★★★★☆
- Days Without End by Sebastian Barry ★☆☆☆☆
- The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza ★★☆☆☆
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★★
- Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl ★★★☆☆
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie ★★★★☆
- Sight by Jessie Greengrass ★★★☆☆
- Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Robert Bagg (reread) ★★★★★
- This House is Haunted by John Boyne ★★★★☆
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ★★★☆☆
- Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★☆☆
- Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton ★★★★☆
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!