- Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li ★★☆☆☆ | review
- Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li ★★★★☆ | review
- Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett ★★★★☆ | mini review
- Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli ★★★☆☆ | review
- Medusa by Pat Barker ★★★★★ | mini review
- Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden ★★☆☆☆ | review
- Maus by Art Spiegelman ★★★★★ | review
- The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott ★★★☆☆ | review
- Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn ★★★☆☆ | review
- Lie With Me by Philippe Besson, translated by Molly Ringwald ★★★★☆ | review
Favorite: Maus by Art Spiegelman
Honorable mention: Lie With Me by Philippe Besson
Least favorite: Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
Medusa is a short story published in The New Yorker, which I’m only including in this wrap up because I added it on Goodreads to share some interest over there, and I want my numbers to match. You can read it here.
APRIL TOTAL: 10
YEARLY TOTAL: 46
Other posts from this month:
Well, for once there’s a kind of big one… I got a new job! The company I’d been working for since 2013 went out of business in February and I was hired mid-April as an editorial assistant for a local (but also kind of low-key very well known) publisher and I am so thrilled about it. I was already working in publishing, but I really hadn’t been expecting to find a position like this without having to relocate, so it was just a wonderful case of the timing working out perfectly. It’s been a bit of an adjustment though, which is why I haven’t been posting as regularly; for the past year I’ve been working from home which obviously allowed me ample blogging time, and having to write posts in the evening is exhausting as I’m sure most of you know. But I’m going to try to get back into the swing of my reading life in May, not least of all because I’m still looking for the the 5 star novel that’s been eluding me all year.
Also, unrelated, but my friend Chelsea also visited for a weekend and got me a VERY COOL belated birthday gift: she had Sally Rooney (my queen) sign a book for me!
So, that was neat.
Currently reading: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister (audio), A Natural by Ross Raisin.
What was the best book you read in April? Comment and let me know!