You guys! April was amazing. And I’m not talking numbers, even though I did read a few more than normal thanks to Readathon, I’m talking really good reading. After a fairly lackluster start to the year, I feel like I finally had a month with consistently great titles…so many that I wrestled with picking my best book for the first time.
The Animals by Christian Kiefer
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill [Socratic Salon Discussion]
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller [Socratic Salon Discussion]
Hold Still by Sally Mann
Between You & Me by Mary Norris
The Shore by Sara Taylor
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
Girl at War by Sara Nović
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Best Book of the Month
The Shore by Sara Taylor (Girl at War by Sara Nović a very close second!)
So, what’s on the horizon for May? I’m a little bummed that I won’t be able to get to BEA this year because of work, but I’m putting a Chicago trip on the docket for 2016. I do, however, have some great discussions over at The Socratic Salon and a quiet few months in the way of review reading to look forward to.
How was your reading in April? What do you have coming up in May?