Anyway, my April reading report looks like this:
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby - TFG's book for April. 3.5/5
- The Known World by Edward P. Jones – On black owners owning black slaves, and more. 4/5
- When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro – On memory, mysteries, and orphans. 4/5
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Post-apocalyptic lyrical novel, on immortality and being remembered. “Indelible.” 5/5
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – Currently on page 45.
Books not part of reading list but I finished within the month anyway:
- Wonder by RJ Palacio – Choose to be kinder than necessary. 4/5
- Love Among the Geeks by Raissa Rivera Falgui – Sham marriage, geek love. First Dare Book for 2015. 3/5
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – TFG’s book for May, which I finished before April was even over, hehe. 4/5
Like most of my book club friends, I was able to read a substantial amount of books in April. Thanks to a reading challenge c/o our discussion moderator for May, I read and reviewed Wonder within 24 hours. I also decided to squeeze in Love Among the Geeks to get one of my Dare Books out of the way, as the other one, From Here to Eternity, is a chunkster. And because it’s YA and quite easy to read, I managed to read Aristotle and Dante in no time at all.
And now, for May:
- Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – Second book in the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy. Must read this so that I could also watch the TV series in its entirety.
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – Way overdue, this one.
- Redeployment by Phil Klay – Heard only good things for this one, so here we go.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Including this anyway because it really belongs in May, haha.
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – Spillover from April. A bit dismayed to learn that its first part is actually a novella I read last year in The New Yorker, called Brotherly Love. Not being a fan of rereads, I’m taking a while getting past this.
How about you? What have you got lined up for May?