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Hooray, April! My April pile is kind of huge, but let’s take a look at how I managed in March, mmkay?
Woot! Look at all those red lines! The only one I never got to was Boneshaker, which is disappointing. Also I got about halfway through The Map of Time before I DNF-ed it. It just wasn’t holding my interest. In addition to the 8.5 books I read above, I also read The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding, The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green, and The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon. Take that, March!
Now, on to the April pile!
Yes, that’s Gabby sniffing the books in that picture. Anything, from the top…
- The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright – A general fiction pick that has been on my shelf for a long time now.
- Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare – My classic pick for the month! Cause I really want to see that Joss Whedon movie that’s coming out, but I want to know the story already. This is one of those wussy editions that has the layman’s English on the opposite page, cause DUDE Shakespeare baffles me sometimes.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – We’re already halfway through this for the HP readalong.
- Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde – Because I really want to catch up with this series!
- Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines – Zombies and superheroes. I’m so excited to start this book.
- The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – I’m really trying to make a dent in the amount of unread fiction on my shelves…
- The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy – This kid’s book looks so fun!
- Nexus by Ramez Naam – This is a new sci-fi book that’s gotten a lot of really good reviews lately.
- A Mercy by Toni Morrison – Again, fiction I need to read. Also, it’s really short.
- Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman – A non-fiction pick. I’m reading this book right now. IT’S SO INTERESTING.
- The Disaster Diaries by Sam Sheridan – This is a non-fiction about a guy trying to make himself as apocalypse-ready as possible.
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – And yet MORE unread fiction from my shelves. You guys, I have a problem.
OKAY, so this may seem like a lot. But there are TWO readathons this month (the Weekday Readathon and the Dewey Readathon), so you know, that’s why I tried to pick a few shorter books. Plus I have a kid’s book in there. I’m optimistic!
I’m thinking about trying something for May – only reading from my own shelves, no library books. Which will be SO hard, but I really need to work on reading some of the hundreds of books I already own. What do you think?
What are you guys hoping to read in April? Tell me!