I finished just 2 books this month. Pretty poor, but I'm slogging through 2 long ones and have had a lot of real life interrupting my reading time.
I have, however, made good progress towards clearing the samples, despite continually adding more. I'm down to 69, from 115! I'm trying to read at least one a day, keeping in mind that I don't get further than a page or two on some.
If I keep it up, I should be clear in around 2 months and I can tackle the free book slush pile.
Of the 2 whole books I read this month, At The Water's Edge takes the prize for best read. It actually had me very fascinated, though definitely not my usual subject matter. This author is just that good.
My books my have been skinny this month, but for the most part they were pretty good picks. I'm finally getting use to my schedule at work and the warm weather has helped with my reading. At least one day off has been spent out on my patio with all the books! April was super good to me and I have a lot of good things lined up for May. I'm also one square away from a BINGO!
Book Read: 5
Pages Read: 932
Series Started: Sin Eater's Daughter #1
Favorite Book: The Graveyard Book Vol. 1 and 2
Least Favorite Book: The Sin Eater's Daughter
BINGO Books: 2
My biggest plans for May is finishing the ARC I received. Already my review is late, but it's a non-fiction book and those take me a bit longer to read, and it's a topic I'm unfamiliar with. So I don't want to rush myself with it. Other than that I plan on spending a lot of time outside reading in the awesome weather we have. I have a stack of great books I snagged from the library, plus all the ones lining my walls. Also, I want to do an unhaul this month some time. I have a lot of books that have been growing dust and should be gifted to a better home. Which always makes room for more books!
How was everyone else month? Read anything that blew your mind? Anything I should add to my TBR?
In April, I read enough chapter ones from various books to equal the length of a short novel. I picked at books I've had going for a long while, a chapter or two from one thing, a short story from one anthology/collection or another.
Not much is holding my interest. I think the problem is my general mood, rather than the material I've been sampling. I just haven't been able to figure out what it is exactly I'm in the mood to read.
But I'll read through it. It will pass.
I did manage to finish three books in April.
Night Squad, by David Goodis - A solid noir read. I'll be picking up some more Goodis for sure.
South of the Border, West of the Sun, by Haruki Murakami - A good book, but only an okay Murakami.
Borderline, by Lawrence Block - Repackaged, old-fashioned sleaze. A serial killer amid sexual adventurers on the US-Mexico border.