I wish I could just announce that I wasn't going to be sick for the coming month and have it work out that way, unfortunately I don't seem to have that kind of constitution any more. I have been healthy for three weeks straight and every day that I wake up feeling good and go to bed still feeling the same I am thankful for. I can no longer take good health days for granted because I can't predict when the next sick day will occur.
Before I actually get started on my April books I need to finish the last of my March reads, Cause of Death (which actually fits with this month's theme of books I need to reread to review as I originally read it years ago before I started reviewing, too long ago to write a decent review just from memory), so I likely won't be able to get started on the official books of April till the 2nd of the month. Really, I just hope I can get through all of the books on my list this month as, if I manage it, it'll be the first time for the year that I get through all the books I've had planned for the coming month and that success will make me very happy.
April: My Month of Rereading in Order to Review (any books that don't get finished will spill over into September)
1. A Book you haven't Read Since High School - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier, 248 pages (read from April 1-3)
2. A Banned Book - All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, 216 pages (read from April 3-5)
3. A Book that Takes Place in your Hometown (Melbourne) - Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, 189 pages (read from April 5-6)
4. A Book Set in your Home State (Queensland) - Fly Away, Peter by David Malouf, 142 pages (read from April 6-7)
5. A Book Set in Europe - Bridget Jones' Diary (Bridget Jones' Diary, #1) by Helen Fielding, 310 pages (read from April 7-9)
6. A New York Times Bestseller - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, 378 pages (read from April 9-13)
7. A Self-Improvement Book - Barefoot Contessa in Paris by Ina Garten, 240 pages (read on April 14)
8. A Book Recommended by a Family Member - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, 336 pages (read from April 14-17)
9. A Book with a Protagonist who has your Occupation (work from home/self-employed/writer) - Matilda by Roald Dahl, 240 pages (read from April 17-18)
10. A Book that's Guaranteed to Bring you Joy - By Love Undone (Bancroft Brothers, #1) by Suzanne Enoch, 376 pages (read from April 18-20)
11. A Book you were Supposed to Read in School but Didn't - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, #2) by Mark Twain, 394 pages (read from April 20-25)
12. A Book from your Childhood - Heidi (Heidi, #1) by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages (read from April 25-29)