April has been my best reading month of the year so far and that’s only because I picked up books I couldn’t let go of and flew through so easily! I’m really proud I got to read about such diverse topics and from different genres. It’s really been a month of exploring the best, from non-fiction to magical realism.
Books completed and rating:
- Sharp objects, by Gyllian Flynn – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Review coming soon!
- Fish in a tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – 🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Loved and reviewed!
- A really awesome mess, by Trish Cook – 🌟🌟 – Not impressed
- The strange library, by Haruki Murakami – 🌟🌟🌟 – Awesome
- 1Q84 Volume I, by Haruki Murakami – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – WOW
- Yes please, by Amy Poehler – 🌟🌟🌟 – Made my top 5 feminist books
- Eleven minutes, by Paulo Coelho – 🌟🌟 – Meh
- Beauty Queens, by Libba Brey – 🌟🌟 – Quite good, another feminist favourite
- Men explain things to me and other essays, by Rebecca Solnit – 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This month’s BEST BOOK AWARD goes to…1Q84 by Haruki Murakami!!!
This was the book that introduced me to magical realism and I just fell in love! I’m in the middle of the second volume right now, but I’m afraid it’s not going as smoothly as the first. No worries, I won’t give up!
A special mention this month for another favourite that can’t go unmentioned: Sharp objects by Gyllian Flinn! It’s a brilliant psychological mystery novel, full of delightful characters (if you know what I mean).
Other book-inspired favs: Parks and Recreation. After reading Yes please, I had to go and watch the show. I have to admit it didn’t sound really appealing at first, but I was hooked after the first episode. So much so that I am now at the end of season 3! These are really a funny bunch.
I can’t really believe May is here already, but this will be an exciting month! I’m trying to organise a TBR pile, so if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment. Happy reading!