With April, spring finally arrived here, much to our collective relief! The weather was lovely, and I was able to do more reading outside on the deck. Although I started the month with a novel I didn't finish, the rest of my reading month went well, as I read and enjoyed some excellent books:
- The Yokota Officer's Club by Sarah Bird, a fun, thoughtful novel (Japan)
- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, a fascinating historical novel (Virginia)
- Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix, a teen/YA sci fi novel (Kentucky)
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, a compelling, suspenseful novel (Missouri)
- A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen, a brief nonfiction book
- Being Perfect by Anna Quindlen, another brief book with advice from the esteemed writer
So, in all, I read 6 books last month (plus 130 pages of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver), though the last two were very short! Almost all of the books I read in April were fiction, except for the two Quindlen books, and most of them were adult books - just 1 YA book this time. My favorites were The Yokota Officer's Club and The Kitchen House, both read for my book groups, showing once again that participating in book groups can introduce you to some wonderful books you'd never have read on your own!
2013 Reading Challenges Update:
I added 4 new states and 1 new country to my 2013 Where Are You Reading Challenge, bringing my 4-month total up to 16 U.S states and 4 other countries. I didn't add a single book this month to my 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge - almost all of the books I read came from the library! I actually listened to the first half of The Kitchen House on audio, so I'm counting that toward my 2013 Audio Book Challenge.
What was your favorite book read in April?