Friday, May 01, 2015

April: What I Read

I am starting to sound like a broken record, but wow did I read a lot of good books this month.  I mean, seriously.

13.  New Uses for Old Boyfriends by Beth Kendrick:  This was not my cup of tea.  Chick lit in the extreme.  Lots of skimming.

12.  All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews:  I mean, you guys, this book is out of sock on Amazon, but it was too sad for me.  And not sad in a cry-with-abandon kind of way.  Just sad.

11.  Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh:  You guys! I know her!  This book is sweet and sentimental and lovely.

10.  Night Night Sleep Tight by Hallie Ephron:  Loved the description of old Hollywood, and to make it even better, this book is set in the 80s and the fashion scenes are great.

9.  Swing State: A Novel by Michael T. Fournier:  Oh, wow.  I read this in a snap, and it was SUCH A BUMMER, but an entertaining one.

8.  Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman:  I loved everything about this-- each story was better than the next.

7.  Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller:  Yikes.  You should read this.

6.  Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum:  SO DEPRESSING, but the writing was really lovely.

Okay, you guys all 5 of these were truly great reads.

5.  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel:  A dystopian story of a traveling Shakespeare group-- so weird and wonderful.  It reminded me of the Night Circus the way it created its own perfectly coherent little world.  fascinating.

4.  The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion:  I LOVED Don Tillman's voice in the first Rosie book, and I was completely charmed by the sequel.

3.  Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova:  Ok, so this was not as good as Still Alice, but it was still good.  And I cried.  A lot.

2.  The Precious One by Marisa De Los Santos:  She is my FAVORITE.  If you haven't read any of her books, they are ALL GREAT.

1.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins:  Everybody says it's this years Reconstructing Amelia only not as good, but I don't know-- it was pretty damn good.

56 books so far this year...

1 comment:

  1. If you say "It reminded me of the Night Circus" I will buy it immediately. I know that's true because I did. Before I finished reading the sentence.