Friday, May 01, 2020

April: What I Read

Goodreads tells me I am slightly ahead of pace to read 100 books by the end of the year, but my library situation is dire, and I am having  hard time concentrating on books. We have curbside pickup, but you have to call-in your requests, and you can only have what's in the building. It's not for people who want brand new stuff. More than that, though, I just cannot concentrate. Good news: I am up to date on both my New Yorkers and my People magazines.

But, still.  I read some good ones this month:

10. The Future is Feminist by Jessica Valenti: Solid meh on this collection

9. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris: It has been DECADES since I read this, and a friend dropped off a stack of books with this in it-- the boys liked it, too

8. Here's to Us by Ein Hilderbrand: Forgettable but fun to read

7. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien: I read this to do a book club with Harry and Jack, and IT IS SO CREEPY

6. Actress by Ann Enright: I really wanted this to be great.

5. Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor: It's nice to read a book that confirms your own practice, you know?

4. The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand: My favorite one of her books ever.  OMG.

3. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins: I read it. I loved it. I was persuaded by the author's note. But I am a middle class white lady, and we all know that middle class white ladies are the worst.

2. Apartment by Teddy Wayne: You know how I feel about books by dudes, but this was great!

1. Weather by Jenny Offill: OH WOW.  You should really read this-- it's fantastic.

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