This year is all about knocking books off that ever-growing TBR pile. At least, in theory. It does, however, appear that I’m not doing a very good job. I keep acquiring more books and not reading what I already own; although my acquisitions have gone down considerably.
Back in March I hit a major reading slump and didn’t even come close to reading the books I wanted to. Having said that April fared much better, but there were a couple of books on my April TBR I didn’t read.
So, let’s get on with the update, shall we.
April Book Haul
I really had to think about this because I’ve tried to be good about procuring more books that I’m not going to read anytime soon.
I found these gems at a second-hand bookshop near my house. And was pleasantly awed that the cost was a mere $16.00 for all of them.
- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
- The Vintage Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
- The Thirty-Nine Steps by Buchan
- Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
Do you notice anything special about this list?
Hint: Yeah, no. I’m not giving any hints. 😈
And I traded a couple of books for the books below
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Furyborn by Claire Legrand
A YouTuber (can’t think of her name) gave me an idea, which I’ll to try going forward. She said that whenever she does a book haul she has to read one book from the haul that month or she puts a book buying ban in place for the next month. Sounds doable, right?
Read in April
- I was really disappointed in Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth. I really wanted to like this book because I’m a fan of Nesbo, but didn’t. Sadly, I ended up DNFing it.😞 You can red my review here.
- I read Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. OMG, this book is just as charming as I remember it when I was a child.
- I also read The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo for the Readathon. Not sure how I feel about it though.
- Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee has been on my TBR since I received it as an eARC in January from Netgalley. I cried. I laughed. And cried some more.
Even though I’m not where I want to be with my reading I have made some progress with the reading challenges
Tsundoku Bingo Challenge: Read 1
TBR Pile Challenge: FAILED!
Reading Assignment Challenge: FAILED!
Back to Classics: Read 1
Books Read in April: 4
Pages Read in April: 1030
Books Read YTD: 7
Pages Read YTD: 2193
My May TBR reading list is pretty ambitious
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
- Furyborn by Claire Legrand
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
So, how in the world am I going to read all of this? Check out the calendar below. It’s tentative because it doesn’t factor in my work schedule. So days I have off, obviously I can read more. But it’s a guide.