Today is the start of a new month and sadly the last day of spring break for me. This past week has been so relaxing. I read as much as I wanted without worrying (or even thinking) about homework. It was such a change in my usual schedule that I think I’m going to try my best to keep up the same speed.
In April I read a total of forty-three books, mostly children’s books and graphic novels. Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston stood out among the pile of books that I read. I definitely need to re-read it before I could even think about writing out my thoughts. Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin is a book I raved about over and over again this month. I’m happy to hear that several bloggers have added it to their tbr list or decided to buy it. Stephanie Perkins’s YA hit Anna and the French Kiss about a young teenage girl’s year away from home in French was such a great read. The main character was smart, funny and just a great character. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones won’t be in bookstores until the end of this month but it’s a book I’m recommending now after reading it a few weeks ago. It’s the story of John Witherspoon, a man married to two women. The second family is a secret to almost everyone who knows John. Told from the perspective of his “secret” daughter, it’s a wonderful but shocking story about everyday people, family secrets, and the real meaning of love.
For May I would love to read more off of my tbr pile since every book that I loved last month came from there. This is my last month of school until the end of June and I am excited! I’m trying to do as much of my work as fast as I can to get it all over with. Summer vacation can’t get here soon enough!
Now I’m off to curl up with a cup of coffee and one of the many books on my nightstand. What are you reading today? Was there any books that you read in April that stood out from the rest?