Usually, I’m the type of person who changes the calendar on days before the month ends, always eager for a new start. Nowadays, all the months look the same as I count down until my July due date. For May, I’m celebrating my mom’s birthday and the end of the homeschooling year. I’m also steadily trying to shrink my physical tbr (to be read) stack.
Surprisingly, I’ve read a ton of books last month. 21 books to be exact. My favorites were:
• Lumberjanes Vols. 1-9 by Noelle Stevenson (comics)
• A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson (nonfiction)
• The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (middle grade)
• Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why by Willow G. Wilson (comics)
Now that May’s here, I scoured my tbr shelves and found the following books to tackle:
• Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (for next week’s Socratic Salon discussion)
• Where Women Are Kings by Christie Watson (fiction)
• The Best American Essays 2011 by Edwidge Danticat (I started this collection years ago and never finished it.)
• When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (fiction)
• The Voice of the River by Melanie Rae Thon (fiction)
• For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu (fiction)
• Economix: How Our Economy Works (And Doesn’t Work) by Michael Goodwin (graphic nonfiction)
• Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (nonfiction)
• The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission by Jim Bell (nonfiction)
• Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (fiction)
Some of these reads are pretty heavy, but I’m hoping that I can get through them all by the end of the month. I’m already in the middle of Economix and Citizen and both are really good reads with post-its sticking out.
What are you looking forward to reading in May? Do you make a monthly tbr list?