I saw this gif a few weeks ago while searching for the perfect Harry Potter gif for Alice's readalong. It's no more appropriate now than it was for Harry Potter, but it's so cute I had to use it. Found it here, but I don't think it's her image, either.
April was an entirely average reading month for me: a little fiction, two works of non-fiction, some audio books, some fan fiction, and even one e-book. I am thankful because I think my temporary reading slump is behind me. In chronological order:
1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Excellent work of literary fiction. Slightly disappointing ending.
2 & 3. The Way We Get By and Drop Dead Gorgeous by Maya/Mistful. These are, without a doubt, some of the finest pieces of Harry Potter fanfiction that I've ever read. Humorous and angsty and romantic in equal measure. If you can find them, read them. This is a pair of novel-length twin stories.
4. The Son by Philipp Meyer. Review here. Excellent but troubling epic set in Texas.
5. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris. His trademark humor. Very good. Review here.
6. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells byAndrew Sean Greer. The writing was good, but I never did cotton to the author's time travel justifications.
7. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. I listened to this audio book in my car. Review here.
8. Anne of Avonlea by L M Montgomery. Re-read this book for the nth time, this time as an e-book. Still love this story.
9. Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou. Another audio book, which I hope to review one of these days.
10. The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn. Debut novel, rich with atmosphere and full of promise. And it has a great story behind its publication. Incidentally, Matthew used to be a customer of mine when I worked at Lemuria Bookstore in Jackson, MS.
What about you? What did you read last month that you loved?