We're already halfway into May and I'm just getting to this monthly summary. Why is it that winter drags on forever, and yet spring seems to fly by like a bat out of hell? As I mentioned in my previous post, I really could use a few more hours in my day. Since I already get up before the sun, I suppose I could try to stay up a bit later. Am I the only one who crawls into bed with a book at 8:30?!
In spite of the single Did Not Finish (brief review to follow, says she with determined optimism!), April turned out to be another good month of reading. Sandford has always been hit-or-miss, so I wasn't terribly surprised (or disappointed) that Mortal Prey wasn't as entertaining as some of his earlier works. I thoroughly enjoyed Chris Cleave's powerful novel and am tempted to go back and read his debut, Incendiary. The Hunger Games was fabulous! Everyone in my face-to-face book club loved this book and we're all anxiously awaiting the release of the sequel this fall. The Midwife is the type of memoir that is so vividly written, it stays with you long after the final page. I have a copy to give away, so if you're interested, leave a comment with your email address and I'll draw a winning name this Sunday night.
Click on the titles to read my reviews.
Mortal Prey by John Sandford (2.5/5)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (4.5/5)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4.5/5)
The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth (4/5)
One Square Inch of Silence by Gordon Hempton (DNF)
Favorite of the month: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Books Read 4
Male Authors 2
Female Authors 2
New-To-Me Authors 3
Historical Fiction 0
Short Stories 0
Note: Only books completed are counted in the above totals with, of course, the exception of the DNF category.