May 2, 2016
A Month in Summary - April 2016
After three months of great reading, my streak has ended, at least with regard to the numbers. I blame this on all the ARCs I gave up on after reading well over 50-80 pages of each. Four DNFs should count as the equivalent of one book, right? But I did wind up finishing a total of five books and they were all very good, so I shouldn't complain, especially since they were all from my personal library (or audio books).
Once again, I stuck to my goal of reading from my own shelves, but next month is going to be a different story. Two weeks ago, I found myself at the library for the first time in years and I came home with seven books that I've been eager to read. I'm devoting the entire month of May to a personal challenge of "Support Your Local Library," even though it doesn't help reduce the stacks of unread books around my house. I've already begun one of the novels and it pulled me in from the very first page, so I'm looking forward to some great reads.
Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen (Own) 4/5
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Borrowed - Audio) 4/5
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (Own) - DNF
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon (Own) - DNF
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (Borrowed - Audio) 4.5/5
Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie (Own) - DNF
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (Own) 4.5/5
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (Borrowed - Audio) 4/5
The Why of Things by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop (Own) - DNF
Triple Dog Dare Challenge - Disregarding the books I did not finish, 2 of the 5 books read were from my own stacks (the other 3 were library audio books, so I believe I stuck to my goal).
2 from my stacks
Favorite of the Month: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Reviews to follow