Wednesday, May 1, 2019

My Month in Review: April

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star. I unexpectedly went on a cross-country trip earlier this month. Not only did that seriously reduce my reading time (I get car sick easily while reading these days) but we didn't even do any audiobooks. That's not my SO's thing. Lots of podcasts, though.

Books completed this month:
Pippa by Design: A Story of Ballet and Costumes by Claudia Logan
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer
Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action by Seane Corn
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Shahani
The Lost Man by Jane Harper (audio)
The Man That Got Away: A Constable Twitten Mystery 2 by Lynne Truss
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
The Incomplete Book of Running by Peter Sagal (audio)*
Give and Take by Elly Swartz
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems by Matt Simon (audio)*
The Grammarians: A Novel by Cathleen Schine
In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family by Fox Butterfield (audio)*
Trapeze by Leigh Ansell
King of the Mole People by Paul Gilligan

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Book I gave up on:
Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope (audio)* Just not in the mood for this kind of ridiculous excess. Plus the narrator sounds like an old boss who I didn't much like.
Christmas in Vermont by Anita Hughes. Ugh. Like a Hallmark movie that overdosed on cupcakes and threw up on itself. I was looking for light and fluffy, not insulting.

What I acquired this month (non-work books): 
A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston I bought for my husband after we saw him in Network.
On Independent Bookstore Day I bought:
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
The Story of the Great British Bake Off by Anita Singh
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

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