April 30, 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2015



April is always crammed with books, thanks mostly to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon.

The Graphic Novels:





The Nonfiction:


Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin

Citizen by Claudia Rankine

The Fiction:


Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

I even managed to sneak in a children's book that I've wanted to read forever:


April was good. Diverse, broad, controversial, and good. I won't be able to choose a favorite, it's too damn hard.


I hope you all had a good April! Can you pinpoint your favorite book of the month?

30 comments:

  1. I read Saga during the Readathon, but I need to get Volume 4 asap! So, so good.

    It looks like you had a great month. Here's to a great reading May!

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    1. You definitely need to get your hands on Volume 4 :D It's as great as the others!

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  2. I've really been meaning to get to 2, 3, & 4 of Saga... not really sure what the hold up is. Looks like you had a great reading month! :)

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    1. I had my copies for a while. I was saving them for the readathon. It wasn't easy to wait ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh, The Donner Dinner Party? Was it not good? I don't think you even mentioned it!

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    1. It was good but it's totally geared toward middle school aged kids ;) I liked it but I would recommend it for my nephews, not for my reading pals. (Although I did learn a lot!)

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  4. Ooh! I spy Tango! Such a great book. :)

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    1. I was so glad to finally read it. There's been such a hubbub about it since it came out. (Unwarranted by the way, it was lovely!)

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  5. I need to read Dept of Speculation...I've seen some quotes from it recently and they're gorgeous! Plus, it's so short. No excuses :)

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    1. Definitely. You can zip through it :D It was one of my very favorites from last year and I was happy to re-read it for the Salon.

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  6. Great reading month, so many graphic novels, too. The Yellow Wallpaper's on my list, seems everyone loves it.

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    1. I love graphic novels on readathon day :D The Yellow Wallpaper was deliciously creepy, I adored it!

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  7. Good books! I read Citizen this month, too, and now I want to force everyone I know to read it.

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    1. Thanks :D I understand entirely. I'd like to buy a copy for every human I know.

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  8. I'm so glad you had such a great reading month, Jen! I was so happy to have been able to participate in the readathon; definitely my favorite book was My Sunshine Away. Hope you have a great weekend and a great reading month in May!

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    1. I really did, thanks! Ooh, My Sunshine Away is a really good one :D I hope you have a fantastic May as well!

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  9. The graphic Saga novels look cool! I'd love to read Kate Mulgrew's book, and Toni Morrison's too!
    You had a good month for books! Happy May reading!

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    1. They are EXCELLENT, for real! The Mulgrew was beautiful, very different (in a good way) from what I expected.

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  10. You had such a good month! My favorite reads from April include Lumberjanes. What a cute book!

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    1. I did, I did! Isn't Lumberjanes the most delightful? My kiddo read and adored it as well.

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a wonderfully diverse bunch of books this month! I'm jealous haha. I don't know much about Lumberjanes, but I reeeeally want to read it. Also Kate Mulgrew is perfect.

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    1. Right?? It was a glorious month. Ooh, you'd like Lumberjanes, it's adorable! Kate Mulgrew IS perfect. :D

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  12. Wow, what a month! My April favorite was Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

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    1. It was a good one :D I have that book on my shelf, it came in one of the Book Riot boxes...I think?? I need to get to it!

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  13. Saga is on my TBR. I really loved Lumberjanes, Sex Criminals and Ms. Marvel, they're so good.
    I dind't knew about Donner Dinner Party, but it's interesting.
    Thiago - Doctor Corgi

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    1. I'm a big fan of graphic novels, as you can see. ;) Especially when I participate in a 24 hour readathon. The short and colorful style keeps my brain firing on all cylinders!

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  14. !! SO many good books! How was God Help the Child?

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    1. Right!? I'm so pleased with how the month turned out. You know, I'm still processing it. I probably shouldn't have read it on readathon day because it deserves a slower pace. It was good, but the characters weren't as fleshed out as I normally would like.

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  15. You are all putting me to shame with the amount of books you've read in April! Hope you have an even better May!

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    1. Don't fret, it's mostly due to the readathon, lol. :D I hope you have a great month too, Melinda!

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