Happy May! Hm, as I type this I realize I haven’t done a Sunday Salon post for a while. Two orders of business for today. First, I’ve decided to take the next week off. I’ll be visiting family, so I won’t get much reading done anyway, plus I think I could use a break. The only thing I’ll be posting is the Reading Buddies discussion for Animal Farm by George Orwell on Friday. After that, I should be back to posting the following Monday. Have a wonderful week!
Second, it’s time again for another monthly review! Here’s what my April looked like:
Total books read: 9
Total pages read: 3,425 (almost double any other month, thanks to the Readathon and the Chaos Walking series…whoa!)
Favorite book: I loved seven of the nine books I read, which is great! If pressed, I’d probably have to choose the Chaos Walking series, though.
Least favorite book: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, hands down.
Total audiobooks listened to: 4
Total hours listened: 33 hours and 27 minutes
Favorite audiobook: The Imposter by Damon Galgut (read by my favorite, Humphrey Bower!)
Least favorite audiobook: Probably Freakonomics. It was interesting and well read, but I got a little tired of statistics.
- It was an unintentional E.M. Forster month for the Classics Reclamation Project. I listened to A Passage to India and read The Hill of Devi, both of which I really enjoyed.
- Reading Buddies discussed The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, which enthralled me, and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, which didn’t.
- I read some new releases I quite liked, including The Sea and the Silence by Peter Cunningham, Nazareth, North Dakota by Tommy Zurhellen and Made for You and Me by Caitlin Shetterly.
- I shared thoughts on the longest audiobook (by far) I’ve ever listened to, which was Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. The reader, Humphrey Bower, became my new favorite.
- And of course, I participated in the Readathon!
That was my April. How was yours?