Ooops - May 20 already! How did that happen? It's been a hectic month. I finally caught up on my reviews and found time to summarize last month's reading. That was a busy month, too, but I fit in a lot of good books:
- Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, novel (Spain)
- Relish by Lucy Knisely, graphic memoir (NY & Chicago)
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, middle-grade audio book
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley (CA)
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
- Masterminds by Gordon Kormon, middle-grade audio book (NM)
- Fram by Steve Himmer, novel read for Booktopia (the Arctic)
- Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis, fiction audio book read for Booktopia (NY)
- Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli, graphic novel (NY)
Wow, 9 books in a month - that is probably a record for me! I was really pushing toward the end of the month to fit in my Booktopia reading after I got off the wait list. Quite a mix, too - 8 novels and 1 memoir. Seven were for adults and two books were for middle-grade readers (no YA last month). Three audio books and two graphic novels/memoirs. With so much variety, choosing a favorite is almost impossible - there were no mediocre books in April - these were all outstanding! The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey probably affected me the most emotionally.
Update on 2015 Reading Challenges:I traveled all over the world last month in my 2015 Where Are You Reading Challenge! I added 2 new states to my list and 3 new countries/regions internationally. Not a single book from my own shelves for my Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2015 - really need to work on that! I listened to three more audio books for my 2015 Audio Book Challenge, and added one more book to my 2015 Nonfiction Reading Challenge. No classics last month (need to work on that one, too). I added 3 new countries/regions to my Travel the World in Books Challenge.
What was your favorite book(s) read in April?