May 4, 2017

April 2017 Wrap-Up

So here we are again. Wrapping up another month!

First, lets start with my April TBR and see how I did:

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam - Done! This was the book club book that I picked. I am a terrible picker. This book wasn't awful. But actually, many people in the group hated it. I just thought it was meh. Could have been worse. It was a good discussion, though.

NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman - Well, I didn't finish it, but I did read in it. I didn't really think I would finish it, so I'm counting it a win.

And I Darken by Kiersten White - Done! I actually enjoyed this retelling of the Vlad Dracul myth. I'm pretty sure there are more coming in this series, and I'm stoked. Also, this is a Sequoyah nominee, so I can mark that off.

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley - Done! This is another Sequoyah nominee. Woot! This one is about a boy with agoraphobia and panic attacks. A girl decides she is going to cure him and write an essay about it to get a good scholarship to college. Things go awry when she realizes he is an actual, real person.

So that was my TBR that I'm going to call done! Let's see what else I read in April...

It looks like there are only 2 more. I say that like reading 6 books in a month isn't an amazing feat.

The Stranger In the Woods

The Stranger In the Woods by Michael Finkel - This is the amazing true story of the last real hermit. When Christopher Knight was 20, he drove his car into the Maine woods, abandoned it and walked away. He managed to live in the woods for 27 years, only seeing 3 other humans the whole time. One was a hiker he ran across. They exchanged one word each. The other were hunters that he didn't speak to, he just made gestures to let them know to keep him a secret. He was arrested when he was caught stealing food from a summer camp for disabled kids. 27 years! This story is fascinating. As you can see by the fact that I wrote a big, long paragraph about it.

Giant Days

Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison - I really enjoyed this little graphic novel about a group of freshmen in college and their travails and shenanigans. Very cute.

That's everything I read in April. What did you read?