Total Books Read: 20
# of pages read: 818
# of hours listened: 140 hours 45 minutes
- Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler (audio): Based on the blurb, I didn’t think this book was going to be for me, but I went out on a limb and tried it anyway. I should have listened to my instincts.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (audio): Part of my re-listening/comfort reading adventures.
- Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister (audio): I didn’t care for this novel, which features the ghost of Dorothy Parker, but I was inspired to add some of Parker’s work to my TBR list.
- 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (audio): I do have a soft spot for Joe Hill. A very strong short story collection, featuring several stories that I found brilliant.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (audio): I have to say that on my third read of the Harry Potter series, I’ve realized I’m not really a fan of books 1-5. Well, maybe with the exception of the Prisoner of Azkaban.
- The Body by Stephen King (audio): Glad to finally be able to say I’ve read this novella!
- Strangers In Paradise (Vol. 1) by Terry Moore: My first read during the read-a-thon. I really, really disliked it.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (audio): I finished the audio book during the read-a-thon and, I’m sorry to say, I may be the only person who didn’t love it.
- A Jew In Communist Prague: Loss of Innocence by Vittorio Giardino
- A Jew In Communist Prague: Adolescence by Vittorio Giardino
- Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King (audio): I really adore Stephen King.
- The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (audio)
- The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America’s Newfound Sovereignty by William Hogeland (audio): Too frequently I forget that a book isn’t going to be interesting just because it has an interesting title.
- American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men by David McConnell: It’s kind of sad to realize how many disappointing books I read in April. I had high hopes for American Honor Killings…
- Prisons Will Not Protect You edited by Ryan Conrad: This is THE book to carry around with you if you want strangers to start weird conversations with you.
- Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (audio): Woah boy. I’d recommend this to anyone who is even vaguely interested in what Scientology is and how it started.
- We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch (audio): That’s right, I listened to a book about genocide on audio. The writing is “holy smokes this is good” good.
- Odysseus: A Life by Charles Rowan Beye (audio): Note to self: books that use the word “hilarious” in the verb are to be considered un-hilarious until proven otherwise.
- Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni: I read poetry now, that’s new.