Read in April
In April Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer and Laura @ Laura Plus Books hosted LGBT Month. A very successful event if you ask me, and I’m sad it has ended! I had a lot of fun reading everyone’s posts, participating in the two Twitter parties (got lots of new recommendations, too!) and the read-along of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Because of this event, all my reading this month was LGBT-related.
I also managed to finish seven books. I read:
- How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
- Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
- Sock it to me, Santa! by Madison Parker
- Orlando by Virginia Woolf
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen
I had planned to read more adult literature but ended up reading a lot of YA (5 out of 7). No regrets, though! I loved reading classics like Carmilla and Orlando (and I watched the movie for Orlando afterwards). I also started reading Mishima’s Forbidden Colours, which is more interesting than I expected, but I’ll take my time to finish it. But anyway, I really fell head over heels in love with some of the YA I read. Highlights of this event were definitely How to Repair a Mechanical Heart and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
Do you remember my book buying ban? I managed to not buy a single book in March but… April was too tempting for me. Still, I only bought four books! And won one in a give-away, and got one for free, in that order:
Plans for May:
I will kick off May with a book for the Language Freak Summer Challenge: 难过的弗洛格 (Frog is Sad) by Max Velthuijs. My first book ever in Chinese! Starting with this because I just had my Chinese exam last week and the knowledge is still fresh 😉 I will also be travelling again in May, so that means lots of e-books. Recommendations welcome!
How was your reading month? 🙂