April wrap-up

April wrap-up

brilliant monthsRead 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 posted reviews for The Vintner’s Luck and How to Repair a Mechanical Heart, made lists for my favourite LGBT books so far and books that are on my radar, and I even wrote (stacked?) a poem!

I also managed to finish seven books. I read:

  1. How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
  2. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  3. Sock it to me, Santa! by Madison Parker
  4. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  5. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
  6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  7. Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

LGBT MonthI 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.

Links to event posts:
My posts
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April haul
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:
April haul

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? 🙂

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