What I’m Reading This April
Hello you lovely lot, how’s it going? I am so pleased with my reading this year – I really think I might hit my 25 books for 2018 target. This last month I’ve read some good books, and one truly awful. My opinion though and I know plenty of people will disagree. Catch up here for January, February and March!
The more and more I read, the more I find I enjoy non-fiction, and stories based on real life events. So there we go. Let’s crack on with April’s reading!
This is one of those books that is right up my street. True life account of survival and strength. The story is hard to believe really. A man survives drifting around the Pacific ocean for literally months. It is bonkers. As soon as I’d finished this book, I was on the internet reading the news coverage at the time.
If you like true-life stories then this is for you.
I’d heard about this book on Radio 4 months ago. It sounded interesting so I added it to my wish list. It isn’t a long book and you can get through it fairly quickly. It’s about a woman really telling the story of her life, loves and losses. It isn’t a book I’d usually pick but I really enjoyed it. A lot of reviews said they didn’t like the main character, Claudia. I really liked her though. I liked her honesty and I liked reading her thoughts on motherhood.
Urgh. After reading another of Moriarty’s books and hating it, I decided to give her one last chance. And what a waste of time and effort. I hated this book as much as I hated the last one. The characters are annoying and I just didn’t care about any of them. There is this “big reveal” towards the end and, to be honest, it wasn’t all that “big” a deal really. After I’d found out what had happened, I skim read the rest of the book. I just didn’t care.
And now to books that I’m currently reading…
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
It’s ok. A bit long winded and I much prefer Werner’s story than Marie-Laure. But we will see!
I love Barbara’s “The Poisonwood Bible”. It would be up there in my top ten. I decided to give this true account of Barbara relocating and learning self-sufficiency. It’s an interesting look at where our food comes from and it’s certainly made me think more about the cr*p I eat.
A Mother’s Reckoning – Sue Klebold
The surname “Klebold” might ring a bell.
Yep, you got it. So this is an account of the Columbine massacre written by Dylan’s mother, Sue. It documents those harrowing days after the tragedy with real honesty. You just can’t imagine to be honest.