Oh, April, thank goodness you are a thing of the past.
This month, I had my first true reading slump in years, which was frustrating. A two-week bout of anxiety, a death in the family, and a misguided jump onto the hype-train that was Ready Player One took all the wind out of my sails. I spent two weeks on a book that should have taken two days and I didn’t even like it. What a huge waste!
When it only took three days to make it through the 600 page beast that is Obsidio, I knew I was back to normal. After that, I cruised through the rest of the month.
Halfway through April, I received the syllabus for my summer class, Library Services for Young Adults. My goal is to have all the required books finished by the time the semester starts. (Yes, I am a crazy person. Embrace it.) I’ve already covered nearly half of the list and definitely think I can finish by the end of May.
This post is part of my 2018 Reading Challenge.
- Number of books read: 13
- Number of pages read: 4, 098
- Number of audiobooks listened to: 3
- Number of rereads: 4
- Longest book: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Shortest book: The Separate Rose by Pablo Neruda
- Highest ratings:
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (5 stars)
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (4.5 stars)
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (4.5 stars)
- Lowest rating:
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (1.5 stars)