What are we reading in April?

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What are we reading in April?

1christina_reads
Abr 1, 10:03 am

Happy April, everyone! What are you reading this month? Over the weekend I started One Corpse Too Many, my favorite book in the Cadfael series and an excellent comfort read. Please share what you're reading or planning to read below!

2Tanya-dogearedcopy
Abr 1, 10:36 am

Once again, I had a record reading month in February (the shortest month) and the worst reading month in March-- so I know find myself in April reshuffling my stacks to catch up!
Right now I've two carry-overs from March: The Name of the Rose (by Umberto Eco; translated from the Italian by William Weaver , noting that the Latin, German and some sort of Medieval Esperanto are untranslated) - A historical mystery set in 13th-century Italy and; The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower III; by Stephen King; narrated by Frank Muller).

3hailelib
Abr 1, 10:39 am

Today I will be concentrating on Of Human Bondage and trying to finish Four Lost Cities.

4amberwitch
Editado: Abr 1, 11:08 am

I've started reading a few of the Hugo Nominees that I hadn't gotten to yet.

On The Fox Roads
The Mimicking of Known Successes
Ivy, Angelica, Bay

And I might pick up A Restless Truth again, which I abandoned when I realised it was completely different from the first book in The Last Binding trilogy, and not at all what I expected.

5DeltaQueen50
Abr 1, 1:09 pm

I am starting April by listening to Forever Young a memoir by Hayley Mills. She was the Disney "it" girl when I was in my young teens and I was a huge fan. She is reading the book and at first I was thrown off somewhat as instead of her high pitched, very English schoolgirl voice, I heard an elderly lady. I guess I have to accept the fact that we have both aged!

6LadyoftheLodge
Abr 1, 3:04 pm

>5 DeltaQueen50: Yikes, I just bought that book! She was definitely a child star from my child hood too. Remember The Parent Trap and The Trouble with Angels?

I am currently reading Amish Love Letters for NetGalley, which is a book of short stories, as well as Evening Class by Maeve Binchy for my on-ground book club and Pineapple Street which I started last month. In print, Francesca's Kitchen.

8dudes22
Abr 1, 6:52 pm

I've got a few I carried over _ The Gustave Sonata by Rose Tremain is my physical book. I'm listening to Where Coyotes Howl by Sandra Dallas and I have 2 e-books going - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich and Montmorency on the Rocks by Eleanor Updale.

9Charon07
Abr 1, 9:08 pm

I’m still reading The Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal about Our World and Ourselves by Matt Simon and War with the Newts by Karel Čapek. I’m also reading Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm. I’m listening to The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan for the April PrizeCat. I’m also going to try to fit in this month How to Be Both by Ali Smith (which was another contender for the April PrizeCat) and Hawksbill Station by Robert Silverberg.

10Helenliz
Abr 2, 6:41 am

>1 christina_reads: ohh fab. I do love that series.

I'm reading Before the Queen falls asleep on paper and listening to The man who mistook his wife for a hat

11christina_reads
Abr 2, 9:28 am

>10 Helenliz: It was just what I needed!

I'm now beginning Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen, the final book in her series of steampunk fairy tales -- I think this one is Cinderella.

12LadyoftheLodge
Abr 2, 1:49 pm

I read two children's books. The Day the Phones Went on Vacation by Maribella Blake and They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. Also Amish Love Letters by Shelley Shepard Gray and others.

13Tanya-dogearedcopy
Abr 2, 11:07 pm

I just started Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry (by Florence Welch) for my book & tea club this month. It's a collection of lyrics form Florence + the Machine's albums from 'Lung' (2009) through to 'High as Hope' (2018), poetry, jottings on bits of paper and some collage-style art. I'm not familiar with FATM so I've been watching videos and creating a playlist. Just reading the lyrics doesn't do much for me and some of the lines still don't make any sense to me even after listening/watching her; but there are a couple songs that strongly appeal so far: "Dog Days" and "I'm Not Calling You a Liar".

Closing in on the end of The Waste Lands (Dark Tower III; by Stephen King; narrated by Frank Muller) and still stuck somewhere in "Day Five" of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose

14LisaMorr
Editado: Abr 5, 10:02 am

I'm reading The Talented Mr. Ripley for the March Virago Reading Project (a little behind!) and continuing with The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story.

15DeltaQueen50
Abr 3, 3:18 pm

>6 LadyoftheLodge: Now that I have accepted that Hayley Mills isn't a young girl anymore, I am enjoying listening to her reading about her life. I think you will enjoy the book when you get to it.

16Tanya-dogearedcopy
Editado: Abr 4, 7:38 pm

Wrapped up The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower III; by Stephen King; narrated by Frank Muller) and;
have started Venus in Copper (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries #3; by Lindsey Davis; narrated by Simon Prebble).

17pamelad
Abr 6, 5:46 pm

I have finished Madam by Mrs Oliphant and am reading My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley. I've just bought Garry Disher's new book Sanctuary (no touchstone).

18MissBrangwen
Abr 7, 8:50 am

I am reading Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth by J.R.R. Tolkien, which is a reread after a very long time.

I am also reading Call Us What We Carry, a collection of poems by Amanda Gorman, and it is amazing so far.

19christina_reads
Abr 8, 10:13 am

I'm reading When Grumpy Met Sunshine by Charlotte Stein and am pretty charmed by it!

20staci426
Abr 8, 12:07 pm

Over the weekend I finished From Time to Time by Jack Finney for the SFFFKIT and A Killer in King's Cove by Iona Whishaw which fits for MysteryKIT.
I am currently reading:
In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan.
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugresic
10:04 by Ben Lerner

21dudes22
Abr 8, 1:58 pm

I just finished The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal.

22DeltaQueen50
Abr 8, 6:14 pm

I am currently reading Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman which I thought was going to be a Regency Romance but is actually set in the modern world. I don't have a problem with that as I am enjoying this lighthearted story. I have just started The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison and it's too soon to tell how I am going to feel about this book, the beginning hasn't really grabbed me but I am hoping that it gets better as I go along.

23ReneeMarie
Editado: Abr 8, 7:58 pm

I just finished The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan. I had to, since it was due back to the library today and had holds. My reading usually depends on what's on fire.

24Tanya-dogearedcopy
Abr 8, 9:02 pm

Finished Venus in Copper (Marcus Didius Falco #3; by Lindsey Davis; narrated by Simon Prebble) and have started the next one in the series, The Iron Hand of Mars.

25christina_reads
Abr 8, 10:31 pm

I've begun Death Comes to the Nursery by Catherine Lloyd, book #7 in the Kurland St. Mary series.

26lsh63
Editado: Abr 9, 6:07 am

I just finished the excellent You Think It, I'll Say It, and started One of the Good Guys.

27LadyoftheLodge
Abr 9, 3:47 pm

I just started Cherish Key West which is a light novel about a mom and daughters on a cruise, as well as a handsome lecturer who is a Hemingway expert. This is the second book in a series of three and available on Kindle Unlimited.

28Helenliz
Abr 10, 6:20 am

Finished Before the Queen falls asleep which I loved. The chapter on names and their impact was just exquisite.
Not sure what's next. Might have a book hangover.

Still listening to The man who mistook his wife for a hat.

29lsh63
Abr 10, 6:26 am

Apparently I can't stop requesting the latest thriller or reading short story collections. I'm currently going back and forth between Table for Two andd She's Not Sorry.

30LisaMorr
Abr 10, 10:31 am

I finished The Talented Mr. Ripley, which was very good - a bit disturbing to be in Tom Ripley's head though! I've started some lighter fare, Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts about an American psychology professor who up and leaves her job because she was getting very stressed out and leaves for Ireland to spend some time at her great aunt's cottage. There's a ghost and faeries and of course a very handsome and available pub owner, lol. I'm also continuing to make my way through The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story a chapter at a time.

31LadyoftheLodge
Abr 10, 12:07 pm

I finished Cherish Key West and also finished Evening Class by Maeve Binchy for our on ground book group. The discussion was a non-discussion, which was sad because the book had so much potential for discussion.

32dudes22
Abr 10, 6:03 pm

I've started Chenneville by Paulette Jiles for my next book.

33ReneeMarie
Editado: Abr 10, 7:22 pm

Top of stack are:
* She Shall Have Murder by Delano Ames (an interlibrary loan)
* The Love Remedy by Elizabeth Everett (has holds)
* The Paper Solution: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life by Lisa Woodruff

Warming up, which does not guarantee staying near the top of the pile:
* A Short Walk through a Wide World by Douglas Westerbeke
* The Wartime Book Club by Kate Thompson
* Bewildering Cares by Winifred Peck
* Character: The Art of Role and Cast Design for Page, Stage, and Screen by Robert McKee
* Flee North: A Forgotten Hero and the Fight for Freedom in Slavery's Borderland by Scott Shane

34MissBrangwen
Abr 11, 11:36 am

I have hit a slight reading slump because I have too many heavy/serious books going at once and am also a bit under the weather again, so I decided to start Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower for a change and a bit of lighter reading.

35sallylou61
Abr 11, 11:41 am

>34 MissBrangwen: Hope that you are feeling better soon. You are wise to take it easy.

36Tanya-dogearedcopy
Editado: Abr 12, 5:57 am

Finished listening to The Iron Hand of Mars (Marcus Didius Falco #4; by Lindsey Davis; narrated by Simon Prebble) and have started book #5 in the series, Poseidon’s Gold.

37christina_reads
Abr 12, 10:58 am

Next up for me is India Holton's The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels. I've read it before and liked it, but now there's a whole series that's part of my challenge for the year, so I have to start at the beginning!

38Helenliz
Abr 12, 12:03 pm

I finished listening to The man who mistook his wife for a hat and am now listening to The lies we sing to the sea.

Reading More work for the undertaker on paper.

39DeltaQueen50
Abr 12, 12:37 pm

Currently I am reading In the Blood, a thriller by Lisa Unger, The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston and just starting to listen to The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary.

40Tanya-dogearedcopy
Editado: Abr 12, 2:27 pm

>37 christina_reads: Ooh! I really liked the first-in-series for that one too! I pre-ordered the second & third books. Aaand, they are still sitting here as-yet-unread. Sigh.

41christina_reads
Abr 12, 2:28 pm

>40 Tanya-dogearedcopy: Haha SAME! I'm trying to get caught up before book #4 releases (in July, I think) and decide if I actually want to continue with the series.

42LadyoftheLodge
Abr 14, 2:49 pm

I finished Cherish St. Maarten and Cherish Key West which were fun and light reading. I also read In From the Cold by Sara Bennett, which is the second in a series. Now I am on to read Cherish Bermuda. All of these are Kindle Unlimited. I tried to read a few from my NetGalley review list but ended up with a DNF for two of them, which did not live up to their promise. I do not want to take the time to read books I do not like.

43threadnsong
Abr 14, 7:54 pm

>31 LadyoftheLodge: I get so discouraged when F2F book discussions for book groups become non-discussions! It's hard to enjoy being the person (besides the library representative) who keeps trying to bring the discussion back to the book.

44threadnsong
Editado: Abr 14, 7:58 pm

I am still re-reading The Once and Future King and Last Train from Atlanta. I've also really gotten into Things in Jars though, unlike my friend who loaned it to me, I haven't completed it in 24 hours. The imagery in it is just astounding and I need to put it down and take a break from it. Fortunately, she's a good friend and lives next door, so returning it will not be an issue.

Also on the docket for this month is Dropped Dead Stitch (a holdover from last month and a book challenge for the MysteryKIT), Mothers of Feminism, and a selection or two from the Adventures in Time and Space to fit in with the time travel theme of the SFFKit Challenge. Oh, and Flower Fairies of the Garden for the RandomCAT Challenge.

45LisaMorr
Abr 17, 10:48 am

I finished Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts, a nice little contemporary romance set in Ireland. Still working on The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and have started Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

46Charon07
Abr 17, 12:49 pm

I’ve started How to Be Both by Ali Smith; it was an option for the April PrizeCAT, and though I’ve finished listening to The Ruin, I really wanted to read this one too. I’ve also started Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke (audiobook) and Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism by Richard Brooks, both for BingoDOG.

47LadyoftheLodge
Abr 17, 2:19 pm

I just finished Cherish Bermuda which is the first in a series that I did not read in order, but that was okay. I am now reading Come Rain or Shine by Sara Bennett and Mastering the Art of French Murder.

48LisaMorr
Abr 17, 3:40 pm

>46 Charon07: I loved How to Be Both! I hope you like it too.

49christina_reads
Abr 19, 10:46 am

I've begun Kate Clayborn's new book, The Other Side of Disappearing. She's one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, so I'm excited for this one!

50VivienneR
Abr 19, 11:45 am

April has turned out to be a busy month leaving less time than usual for reading and even less for catching up with threads. Adding to that, most of the books I finished rated low. Now I'm reading Over my dead body by Jeffrey Archer and Yours Cheerfully by A.J. Pearce and enjoying both.