Reading wrap-up for April

Quote from A History of Objects by Carlo Pizzati

April was quite an interesting reading month. I read a nice variety of books, including one that was on my to-read list since years, but despite the raving reviews, it didn’t do anything for me.

Let’s start with the books I read as part of my Book Bingo challenge:

(Click on the book covers to purchase the book on Amazon.)

A sequel: Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

If you haven’t read the Aristotle and Dante books, I highly, highly recommend them! It’s a beautiful story of self-acceptance, friendship, love, and family.

I had a huge smile on my face as I was reading this absolutely delightful book, and also wondering why we simply cannot let love be love without moral judgements and attaching “right and wrong” to this simple, natural human emotion.

Mytho-fiction: Star Mother by Charlie Holmberg

This may be more fantasy-mytho-fiction, but let’s not get that exact! 😉

If you haven’t read any of Charlie’s books, she’s excellent at world building and creating interesting, immersive reading experiences. This one was no different: the story of mortals, gods, and demi-gods; of the battle between the Sun and Moon; of Twilight, Stars, and love.

If you enjoy fantasy, you’ll love it!

Other books of note:

The Dream Keeper’s Daughter by Emily Colin: Another delightful story of slipping through time (a.k.a. time traveling) – to the slave uprising in Barbados in 1816.

The historical narrative was very interesting, and I really liked the direction in which Emily took the book towards the end.

A History of Objects by Carlo Pizzati: Quite a delightful collection of short stories – you can read my review here.

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg: This is considered a writing classic, but it made me want to cry. It’s repetitive and often drags. There are a few gems scattered throughout the book, but slogging through 300+ pages for them felt torturous.

Over to you!

What was on your reading list this month?

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  1. It was lovely to go through your April reading list, Shinjini! I really enjoyed A History of Objects and had a similar experience as you with Writing Down the Bones. Haven’t read the others. Might try The Dream Keeper’s Daughter. It sounds interesting. I think it’s going to be on my reading list very soon. 🙂

    • I think you will like The Dream Keeper’s Daughter. I’d love to know what you think, if you do pick it up. Glad I’m not the only one who found Writing Down the Bones rather insufferable!

  2. I haven’t read any of these books. Definitely adding these to my reading list. I have been going through a slow reading phase for the past two weeks. Looks like I will be reading Harry Potter before I can get to any of these. 🙂

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