I didn't quite see the point of putting up a monthly recap post, considering I've had a few patchy months of reading. When I resumed blogging yesterday, the husband even jokingly asked me if I even had anything to blog about since I haven't sat down with a book in a long time. But I do like these recap posts a lot - they can be a kind of milestone marker when I can pause and feel pleased or disappointed in my reading, and also make a lot of reading plans for the next month, every one of which I forget about as soon as I hit 'Publish'.
Both March and April were slow reading months for me and May is likely to be the same thing. I'm hoping that June will turn things around. But if not, never mind. These are what I read in the last two months:
Wish I could read this again: The Dinner by Herman Koch
Most disappointing read: The Magic Circle by Jenny Davidson - I really wish I had finished this book - I am still curious to know how it ends but the book was just not captivating me.
What I hope to read in May
One of my most awaited books this Spring has been Kate Atkinson's Life After Life. I have seriously high expectations for this book and hope that it will meet them. My hold for this book just came through so within the next two weeks, I'm hoping to curl somewhere with this book. Other than that, I want May to be a month of random reading. I tend to enjoy books more when I know very little about them, and with that plan in mind, I had picked three books from the library (I don't even remember their names now - which makes me want to start them now). The Great Gatsby is also releasing this month (and I haven't read the book yet). I'm torn between planning to squeeze in a quick read before I go to the theater and just walking into the theater with no idea of what the book is about.
So that's my tentative plan for this month. What are you reading?