And just like that, April has come and gone. WHAT. Why are the 2011 months just flying by? :o
April was a busy month but it was busy for work! Gah, I am still buried in a ton of work right now, but of course I am procrastinating by blogging. :P I thought the reading for April was quite good, though, especially since I got a long break during the Holy Week, and I was also sick almost half the month so the lack of gym time became reading time. Not bad, I guess?
So what happened for Required Reading for April?
As expected, I only got to finish reading three books:
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis – perfect Holy Week reading. Kind of creepy, but true to C.S. Lewis style, definitely thought-provoking.
- BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker – not as good as the old Dekker ones I love.
- Losing Faith by Denise Jaden – very quick read, entertaining, but it kind of lacked a bit of the tone that I was expecting it to have.
Like what I predicted, one of them will take a bit of time to finish Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa, edited by Brian Kolodiejchuk because it’s non-fiction and it’s not really for quick reading. It’s a very good read so far, and I think when I’m done with this, I’ll hunt around for other biographies because they’re fun. I think I’ll be taking my time with this one, though.
It’s not a bad month, as I’ve actually finished the three books early on, giving me room to read other books within the month. :)
And now, we go to Required Reading for May!
Again, the rules (note to self: create a separate page for this soon):
- The books should be read within the specified month
- These books should be in my TBR and not yet to be acquired
- These books cannot be used for any other reading challenges I am participating in.
I am truly excited for the books I chose this month. They’ve been sitting pretty on my shelf since last year and I know people have been bugging me to read them. :D I realized it’s also just right, too, especially since I’ve been reading one contemporary novel after the other in the past weeks. This month’s theme is fantasy. The books!
- The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
- The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
- The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
- Mistwood by Leah Cypess
I don’t really know why I’ve been putting these off, but I know people have been bugging me to read these, especially the first three books (ahem, Chachic! :) ). LOL, well now I am going to read them and I am excited because as much as I enjoy contemporary, I think I need a little bit of magic in my reading now. :)
What about you? What books are you lining up to read this May? If you’re planning to participate in the challenge, leave a comment so I can link you up. :)