I only read 11 books last month, and I hope to read more in May. I have 3 thrillers from the library and Lean In and the new David Sedaris sitting on my counter to jump start things. It's easy to fall back into the habit of not reading, you know? Anyway, here's April's list:
11. My Sister From the Black Lagoon by Laurie Fox: Meh.
10. The Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn: A cute plot about competitive NYC kindergarten admissions, but totally trite and predictable.
9. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg: I had high hopes for this book because Flagg's Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man is my second favorite book of all time, but this story about a sweet, aging former Miss Alabama just doesn't hit the same spot. Seriously, though, you should read Daisy Fay.
8. Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon: I liked this book about a 20-year-old marriage on the rocks-- good characters, interesting writing style (used lots of FB statuses to advance the plot), nice story line. I read it in the hospital, and it was a nice distraction.
7. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen: Hilarious! Touching! A great memoir.
6. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger: I have a weakness for thrillers, and I liked this one so much, I checked out 3 more by the same author.
5. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen: Such a great story about a little girl whose father's strict religious views have warped her worldview.
4. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett: Wow. Such a cool story, so impeccably crafted. If I wasn't a sucker for scary books and tear jerkers, this would be the month's runaway winner.
3. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: Oh my god. Better than Gone Girl.
2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: I read this book 2 weeks ago, and I still think about it nearly everyday.
1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green: READ this! Better than Love Story.