This month I started letting some things go to get my stress level down (see my last post) and although reading is definitely still part of my life it obviously took a back seat in April. Only one (and a half) books finished! Oh well.
The Magician King by Lev Grossman – this is the second in this modern fantasy series and it was just as good or better than the first. Definitely not your typical middle-of-a-trilogy slump. (5 stars)
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku – this nonfiction book about technological advances regarding understanding and manipulating the power of the mind was for book club, and I wasn’t able to finish because I had to return it to the library. What I did read was fascinating (although ethical concerns were somewhat glossed over) and I would love to finish it one day.
This year I’m participating in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge. I didn’t make any progress on it this month, but here’s where I stand:
- a book you’ve been meaning to read – The Magicians by Lev Grossman (January)
- a book published this year –
- a book in a genre you don’t typically read –
- a book from your childhood –
- a book your mom loves –
- a book that was originally written in a different language –
- a book “everyone” has read but you –
- a book you chose because of the cover –
- a book by a favorite author –
- a book recommended by someone with great taste – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (February)
- a book you should have read in high school –
- a book that’s currently on the best seller list – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (March)