Monthly Recap Time! and plans for current merry month of May:
- 10 books; 42 for the year
- 2881 pages, ~21.8 hours | 11478 total pages, 114.3 hours for the year so far
- By Type:
Hardcover – 2
- By Type:
My favorite was … The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, followed very VERY closely by The Slow March of Light by Heather B Morris. Chouette was the most artsy (and musical) and creative and just wild! If you like unsettling books, I recommend.
“My tiny important job of the day is to crimp pie crusts.”-Chouette
Locations and travels:
- A few of these were based in the US or England and then traveled around the world
- Slow March was set in cold war Berlin
- The Last Thing He Told Me started and ended in Sausalito CA with much of the action in Austin TX
- City of Girls was NYC
- Chouette was CA but also forest fantasyland somewhat.
She was a bright, energetic, pie-faced fourteen-year-old, who always dressed in the most outlandish costumes.-City of Girls
For challenges, I added one more category for the What’s in a Name 2022 “Speed” with the SLOW in the title, The Slow March of Light by Heather B. Moore – and still hope to add a single post review of this soon. It was a scary book with a hopeful “Wow, good humans DO exist” ending that really touched me.
I’m excited to have completed the personal to me challenge of reading Truth & Beauty with The Autobiography of a Face. Interesting story of friendship, of writing, of memoir and who owns the telling.
As a refrain offered in Chouette, “It’s time to tell.” Ellman’s essays would certainly agree with that.
Pie was mentioned in five of this month’s reads: Things Are Against Us had many pie mentions! Which is not at all surprising if you had read Ellman’s prior book Ducks, Newburyport about a pie baker. And of course, the only reason I have a kids book read was because PIE is in the title. Chouette, City of Girls, and The Last Thing He Told Me round out the pie offerings.
I made a bunch of pie in April – for Easter. Go search #CaresPieShow hashtag in IG or Litsy to see a picture. (or my post prior)
Now it is May and I’m doing a buddy read with Laila of Big Reading Life of The View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor. It is going to be GOOD, I just know. Looking forward to it! This was also a SPIN book for Litsy in May – yay me for having more reasons to read it (besides it being a classic for my Club 50.)
What was YOUR favorite book of April?
May 3 is Raspberry Tart Day, May 8 is Coconut Cream Pie Day, May 13 is Apple Pie Day, and May 20 is Quiche Lorraine Day – which is in a pie crust, so I call it pie.
“Just go sit inside and get yourself a piece of pie, okay?”
“I literally couldn’t want a piece of pie less,” she says.LOL! -The last thing he told me
“… make mock apple pie out of green pumpkins”Things are against us (many many pies in this!)
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5 thoughts on “From April into May 2022”
You had a fabulous reading month as well as (bonus points!) a fabulous pie month.
And you got to go to Paris!
I’m intrigued by this Book Bingo board. Have you talked about or before and I just don’t remember?
Have I not mentioned Book Spin Bingo? It’s a Litsy thing and very popular! It’s fun.
Have you started reading the Taylor book? It took me a little while to get into it but I am loving it now. I’m on page 135. I love all these lonely, tortured people, looking out of windows or into windows and thinking about their lives. And I love the observations about writers!