*Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick
*Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up With a Gay Dad by Alison Wearing
*The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
*Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
*Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
I had one of those rare and amazing reading months where I loved everything I read in April. In fact, according to my Goodreads ratings (which should always be taken with a grain of salt – but that’s a whole different topic), my lowest star rating this month was a 4 – for Anne of Avonlea (which I enjoyed but also felt was a bit of a drag at times).
I wonder if this is because I’m getting really good at figuring out what kind of books are for me, or if I’m too liberal with my stars…
Anyway, whatever the reason, I really enjoyed this month’s reads. Spinster is a well-researched non-fiction title that aims to change the way we think about female singledom. (Psst… look out for a review and perhaps something for you? *wink*) Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter is a heart-warming memoir about growing up with a gay dad as the gay rights moment is just beginning. The Mountain Story surprised me by how much I enjoyed it; it’s a very well-told story through and through. Anne of Avonlea, as I mentioned earlier, felt a little slow to me at times, but was a decent follow-up to Anne of Green Gables. In contrast, Anne of the Island made my heart grow three sizes; I couldn’t put it down.
Life wise, this month has been a pretty stressful one. Again, I think my blog has suffered a bit because of that, but I’m hoping the nicer weather is going to give me that extra push to stick to my posting schedule!
How was your April? Have you read any of the books that I read this month? What was your top read of the month?