April 2015

April Wrap Up One More Page Blog 2015

Books read:

*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?

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14 thoughts on “April 2015

  1. M. | BACKLIST BOOKS says:

    Spinster is on my list, and I’ve just added Confessions of A Fairy’s Daughter to my list – I hadn’t heard of it before! I read the Anne books back to back, so they ran together a bit – but in thinking back, I’m pretty sure it was Anne of Avonlea that dragged for me a little bit too. I also didn’t like some of the new characters that were introduced as much – Philippa irritated me SO MUCH! I mean by the end she was a “good” character and a friend to Anne, but as a character in her own right I had a really hard time with her. Anyway, I’m looking forward to House of Dreams. I never read further than Windy Poplars before, so I’m into new Anne territory! I hope your May is a little less stressful and that you have another spectacular reading month!

  2. The Paperback Princess says:

    Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter is part of my TBR Challenge list – I’m so glad you loved it. I can’t wait to finally read it!

    I think I’m completely biased when it comes to the entire Anne series and all of them are perfect books for me. I can’t think of any one that I didn’t love reading and I can’t wait to read the rest of them again. Funny how there are some books that you read at a certain point and they will always feel the way they did the first time.

    I REALLY need to read Spinster. No one has anything bad to say about it!

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