In terms of having a general fulfilling, happy life, April was a huge success. Luke and I took our first vacation with just the two of us since our first anniversary. That's right, in seven years we haven't traveled alone. So this year, for anniversary #8 we went to Durham. He had a Netrunner tournament (don't judge) and I...went to the farmer's market and all the bookstores and had the best massage of my life. Oh right, and we also got to hang out just the two of us - we raced go-karts, went paddle boating, ate EVERYTHING, and played board games in our hotel room.
In spite of (or maybe because of) all of the fun we were having outside of books, this reading month was dismal. I cannot remember being in a book slump of this magnitude, ever. I am reading almost nothing and the things I'm reading I'm not loving. My average star rating in the month of August was 2.5. Bleak, bleak, bleak. I've tried everything to break my slump but it's just not happening. Here's what I read in April:
The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford
The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan
Some Day You'll Thank Me for This by Gayden Metcalfe
The Rattler by Jason McNamara
Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso
After the Woods by Kim Savage
The Girl Who Fell by Shannon Parker
Golem by Lorenzo Ceccotti
The V-Word by Amber Keyser
The Widow by Fiona Barton
So there you have it. It was a sad month for books - everyone cross your fingers that May brings me a new energy for reading and some amazing books!