One of 2015 goals was to read at least two (non work related) books per month. You can find my a brief description of what I've read to this point here, here, and here. This month was a bit slow on the reading front because life (ok, work) took over my free time a bit. Anyway, this month I read one book and then read a second on May 1, but I'm going to count it for April since it was almost April...
This month I read:
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I've come to the conclusion that I'm just drawn to historical fiction, particularly from the World War 1 and 2 eras. This is no exception, with the bulk of this book taking place in occupied France in WWII with a small bit in Germany. I really liked this book. It was a fairly fast read because the story was just so engaging that I had to keep reading until I finished the book. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was there. I was so invested in the characters, the story, the place. It's definitely worthy of the 4.6 stars from over 11,000 readers on Amazon.
My kinda sorta cheated a little bit to count it as an April book read was:
Finally Heard: A Silent Sorority Finds Its Voice by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos. It's a short book, a one sitting read (I read it in around an hour), but I think this was by design. It was a great book, an excellent balance of staying true to the facts while maintaining readability for those without a degree in science or medicine. I love it when a book makes me think! The impeccable writing we've all come to expect from Pamela was on full display. She examines many aspects of the fertility industry that people either just don't think about or don't want to think about while weaving in updates on her post active grieving life. It's a good book. It's a needed book. Find a spare hour or two. Read it. You will be glad you did! Better yet if you know someone who is struggling with infertility or who is starting down the ART path, gift this book to them.
I think my book total for the year stands at 9.75. Pretty darn good for me! :)