April — Spring Cleaning!

April already!!!

Needless to say, I think March was a bitch for pretty much everyone out there.  While the future is still unknown and stress levels remain high, I’ve seen signs that there is a sort of new rhythm developing as to how we are now living our lives (at least around my little corner of the world).  And today, while venturing away from my hidden lair for supplies, I witnessed people actually caring about others, rather than the rabid “every person for themselves” mentality that was present two weeks ago.  I have to say, it did make me feel a little bit better about the human race.

I’ve been planning my monthly reads for some time now, and I still think Spring Cleaning for April seems appropriate.  Hey, we all have extra time on our hands right now!!  But seriously, my main reason was to find the books that have languished on my to-read shelves for years, nay, decades.  And these are just a few.

These are all books I bought in the early 1990’s.  Yeah, I’m that old, lol!

We all have them.  Those books that were bought with such excitement and enthusiasm, meant to be read immediately.  Then another book comes along that grabs your attention, then another, until months, then years pass by and those poor forgotten books remain on the shelf.  Well, not this month!

I’m going to admit I don’t know if I will be able to finish all of them this month, but I’m going to give it a go.  I’m especially looking forward to the fantasy worlds in Villains by Necessity and The Catswold Portal, escape from reality sounds wonderful right now!

Group Reads

I always love seeing what books will win the monthly votes in my various Goodreads groups.

Swan Song and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher led the votes in the Reading List Completists.  I did read Swan Song not too long ago so I will be skipping that one (but I highly recommend it!!  It’s just as epic as Stephen King’s The Stand, but I’m not sure how many people really want to read about mutating viral apocalypses at this moment!!).  And my friend Michelle let me know that her local book group picked The Eye of the World for their big read, covering the next three months.  Hey, since I just picked this up around my birthday and I’ve been wanting to start this series forever, what better time than now?!?!

Some other choices from my various groups, truly a bit of everything…..

The Boatman’s Daughter by Andy Davidson

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I hope these titles give you some reading inspiration!!

March in a Nutshell

I didn’t get through all of my mystery choices for March, but I still plan on finishing them in the next month or two.  And I finally finished An American Tragedy!!  I really liked this classic but I swear it felt like I had been reading it forever!!!

What books are you looking forward to reading in April?  I always love seeing what others are reading so be sure to leave a message!  Stay safe everyone, and until next time, Happy Reading!

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