Books I read in April 2017

April ended up being a very literary month!
  1. The Summer Girls series
    I saw Cheryl Strayed be interviewed by Tim Ferris at SXSW. She suggested Mary Alice Monroe as an author to check out, so I immediately downloaded this series. I enjoyed a lot.
  2. Everything, Everything
    This was charting on the iBooks recommended. A quick read, I loved every minute.
  3. Oliver Kitteridge
    I liked this a lot more than other Pulitzer winners. I wish the storyline was a lot more cohesive, but I still devoured this in a day or two.
  4. My Name is Lucy Barton
    I read this overnight. I really loved and related to the country girl from Illinois starting a new life in the big city and dealing with repercussions from the past.
  5. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
    I read this long ass book in two days. I couldn't put it down. Really engaging storyline and characters. I'm surprised this wasn't a National Book Award finalist.
  6. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    I love a good Agatha Christie as a pallet cleanser. This wasn't my favorite of hers but a good quick read.
  7. In a Dark Dark Wood
    I started yesterday and will probably finish tonight. It's a strange scenario, but absolutely compelling. Looking forward to see how it ends up! I'd suggest this for fans of The Girl on the Train.