I don’t feel like April was a very good reading month for me. I read in dribs and drabs and floundered about, resulting in 3 DNFs. But, I read 1890 pages for #pageathon and cleared up some challenge books.
- The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort – This was my February Classics Club pick. I tried to keep with it into April, but it was an eventual DNF for me.
- Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural by Jim Steinmeyer – The Unread Shelf challenge for April was to read the book last purchased. In order to understand Fort more I had bought this as an ebook before I knew what the challenge was.
- The Vampyre by John Polidori – My April Classics Club book. I finished it. Success!
- Dracula by Bram Stoker – Reread it for #SpringHorror and because I wanted to compare it to The Vampyre.
- H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness by Gou Tanabe – #SpringHorror and 24-Hour Readathon relief.
- Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman – On the fly #SpringHorror check-out after Dracula, but it didn’t work out for me.
- Supernatural Noir by Ellen Datlow, editor – I read about five stories from this anthology. They were good, but my brain wasn’t in the mood for short stories earlier in the month and my check-out expired. #SpringHorror
- The Unabridged Poe – In contrast to what I just said above, I finished the dozen or so stories and poems I had left in this anthology. It took me over a year, but I (mostly) read the entire works of Edgar Allan Poe. #SpringHorror
- Daisy Kutter: The Last Train by Kazu Kibuishi – Another fun graphic novel from Readathon.
- Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft by Jane Yolan – Decided I wanted to read a craft book for my morning reading.
- The Beetle by Richard Marsh – My Classics Club Spin book!
- In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson – The Unread Shelf challenge for May is a backlist title (by an author with a newer book out). Erik Larson recently released The Splendid and the Vile, but I’ve had In the Garden of Beasts on my shelf for a long-ish while.
- Westmark by Lloyd Alexander – Will me my morning book.
- I will also be restarting the Black Cat Project.