We are back to discussing books that I read in the past few months. Keep reading to find out which books I read and which ones I enjoyed!
You may or may not have noticed that we skipped March. Simply put, I just forgot to do it. Life happens and that’s fine. That is why we will include all the books read in March as well. You can see the full list below.
Book I Read in March and April 2023
- Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
- Death and Judgment (Commissario Brunetti, #4), Leon, Donna
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe
Six Books That I Read
I am averaging about 3 books a month and while that is not great in my opinion, the fact that I am reading is still good. I have been choosing older novels as well as novels that have been released in the past year or so.
The first book that I gave a read was Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading it but it was hard to put down once I started reading it. The novel tackles colonialism and it is unlike any other novel out there. Achebe tells it as it is and does not filter out the violence which leads to a high shock volume. I recommend reading it and seeing things from a different point of view than what is usually presented.
The next two novels that I want to talk about are The Midnight Library and Sea of Tranquility. Both are amazing novels that made me wish I had both of them sooner. Mandel is an amazing writer and she is establishing herself as one of the best modern writers with every novel she publishes.
On the other hand, Haig’s novel tackles depression head on and has a lot to offer. I took a lot away from this book and I recommend this to anyone who needs words of encouragement.
Two older novels that I read were Interview with the Vampire and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. If you love spy novels, then this is a must read. And if you like vampires, then Rice’s debut novel is also a must.
These are the six books I read in the past two months. There is no real system on how I choose these books. If I come across a book that sounds interesting, I will read it. Often times, it will be from a list I saw. How many of these books have you read? Let us know in the comments below!