What I read in April

April was a month of extreme showers after the last of the snow. It was a record month in that it saw me surpass 52 books for the year, and I read a total of nineteen books! There was some rereading, after Kill the Farm Boy I needed to get some puns out of my system so I segued into Spider Robinson’s Callahan Chronicles and things quickly digressed from there.

April 2018 Reading List

  • Limits of Power (Paladin’s Legacy #4) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
  • Crown of Renewal (Paladin’s Legacy #5) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Slow Knitting by Hannah Thiessen
  • Kill The Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell #1) by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson
  • The Callahan Chronicals (Callahan’s #1-3) by Spider Robinson
  • Callahan’s Legacy (Mary’s Place #2, Callahan’s #7) by Spider Robinson
  • Deeds of Honor (Paksenarrion #10.5) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Callahan’s Key (The Place #1, Callahan’s Series #8) by Spider Robinson
  • Callahan’s Con (The Place #2, Callahan’s Series #9) by Spider Robinson
  • Buttercream Flowers for All Seasons: A Year of Floral Cake Decorating Projects from the World’s Leading Buttercream Artists by Valeri Valeriano
  • The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  • Cats in Art by Desmond Morris
  • A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
  • A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab
  • A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab
  • Wool Studio by Meghan Babin
  • Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth

April 2018 Reading


If you love puns. Yes read Kill the Farm Boy and Spider Robinson’s Callahan Chronicles stories. I wrote about these books at humour comes in threes.

I enjoyed V.E. Schawb’s Shades of Magic series so much that I devoured the second and third book by reading far past my bedtime.

May Reads

Right now I’m at a loss as to what I really want to be reading. For fiction I’m plodding through rereading The Kingkiller Chronicles (Patrick Rothfuss), I checked out Space Opera (Catherynne Valente) and Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (can you believe I’ve not read it?) but none of these have grabbed my focus. In nonfiction, I’m reading This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War–Era Washington, D.C. by Jessica Ziparo. I’ve known Jess since Junior High and we took AP American History together in high school, I’m not surprised that this is the book she’s written. I’m eager to finally read it. I’m also reading Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (History of Computing) by Marie Hicks. I sense a theme!