April 2016 books

This is the latest post in a series I started in late 2019, anticipating the twentieth anniversary of my bookblogging which will fall in 2023. Every six-ish days, I’ve been revisiting a month from my recent past, noting work and family developments as well as the books I read in that month. I’ve found it a pleasantly cathartic process, especially in recent circumstances. If you want to look back at previous entries, they are all tagged under bookblog nostalgia.

As previously noted, I started the month at my sister’s in Cluny, visiting a nearby castle where her daughter dressed up.

I had two business trips to London, on the second of which I met up with one of my favourite Moldovan politicians, who I had last seen when she was Foreign Minister; meantime she had been acting prime minister for six weeks in 2015.

Back home, little U got confirmed.

With the ongoing Brexit doomscrolling, I read only 15 books that month.

Non-fiction: 3 (YTD 14)
Legacy: A Collection of Personal Testimonies from People Affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland, by BBC Northern Ireland
JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner, by Richard Marson
1491, by Charles C. Mann

Fiction (non-sf): 1 (YTD 4)
The Folding Star, by Alan Hollinghurst

SF (non-Who): 5 (YTD 30)
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
A Princess of Roumania, by Paul Park
Whispers Under Ground, by Ben Aaronovitch
Gorgon Child, by Steven Barnes

Doctor Who, etc: 4 (YTD 15)
Short Trips: Life Science, ed John Binns
Prime Time, by Mike Tucker
Beige Planet Mars, by Lance Parkin and Mark Clapham
Lethbridge-Stewart: The Schizoid Earth, by David McIntee

Comics: 2 (YTD 9)
Thing Explainer, by Randall Munroe
Het Spaanse Spook, by Willy Vandersteen

6,000 pages (YTD 20,100 pages)
1/15 (YTD 31/74) by women (Chambers)
1/15 (YTD 8/74) by PoC (Barnes)

The best of these were Legacy, which you can get here, and 1491, which you can get here. I bounced right off A Princess of Roumania, which you can get here, and Bitter Seeds, which you can get here.