Another month has passed, and I am steadily making progress towards the 100 book mark. April was a slow month for me, but a big push at the end maintained my respectability. After six books, my total count is now at 30. I am one book ahead of my pace from last year. My pace is currently at 1 book per 4 days. I will have to step it up in order to get back to a 1/3.65 pace. Fortunately, summer break is right around the corner. I should be able to up my literary intake for the months of June and July. My target for May is 8 books. Here is the breakdown for April:
Three Novels: True at First Light, Things Fall Apart, Zorba the Greek
Two Historical Books: My African Journey, The Sistine Secrets
One Philosophical Book: The Birth of Tragedy
Favorite Book from April: Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. The title character is one of the most truly original characters to be found in literature. If you haven’t read this book, do so immediately. It is a healthy reminder to us all that a bit of peasant wildness is not such a bad thing from time to time. I also highly recommend the movie version, but read the book first.