Twitterature: Mini Book Reviews for April 2014


I was all set to link up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy and write up this month’s Twitterature Report and share with you the books I’ve been reading this month when I realized something horrifying:

I haven’t finished a single book in the last month.

What???? How is this even possible? I’ve been reading all the time, I thought. But then I remembered all the books I’ve picked up and put down – all the book I’ve set down to pick up another seemingly more important title and yes the end result is a half dozen books I never actually finished reading. So I thought I’d share with you the books I’ve been reading, but haven’t finished – because that’s better than nothing right?


It all started with…


Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection (4 Novels, 44 Short Stories, and Exclusive Bonus Features) by Arthur Conan Doyle

In early 2014 I set out to read the Sherlock Holmes novels. But after finishing A Study in Scarlet I quickly lost steam and moved onto other things. Like book club picks and fluffy chick lit. And Benedict Cumberbatch.

#Sherlock4eva  #notenoughcumberbatch  #iwillfinishthiseventually

5882515American Gods by Neil Gaiman

My book club read this in March. I read half but lost the motivation to finish after the meeting in which I simply learned too much about the ending – my own fault. Fascinating concept but kind of a bear to actually read. My husband is enjoying it.

#wednesdayiscrazy #deadwivesarecrazy #thetviscrazy #everyoneiscrazy #spoilers

20653500Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery

After I abandoned American Gods, I decided to treat myself to some L.M. Montgomery – I loved the Anne of Green Gables series and quickly got hooked on Emily’s story as well but I didn’t read fast enough and had to put it down before finishing so I could read the April book club pick.

#emilyisakindredspirit4sure #girlsgotsass #mustfinishthisone

91878The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

My book club is reading Hemingway this month. I do not like Hemingway. This is my first time reading one of his novels but I was biased against it after reading The Paris Wife and for some reason reading this book makes me angry. Not sure if I’ll finish it though it is blessedly short.

#jerk #gohometoyourwife #seriously #compensatingmuch?


Annnyway that is what my month of reading has looked like, more or less. A lot of classics, some good some less good, none finished. Hopefully April will be kind enough to let me finish at least one book.

What have you been reading? Hopefully, unlike me, you’ve managed to finish a book!

7 responses to “Twitterature: Mini Book Reviews for April 2014”

  1. mjaj74 Avatar

    I know I’m weeks behind on reading and commenting (and in my entire life, to be honest) but I just had to tell you how I giggled at your Hemingway hashtags. I have always loved reading Hemingway, but after I read The Paris Wife and got a clue about what a jerk he was, I’m not sure I would feel the same way reading him now. Thanks for making me laugh today!


  2. Jean Avatar

    This looked intriguingly fun and I should certainly join up next month. Or I’ll do it tomorrow and join late. #procrastinatorsunitetomorrow


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      I’ve found some great “meme” / “carnival” things over the past year – with a lot of really awesome participants to boot! Definitely join in!


  3. Rachel Avatar

    Lots of unfinished books over here too! I haven’t read the Emily series in years. I remember finding it too dark as a pre-teen. Might have to give it another go (or add it to the dusty stack of things I’m in the middle of “reading”).


  4. SoCalLynn Avatar

    Your Hemingway hashtags are hilarious.


  5. Stacey Loscalzo Avatar

    Oh boy! I’ve had months like this too! Makes me a bit crazy. Glad you embraced it!!!


  6. Stacey Avatar

    I’ve done that before too, have lots of “in progress” books going but no finishers! I’ve got the Sherlock Holmes series on my Kindle, maybe I’ll finally get a chance to read those soon.