I did not read the book for April, Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. I tried. I read two chapters. But I kept setting it aside so I could read other books.
Books I read instead:
|Hilarious. Read it. Tina Fey is my spirit animal.|
|Intelligent. Funny. Sad. Worth reading.|
|I skimmed the last third. Picoult has a formula and that formula is getting old.|
|Full of great essays on aging, motherhood, and more.|
|Junk food scarfed down in a couple of days. Don't judge me. It's still better than Fifty Shades of Grey.|
|Thanks to my cousin Richard for passing it along.|
I may try Tess again, but I'm not going to beat myself up about skipping a classic last month. It's my challenge and I make the rules and the most important rule is this:
The Classics and Cocktails pick for May is A Room With a View by E.M. Forster, a novel "about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked A Room with a View 79th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century." So says Wikipedia.