Happy Saturday, and welcome to another Spell the Month in Books! Here’s the rundown of how this linkup works:
As the title implies, the goal is to try to spell the name of the current month by using the first letter of book titles (skipping articles like A, An, and The). This can be done with books you have on hand, creating a physical bookstack, or by building a virtual bookstack. I’ve recently started sharing themes a few months in advance to focus your book search, but following the theme is entirely optional. Once you have your stack, you can share it whatever way is convenient for you. Most bloggers do this by creating a post and adding their link to the linkup toward the bottom of this page (click on the blue button that says “Click here to enter”), or sharing their link in a comment. You can also share the list in a comment (without a link) or share a picture of your stack/list with the hashtag #SpelltheMonthinBooks on your preferred social media site. Regardless of how you participate, feel free to grab the button from the bottom of this page to include with it. This is a new button as of February 2021! Other than aesthetics, the only difference with the new one is that it links to all of my posts tagged #SpelltheMonthinBooks rather than one specific post.
So, are you ready to take the challenge? Can you Spell the Month in Books? The linkup will be open for the duration of the month, so there is no rush if you need some time to ponder your options.
This month’s theme was originally supposed to be “Comedy/Books that Made Me Lol (or that look like they would)” because of April Fool’s Day. However, while working on this post I realized that while I enjoy stories with humorous elements, I don’t really read things that are funny enough to be classified as comedy. Since April is also National Poetry Month, I ended up making my list out of poetry books instead.
April – Poetry
A – An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
P – Parliament of Fowls by Geoffrey Chaucer ⭐⭐⭐⭐
R – The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost
I have not read this specific collection, but I highly recommend Frost’s poetry in general!
I – Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai
I also have not read this collection, but I am intrigued and would like to do so. Last year I read and reviewed Listen, Slowly (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by this author.
L – Lapse Americana by Benjamin P. Myers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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A bit of a shorter post this month as I am currently swamped with school work! I’ve been in a poetry phase recently, so this being National Poetry Month works out well. Do you have a favorite poet, or one whom you frequently recommend? Poetry can be such a tricky thing to read and understand. I like it, though.
I hope you have fun with this post, whether you spell the month in books or not! I know a handful of posts are already up for this month (yay!), and I do hope you will add your link here as well so that more people can see all the incredible books you’re talking about.
Until the next chapter,