A look back at the reviews and features that attracted the most readers last month.
April was a busy month here at the Independent. We announced our upcoming Books Alive! 2013 Writers Conference (Saturday, June 8 in Bethesda), as well as our partnership with the Gaithersburg Book Festival. We also posted 31 book reviews and 16 features for a total of 47 posts. Whew! It makes me tired just thinking about it. Of our April posts, here are the ones that attracted the most readers:
1) Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez. Bharath Parthasarathy took a very even-handed look at this treatment of a fascinating subject.
2) April Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri. April was National Poetry Month, and Grace’s comprehensive round-up of books and poetry did justice to the occasion.
5) Harvard Square by Andre Acimen. K.H. Macomber reviews this book about outsiders and outliers.