April Reading Summary

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There were snow flurries yesterday! I will certainly glad the strange weather of April is past and flowers will begin to bloom.
It’s that time to share what I have been reading this past month. I was pleased that I had had more variety in my reading this past month. The total read for April was 32 books) with the following breakdown:

Fantasy –0
SciFi – 0
Paranormal – 2
Romance – 4
Historical romance – 1
Women’s Fiction – 6
Classics – 0
Non-Fiction –0
Picture Books – 7
YA – 2
MG – 0
Magical Realism – 1
Time travel – 3
Memoir -2
Poetry – 1
Mystery –2
Graphic novel – 1

Diverse books – 1

decided this year to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves, an e-book, bought /gifted or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads – 19
TBR books –1
e-books – 11
Charity reads – 1 (= $2 donated to St. Vincent De Paul)

 

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I had planned as well to do a separate post for my Jane Austen Reading Challenge, but for now, I will post it here:
Confession time – Once again I did not read an actual Jane Austen novel. I did read an enjoyable novel inspired by Jane Austen: Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laura Viera Rigler
I definitely plan to read Persuasion next month and other JA inspired books.

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:
Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
30. Book featuring Amateur Detective: Gone with the Ghost by Erin McCarthy
31. Book about a family: The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne
32. Written by author from Asia, Africa or SA: Looking West by Albert Nasib Badre
34. Includes a wedding: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

52 Books in 52 Weeks
6. Set in Southern U.S.A.: Sweet Suzie Sweet by Katie Graykowski
12.Graphic novel: Secret Path by Gord Downie
21.Title that starts with a “J”: Joy Runs Deeper by Bronia and Joseph Beker
32. A Wester: Philomena: Unwanted Bride by Misty Shae
40.Character who is an Immigrant: Looking West by Albert Nasib Badre
44. Author Who uses a pseudonym: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Beyond the Bookends.
The theme for April was “read a book about the Holocaust”:
Joy Runs Deeper by Bronia and Joseph Beker

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key words I chose this month were “Time” and “All”
Maybe This Time by Susan B. James
The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Crack the Case”.
Gone with the Ghost by Erin McCarthy

Diversify Your Reading
The genre was graphic novels:

Secret Path by Gord Downie

Connect Five
I will now be posting a separate post on any Connect Five books I read each month. My latest:  “List” in the title can be found here.
Favourite Books Read This Month
Once again, this was an excellent month for reading books that I rated a number of books a 5 at Goodreads.
The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne
Secret Path by Gord Downie
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews
The All You Can Dream Buffet and The Garden of Happy Endings by Barbara O’Neal
The Dog Year by Ann Garvin
The Honeymooner by Melanie Summers
Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg
Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones

May Goals
I hope to once again make a dent in my huge pile of TBR books. (Many of the charity books become my TBR books anyway)
I am linking with the following:

 

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Month in Review at Book Date

 

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Best of the Bunch

 

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Monthly Wrap-Up

 

 

9 thoughts on “April Reading Summary

  1. You sure had a great month of reading and finding titles that fit all those challenges. I enjoyed Persuasion last year by listening to it and found that a really good way to read it.

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic month! I love picking up books at charity stores, I’ve donated a lot of money to Vinnies the past few years that way 😉 And I’d say reading Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict totally counts – hope you enjoy Persuasion! ❤️

    • Thanks Sheree. i just picked up an audible version of Persuasion. I’ve decided I have to exercise more, so am going to listen to the book while I use the treadmill – hopefully a win-win!

  3. I’m always amazed at your reading stats and all those challenges too. I’m trying to squeeze in more reading time and have managed to keep on top of ARCs for review this year so far. I’ve started using sticky notes with “read and review” by dates on the ARCs to keep them in order. Plus, I make sure to make posting reviews on publication date a priority.

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