Friday, April 30, 2010

April Reading Wrap Up

Where did April go?  


How was your month in books?  I read (4) fewer books in April, but I was still happy with my reading overall. 
April Reading in Review

  1. The Language of Secrets; Dianne Dixon - 2/5 
  2. Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers; Knight - 4/5 
  3. How To Never Look Fat Again; Krupp - 5/5 
  4. The Long Song; Andrea Levy - 4/5 
  5. Lost; Alice Lichtenstein - 3/5 
  6. The Forty Rules of Love; E. Shafak - 4.5/5 (audio)
  7. The Season of Second Chances; Diane Meier - 4.5/5 
  8. Bloodroot; Amy Greene - (audio) 4/5 
  9. Winging It; Jenny Gardiner - 4/5 
  10. The Lake Shore Limited; Sue Miller - 3.5/5 
  11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Rebecca Skloot - 4.5/5 
  12. Caught; Harlan Coben - 4/5 (audio) 
April  Totals
  • (12 books) - (4) non fiction (3) audio) (8) fiction (7 review books)
  • Favorite Books of the Month:  - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Skloot and The Forty Rules of Love; Shafak
  • YTD - (57 Books) 
2010 Challenge Progress
I unburdened myself of (5) reading challenges as I promised myself in January I'd only join (10) and that number crept up to (15) somehow. I now feel much better. 
  1. 2010 100+ Reading Challenge - 57/100
  2. 2010 Reading From My Shelves Project - 39/75
  3. 2010 ARC Reading Challenge - 35/24 - Completed
  4. 2010 Pub Challenge - 16/10 - Completed
  5. 2010 New Authors Challenge - 34/50
  6. 2010 Support Your Local Library - 16/50
  7. 2010 Audio Book Challenge - 10/20
  8. 2010 Thriller/Suspense Challenge - 3/12
  9. 2010 Chunkster Challenge - 2/6
  10. 2010 Booker Challenge - 0/6
  11. 2010 Gothic Novel Challenge - 2/5
  12. 2010 What an Animal Challenge - 3/6
  13. Reagan Arthur Reading Challenge - 0/?
  14. 2010 Books To Read Before I Die Challenge - 2/20
  15. 2010 New York Challenge - 1/1 - Completed
 April Book Purchases
 
  1. Apr - 2010    The Girls; Lori Lansens                      $ 4.00
  2. Apr - 2010    Isabel's Daughter; Hendricks              $ 4.24
  3. Apr - 2010    Rooftops of Tehran;  Seraji                 $ 6.00
  4. Apr - 2010    Rush Home Road; Lori Lansens         $ 5.60

23 comments:

  1. Way to go finishing three challenges all ready! It looks like April was a great month for you!

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  2. Waiting for what you think on Rooftops of Tehran

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  3. What a great month you've had! Probably difficult to let the challenges go but good for you!! I will put The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on my to-read list!

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  4. WTG !!!! My April wrap up is sad..hope to do better in May. Also stopping by to say hi now that I am finally on the right road to recovery.
    Cheryl "Mash"

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  5. My reading slowed down a bit in April, too. I can't believe one third of the year has gone by!

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  6. Good month!!!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-monthly-news.html

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  7. Love the "time flies" picture!
    April was a great reading month for you, Diane.

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  8. "Where did April go?" were my exact sentiments this morning. Where indeed?

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  9. Cutting back, huh? Wow, you are doing great! Why is it that time speeds up more when we get older. Even when we get really old -- and are sitting in front of the t.v., doing less. I want to know.

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  10. April wasn't too bad for me. I have a books completed in 2010 document that I'm keeping, and in April, I read fourteen books. I was surprised.

    Congratulations on your progress!

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  11. A good month! Been reading your review of A Long Song - I gave up on that this month - for some reason I couldn't get into it.

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  12. Seriously, was April shorter than usual this year? How could tomorrow possibly be May 1??

    I don't have my book journal here with me right now, but I think I only read 6 books this month. I think 12 is great! Looks like some good ones, too.

    I've never signed up for a challenge - they sound like fun but I just don't need more pressure from any source!

    Hope you have a good May!

    Sue

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  13. Wow, I would say you had a successful month. I thought I read just one book this month until I remembered I DID go on vacation a few weeks ago (read two while on vacation).

    Thanks for mentioning your April favorite - I really appreciate this, did you 'really' like bloodroot? I have been thinking about listening to this one but haven't yet.

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  14. I can't believe it's that time of the month again!!! I think you had a great April. Isn't it funny how being able to cross a few things off of a list make us feel better!!???

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  15. My April book month was horrible. Between school and personal issues, reading took a back seat. I am hoping to make up for it in May. Already I have four books lined up calling my name.

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  16. You got a lot of reading in. I'm in the mood for a Harlan Coben, maybe I will try Caught

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  17. How do you do it? I loved reading your lists and how accomplished your monthly reading achievements are! So persuing your april reads, I was inspired to run right over and put Read,Recommend, Remember on my Amazon wish list. Wonderful! thanks!

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  18. Great month! And I don't blame you for getting rid of some challenges, it can stress a person out! Happy May!

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  19. You had a great month! I'll be unburdening myself of a few challenges too!

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  20. Mari..I did enjoy Bloodroot, but I recommend the print version not the audio version.

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  21. Congratulations on finishing those challenges! I think you had a great reading month in April. I managed to finish 4 books and I think that's my monthly average for this year.

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  22. I think you did quite a bit in April! Well done!

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  23. I love that you are keeping track of money spent on books. That would scare me!

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