Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Reading in Review

April was a bit of a blur for me as we awaited the late arrival of our second grandchild. I found myself kind of anxious, so thank goodness that baby has arrived and is doing really well. Here's what my month in books looked like -- (6) audio books and (6) print books (YTD)- 46 books
  1. Alice Close Your Eyes; Averil Dean - 2/5 - (arc) (April)
  2. King and Maxwell; David Baldacci (audio) - 4.5/5 (April)
  3. Cell; Robin Cook (audio) 4/5 (April)
  4. New Life, No Instructions; Gail Caldwell (eGalley)- 4/5 (April)
  5. Trespass; Rose Tremain (audio) - 4/5 April (no review)
  6. The Little Ted Hen and the Passover Matzah; Kimmelman - (library) 5/5
  7. Where'd You Go, Bernadette; Maria Semple (audio) 3/5 April
  8. Our Deepest Secrets; Carla Buckley (audio/eGalley) -  4/5 April
  9. The Weight of Blood; Laura McHugh (audio/eGalley) - 4.5/5 April 
  10. Dept of Speculation; Jenny O'fill (arc) - 4.5/5 April 
  11. Shotgun Lovesongs; Nickolas Butler (eGalley) 4/5 - April
  12. Cambridge; Susanna Kaysen - (arc) - 3.5/5 - April
I enjoyed most of what I read, but the biggest surprise for me was  -- Dept of Speculation; Jenny O'fill - If you haven't read this little gem, I do recommend it.


May Plans --

There are so many books that I want to read in May, but I know I won't get to all of them.  Without looking at the list I made, the random ones that come to mind are:
How was your month? Any plans for May?

16 comments:

  1. That was a darn good month! That would be a year for me!

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  2. You had a GREAT reading month, Diane! I will keep an "extra" eye out for Department of Speculation.

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  3. I'm happy that all is well with your grandchild! I'm reading You Should Have Known - about 2/3 through - liking it a lot so far. I need to look up some of the ones you read for April. - a couple look good!

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  4. Looking forward to your thoughts on Frog Music. Glad that baby is doing well. I never plan my reading. It never works for me

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  5. Great month Diane! Congratulations again on your new grandchild!

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  6. Wow! Congratulations on your new grandchild!

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  7. Great month, and congrats on the grandlittle! Happy May reading!

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  8. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on Ruin Falls. Yay for the new grandbaby! =)

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  9. I had such a great reading month in April that the reviews will take me through May! I'm having such great luck with books lately, I don't want to stop reading.

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  10. That was a very good month of reading, Diane! 12 books and waiting for your grandchild! I had one of my worst reading months in a long time - only 2 books read. My plan for May is to read more books! lol

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  11. Dept of Speculation is on the top of my TBR pile for this month thanks to so many wonderful reviews by bloggers. I hope to get to it soon!

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  12. What a fabulous month for you! I can finally way my grandson arrives next month! :o). My April was a slow reading month for me. Dept. of Speculation is on my TBR list.

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  13. Ok, I'm off to check out Dept of Speculation - hadn't heard of it before!

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  14. great month! your recommendation is on my list. here is my wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/05/01/2014-april-wrap-up/

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  15. Wow, another great month! I'm still scarred from Donaghue's Room that I can't talk myself into reading her new release. I hope this changes after reading a reviews from people I trust.

    I'm off to look at Dept of Speculation.

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  16. It looks like you had a great month!

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