Monday, May 05, 2014

April Reading Wrap-Up

April reading did not suck as hard as it could've. I've still been in a vicious slump, but all terrible reading crags must come to an end sometime. With the end of the semester in sight, and my too-many-online-classes winding down, there is light at the end of the tunnel! 


I read six books in April, and I really enjoyed them all. It seems I've managed to shake off most of the "sea of threes" syndrome from previous months, as I think everything I read this month was rated four or better on Goodreads. 
Here's hoping the May reading continues to improve! All of my grades are due this week, so I hope that means a promise of more free time! Woot! 

What was your favorite book you read in April? 


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31 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to read Libba Bray. How was this one? Can you recommend any of her other works?

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    1. It was really good! I would recommend it, but I liked The Diviners even more.

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    2. I'm with Tanya on Libba Bray... I've been meaning to read her forever and just haven't. Glad to hear The Diviners is the way to go on that one :).

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  2. Looking forward to your review of A Great and Terrible Beauty. You've had a good reading month!

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    1. It's scheduled for later in the week, Melinda. It was such a fun book!

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  3. I didn't realize what a great month you had until I looked at all the covers together and remembered how much you enjoyed all of these. Crossing fingers for May!

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    1. I didn't either! lol There was a huge gap of no reading between April 5 and April 26, so there ya go. lol

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  4. These are new to me but Happy reading.

    Check out what we are reading this week.
    Also, enter to win a copy of After the End by Amy Plum

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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  5. I'm so glad you're reading! Care to share some mojo with me??? :D

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    1. Haha! I'd be happy to! Sending the reading fairy dust your way.

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  6. Six for six makes for a pretty fine month! But yep, here's hoping for even greater book bliss in May!

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    1. Thanks, Debi! I'm hoping to return to last summer's glory of 10+ books per month. We'll see how that pans out. lol

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  7. great list, your first is on my TBR. my 2 favorites were histfic. see here: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/05/01/2014-april-wrap-up/

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    1. Thanks for sharing your own list!

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  8. Glad you enjoyed all of your reads, and that your slump seems to be coming to an end :)

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    1. Thank heavens! Now if I can just keep it up.

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  9. Yay for the end of slumps! Anything good on the horizon for reading?

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    1. I'm reading Upstairs at the White House now, and I loooove it!

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  10. I'm spotting some very serious #coverho candidates ;) I still think you've managed to read a lot! I usually read one book a week, so you're ahead of me ;)

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  11. Look at you shaking off that slump and reading!!! Yay!!!

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  12. My favorite April book was either Fangirl (gosh that sure was a good book) or Daryl Gregory's new one, Afterparty. Fangirl was a total dear of a book, and Afterparty made me laugh and made me think -- like all of Daryl Gregory's books do!

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  13. April was a good reading month for me - so much better than the awful March! Here's to a good reading month in May and yay for extra free time!

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  14. I love the Gemma Doyle series and The Chew series! Such good reads. My favourite reads last month were The Yard (Murder Squad #1) and The Black Country (The Murder Squad #2) by Alex Grecian. Great historical mysteries. I hope you enjoy your next read!
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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  15. Good luck with the rest of your grading! I can't wait to see what you read when you have lots of free time! :)

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  16. I'm glad you had a better month and so many good reads! I didn't love AGaTB but I know most people do, and I'm glad you did! I reread a few books and some of them are definitely favorites but I had a lot of good new reads, too! I think To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Roomies were probably the new reads I enjoyed the most. But I liked Openly Straight a lot, too. I hope the good streak continues!

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  17. I’m glad you’re out of the three-bies blues :)

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  18. It's good to hear that the "sea of three's" is no more. The best book I read in April is probably An Untamed State,

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  19. Yay for the end of the semester!! My spring semester begins today! I am not sure why I am doing this to myself during the spring and summer, but I will be happy to finish early I guess. :)

    I love Beloved! Such a powerful book.

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  20. I´m really looking forward to your review of A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. I only discovered your blog this week so I have a lot of catching up to do. I'm Dutch and I'm planning to read more books in English, the original is sometimes better then the translated version.

    Best book I read in April was Close my eyes by Sophie McKenzie.

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  21. I'm so anxious to read The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry! My mom's just starting in on it, so maybe she'll be finished by the time I get back out to Oregon at the end of the month.

    My favorite read in April? Tell the Wolves I'm Home! I want to read it again!

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