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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April Wrap-up



We didn't get much in the way of April showers, but we did get snow (again)! Spring is always a little unpredictable. Hopefully, the snow is behind us now.


I finished 8 books this month! Here they are (CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS TO SEE MY REVIEW):


FROM MY BOOKSHELF:


3 stars
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

4 stars
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
(The Hatching, Book #1)

4 stars
Eve by Anna Carey
(Eve, Book #1)

5 stars
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Huntress, Book #1)


4 stars
The Elementals by Michael McDowell



4 stars
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
(Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
[review to follow later this week]




FROM THE LIBRARY

None!



REVIEW COPIES


4 stars
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
(The Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)


3 stars
Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow



Halfway to the Grave was definitely my stand-out favourite read of the month, followed by Iron Kissed! I love both series! The other series that I've very excited about is The Hatching, which is so different.

I didn't have any bad reads this month. I managed to squeeze in a classic (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), a non-fiction book (Fast into the Night), a bit of romance (Breath of Fire), some horror for the Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon (The Elementals and The Hatching), a dystopia (Eve), and some urban fantasy (Iron Kissed). I nailed all my favourite genres.

For the second month in a row, I didn't read any library books (although I do have a non-fiction memoir on the go).

I discovered five new authors and two new series (The Hatching and Eve), and I'm planning to continue with both.


January Wrap-up: 10 books
[3 shelf-love, 5 library, 2 review]

February Wrap-up: 9 books

[2 shelf-love, 5 library, 2 review]

March Wrap-up: 7 books

[5 shelf-love, 2 review]

April Wrap-up: 8 books
[6 shelf-love, 2 review]

Year to date total: 34 books

[16 shelf-love, 10 library, 8 review]

So, how was your April? What was your favourite book? Least favourite? Please let me know in the comments! I'd love to add your favourites to my TBR :)

7 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great April! I remember absolutely loving Halfway to the Grave when I read it around 2 years ago, but then I never picked up the sequel. Maybe one day I'll reread the first book and continue on with the series. Earlier this year I read Breath of Fire and absolutely loved it! Glad to see you liked it. :) Here's hoping the third book doesn't disappoint!

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    1. I hope you have a chance to get back to the Night Huntress series! I'm loving it so far. I loved Breath of Fire as well, and I'm anxiously awaiting the third one too :)

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  2. You had a great month! Here's to having a great May!

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  3. Wow! Great month you had! I really need to get back to reading classics myself!

    Here’s my April Monthly Wrap Up!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Thanks, Ronyell. I try to squeeze in a classic each month. I find it easier to listen to a classic on audio than by reading myself.

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  4. Awesome April! Love Cat and Bones, hope you continue on with the series.

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