April 2017 wrap-up

April was a very busy month, especially at Church, with Great Lent and Great Week. I also managed to be knocked out for 3 days by a nasty cold when even my reading energy was very low. So I didn’t read as much as I expected and this is my lowest month so far in 2017. Still, I read 8 books total, so that could have been worse. But I have not been very active on the blog recently.
I read some books to be in connection with some reading events on Goodreads or other blogs this month, but I didn’t manage to participate in the events themselves!

Here is what I read in April, actually a lot of diversity:

8  books:
7 in print
with 1,706 pages, that is: 56 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
with 8H27, that is: 16 mn/day

1 in nonfiction:

  1. To Open One’s Heart, by Michel Evdokimov

1 in mystery:

  1. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook

1 in graphice-novel:

  1. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, by Neil Gaiman

1 in children’s book:

  1. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White

2 in historical fiction:

  1. The Sun King Conspiracy, by Yves Jégo
  2. Beyond the Wild River, by Sarah Maine – ebook

2 in science-fiction:

  1. Waking Gods, by Sylvain Neuvel – ebook
  2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

My favorites in April

   Charlotte's Web  the-sun-king-conspiracy

 Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 22/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 5/12
Mount TBR: 12/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 39/100

Number of books added to my TBR in April= 12

Blog recap in April

  • For those part of The Classics Club: Classics Spin #15 was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? for me. I read it and will post my review on May 3

  • With for Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, I read a novel by a famous Moroccan author. They have a Twitter party coming up on April 6 (#TTWIB). Alas the twitter party was postponed and the new date ended up when I was too sick to have even the energy to open my computer.

  • I was planning to read My Cousin Rachel, with the Goodreads TuesBookTalk Read-Alongs = started, not finished.
    Tender is the Night, with the Goodreads Classic Book a Mont Club = didn’t have time
    and Charlotte’s Web for Classics Children’s Lit Event 5.= LOVED IT SO SO MUCH, the only book I had energy to read when I was sick, but I have not yet posted my review, so was not able to join the event.

  • I organized 1 giveaway. The one for May at France Book Tours is now available.

  • About books, though outside the blog, I went to a local independent books store this past Saturday on Independent Bookstore Day. It was not bad, but I was shocked to find a category labelled as Renaissnace [sic], and to find 2 shelves of ARCs, priced $3 each. I remember how bloggers got so furious against a fellow blogger who did that after BEA last year, so I was really quite enraged to see that even an independent book store would do that! Seriously?! But I managed to actually keep my mouth shut. Have you ever found a bookstore doing that?? I had seen some ARCs for sale in some type of second hand shops, but never before in an indie store!

Most popular book review in April

Rebeccaclick on the cover to access my review,
back in 2012

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

The top 11 books to read in April

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Book Reviewer Yellow Pages

please go visit

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

4: Karen at Booker Talk

4: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

4: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Blog milestones

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over 4,110 subscribers
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Plans for May

Come back tomorrow
to see all the books I plan to read in May!

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How was YOUR month of  April?

Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!

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