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:
7 in print
= with 1,706 pages, that is: 56 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
= with 8H27, that is: 16 mn/day
1 in nonfiction:
- To Open One’s Heart, by Michel Evdokimov
1 in mystery:
- The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
1 in graphice-novel:
- The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, by Neil Gaiman
1 in children’s book:
- Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
2 in historical fiction:
- The Sun King Conspiracy, by Yves Jégo
- Beyond the Wild River, by Sarah Maine – ebook
2 in science-fiction:
- Waking Gods, by Sylvain Neuvel – ebook
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
My favorites in April
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
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Most popular post last month
– non book review –
The top 11 books to read in April
Book blog that brought me
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Top commenters of the month
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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!
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4: Karen at Booker Talk
4: Lucy at The Fictional 100
4: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind
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Plans for May
Hopefully Bout of Books 19 and Armchair BEA!
Still persevering with and enjoying thoroughly The Complete of Sherlock Holmes on audio, with Simon Prebble as the narrator
Read-along on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with Book Addict – on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/114817-lit-collective-an-online-reading-retreat
Come back tomorrow
to see all the books I plan to read in May!
How was YOUR month of April?
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!
Charlotte’s Web was one of my favorites as a young girl. Haven’t read it since then though. Have to check out that Neil Gaiman book. LOVE his stuff! Happy May!
yes, this was a neat one by Gaiman. I really need to check American Gods!
It sounds like you had a good April minus the cold. I really loved Charlotte’s Web when I was a child I will need to read that one again! Have a great May!
this book is so good and so rich! See you soon at BOB
April was a slower reading month for me as well. I think everyone I know got the crud in April!