APRIL 2023 WRAP-UP
The month of April has been crazy busy, especially with Church related activities,
and my reading stats are not the best.
Still with 10 books, I’m happy, especially as I finished two long books,
and I read/listened to some fascinating works.
I only posted four times this past month, and am a bit late on reviews,
but hoping to catch up soon.
📚 Here is what I read in April:
6 in print
= with 1,467 pages, a daily average of 48 pages/day.
4 in audio
= 42H04, a daily average of 1H24 minutes/day
5 in mystery:
- Hag’s Nook (Dr Gideon Fell #1), by John Dickson Carr
- Hide and Geek (Hide and Geek #1), by T.P. Jagger
- The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiel Hammett – audio
- Skin Deep, by Antonia Lassa – for book tour, review live on May 22
- The Light of Day, by Eric Ambler – audio
2 in historical fiction:
- Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of The Oxford Translators’ Revolution, by R. F. Kuang (histfic and fantasy) – audio
- Homecoming, by Kate Morton – audio
1 in scifi:
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams – audio
1 in adventure/middlegrade:
- Les Récrés du petit Nicolas (Le petit Nicolas #2), by René Goscinny – read with French student I.
1 in nonfiction:
- L’Arabe du futur #2 : Une jeunesse au Moyen-Orient, 1984-1985, by Riad Sattouf – read with French student F.
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club 4th list: 47/150 (from September 2022-until September 2027)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 15 books
Total of books read in 2023 = 56/120 (47%, 17 books ahead)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 26
OTHER BOOK REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH
MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH
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MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
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BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
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Come back tomorrow to see
my exciting reading plans for May!
How was YOUR month of April?
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
is hosting a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
You did great in my opinion! Happy May!
Thanks, you too
I read your review on Homecoming on Goodreads. Did you like it as much as The Forgotten Garden?
It’s very very good. But The Forgotten Garden is very first book I read by Morton, and I was totally charmed, so it’ll probably forever remina my favorite by her. Plus the context is very different (The Forgotten Garden being a spin in the classic The Secret Garden). Homecoming is centered on a painful event.
I’m interested in both Babel and Homecoming, so I’m glad to see them as top books for the month.
Both excellent, though very different genres
I see that you liked Babel, but it wasn’t for me. To be far, I didn’t finish it, but it resembled Harry Potter too much for me to continue.
Really?? Harry Potter? The choice of the special tool was so clever, related to the social and industrial background,, and all the linguistics is so fabulous in it. And of course the vast historical background
Not bad for a busy month. Babel is on my list and I love Kate Morton. I recently read Kallocain. Although not a fan of SF, I did like it. Your version has a fantastic cover from the Swedish artist Hilma von Klint.
These 3 were really so good.
Yes, nice art cover!
I think I read one of Kate Morton books a long time ago. It might of been called Labyrinth.
Oh that was Kate Moss, I read it too.
Another Kate, and a very different genre. Kate Morton is an Australian author. Brilliant. Try The Forgotten Garden, her best, so so cool, a spin on the classic The Secret Garden
I got the two Kates mix up. lol