Saturday, May 5, 2018

April 2018 Monthly Wrap Up


Once again I read 9 items this month.  9 seems to be the magic number lately.  I didn't really get bogged down by any of my reads and I would have had 10 but I finished my buddy read of "Dread Nation" on May 2nd.  So here's what the recap looks like:

Let Me Lie: Clare Mackintosh 4/5
Fiction Can Be Murder: Becky Clark 2/5
The Vampire Within: Laura Daleo 4/5
Class Mom: Laurie Gelman 4/5
Under Dogs: Andrius Burba 5/5
The Wolves of Winter: Tyrell Johnson 4/5
Murder on Black Swan Lane: Andrea Penrose 4/5
The Atrocties: Jeremy Shipp 4/5
Taste of Wrath: Matt Wallace 5/5

My favorites of the month would have to be "Under Dogs" for obvious reasons and "Taste of Wrath."  "Let Me Lie" was my biggest surprise because it was a thriller that didn't let me down.  My least favorite was "Fiction Can Be Murder."

I also want to update my challenges even though there are progress bars to the right.
Cloak & Dagger: 13/35
What an Animal: 13/20
Swords and Stars: 10/20
Library Love: 13/24

Not too shabby!  So what did you guys read this month and what was your favorite read!

28 comments:

  1. Wow, you had a great reading month! And it looks like you're doing really good on your challenges, too.

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    1. Thanks Angela. I need to focus a tad more on my Cloak & Dagger one but I'm still okay :)

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  2. I think The Oracle Year was my favorite book last month. I would love to hit 9 books in a month one of these days! Maybe when my daughter leaves for college, I feel like I'll have lots of time😁

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    1. I want to read The Oracle Year after seeing so many good reviews about it (including yours). I bet you will find yourself with lots of time on your hands.

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  3. Congrats on finishing 9 books. I only finished 2, but I started about a thousand. Have a great May!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I sort of wanted to start a lot as well. I ended up reading multiple ones for the first time in ages.

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  4. You had a great reading month! I need to read more from Mackintosh. I read one of her books a year or two ago and enjoyed it so I need more. I hope May is a good month for you!

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it!

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  5. 9 is a good number!! I really want to read Class Mom, so I'm happy to see you liked that one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I think you'll like it. She's super fun and snarky.

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  6. Congrats on a great month! 9 books is really good!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. Looks like you had a great April in reading, Barb. I didn't fare so well. Hopefully May will be a good one! Have a great month of May.

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    1. I've already finished 4 in May so I'm pleased with how it's shaping up.

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  8. Overall you had a good month of reading so hopefully this month will be the same!

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  9. yay nine books! That's awesome Barb! Hope May is even better!

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    1. Thanks. It's started out strong, now if I can keep up!

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  10. Enjoy the new books and your challenges are looking great.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  11. 9 is awesome! I've been so busy I haven't even looked at my April numbers yet. (Sorry for having to catch up with your blog all at once for the last week!) Here's to a wonderful reading month in May. :)

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  12. Great job!!! I only read 6 books but it has been a busy month. My daughter is in track so there have been track meets a couple times a week. I hope to get more read in May.

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    1. Those kids will really keep you hoppin' this time of year.

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