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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

April Round Up of Books and a Look at May

Finally, time for me to do my round up of books for April.

I read 13 books in April and listened to 1 audiobook - my best month so far!

  1. Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark by Donna Lea Simpson
  2. An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell
  3. Rachel's Tears by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott
  4. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  6. The Boneman's Daughter by Ted Dekker
  7. Fatal Illusions by Adam Blumer
  8. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano
  9. The Lost Hours by Karen White
  10. So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones
  11. New York Debut by Melody Carlson
  12. Murder, Mayhem and a Fine Man by Claudia Mair Burney
  13. The Noticer by Andy Andrews
  14. Wild Highland Magic by Kendra Leigh Castle

This equaled 3989 pages read and 18 hrs 34 minutes of audio. If you have read and reviewed any of these books, please let me know and I will link your reviews to mine. You can also check out my archive for books, too.

I had one challenge end in April - the Christian Reader's Challenge which I read 27 books for.

My other challenges are shaping up like this:

Book Awards Challenge - 6/10
Unshelved Reading Challenge - 0/3
Daring Book for Girls - 4/9
Themed Reading Challenge - 0/4(-6)
Numbers Challenge - 1/5
The Countdown Challenge - 29/45
Outlander Challenge - 0/7
Genre Challenge - 10/12
Whitcoull's Challenge - 2/7
Chunkster - 3/6
Series Challenge Season 3 - 3
9 Books from '09 - 7/9
100+ Reading Challenge - 49/100
18th and 19th Century Women Writers - 0/4
2009 ARC Reading Challenge - 39
2009 Chick Lit Challenge - 23/10 (completed)
2009 Pub Challenge - 20/9 (competed)
2009 Suspense and Thriller Reading Challenge - 7/12
999 Challenge - 45/81
A to Z Challenge (authors) - 18/26
A to Z Challenge (titles) - 15/26
Art History Reading Challenge - 0/6
Audiobook Challenge - 3/12
Celebrate the Author challenge - 2/12
Centuries Reading Challenge - 0/4
Colorful Reading Challenge - 2/9
Daniel Defoe - 0/2
Decades '09 - 0/9
Dewey's Books Reading Challenge - 1/6
Harlequin/Silhouette Challenge - 0/5
John Steinbeck - 0/2
New Author Challenge - 39/50
Read Your Name Challenge - 8/8 (completed)
Romance Reading Challenge - 15/5 (completed)
Sarah Dessen - 0/2
Science Book Challenge - 1/3
Scott Westerfeld - 0/2
Seconds Challenge - 6/12
Serial Readers Challenge - 10
Support Your Local Library - 11/50
What's in a Name - 5/6
World War II Challenge - 0/5
YA Challenge - 12/12 (completed)
Young Readers - 61/12 (completed)
5 Under 35 - 0 Perpetual challenge

My books for May are the following:
  1. Fire Me by Libby Malin (finished)
  2. Dear Mom by Melody Carlson (finished)
  3. Madewell Brown by Rick Collignon (finished)
  4. Mom's Got a Fake I.D. by Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira
  5. Enduring Justice by Amy Wallace
  6. Conscience Point by Erica Abeel
  7. Made in the USA by Billie Letts
  8. Always Watching by Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins
  9. Do Over by Robin Hemley
  10. The Moment Between by Nicole Baart
  11. The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone
  12. A Girl's Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Grieg
  13. The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
  14. On the Run by Bill Myers
  15. Gold of Kings by Davis Bunn
  16. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  17. Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
  18. Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir
  19. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
  20. A Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
  21. Why Shoot a Butler by Georgette Heyer
  22. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer

My Current giveaways are:
Dear Mom - Ends May 10
Mama's Got a Fake I.D. - Ends May 10
Enduring Justice - Ends May 10
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Ends May 15
Made in the U.S.A. - Ends May 18
Boneman's Daughters audiobook - Ends May 22

My upcoming giveaways are:
The Horse Boy - Audiobook
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Audiobook
Priceless Memories - Audiobook
Frenchman's Creek
My Cousin Rachel
Night Watchman

I hope you will all stick with me this month, but I think I will be doing more reading than actual posting! Have a great month and everyone enjoy their books!


Anna said...

Congrats on setting a new record! Good luck with your May goals. Happy reading!

Diary of an Eccentric

Darlene said...

Wow, congrats on a great month!

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Looks like you had a great month! I hope May is going good as well.


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