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April Reading Wrap Up

on May 1, 2019

Total Books Read: 15
Fiction: 15
Non-Fiction: 0
Library Books: 0
Books On My TBR List: 6
Books in a Series: 5
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 6
Male/Female Authors: 14.5/0.5 (one book was co-written by a female/male pairing)
Kindle Books: 5
Books I Owned or Bought: 7
Favourite Book(s): The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth, The Place On Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta, Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane, Dear Banjo by Sasha Wasley and The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary.
Least Favourite Books: Didn’t rate anything below a 3/5 on Goodreads this month
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 8

I’m just going to take a minute to be freaked out that we are a third of the way through this year. It feels so weird to be saying that.

April was a bit of a mixed month. I didn’t get to read as much as I would’ve liked due to some circumstances beyond my control. I had to go interstate alone at the beginning of the month – first time I’ve been away from my kids for years and actually ended up being the longest time I’ve ever spent away from them (4 nights haha). It was both good and bad – I got to spend some time with my family, including my brother and my nieces, who I only really get to see maybe once a year and haven’t seen for ages, but it was for very sad reasons, the passing of my grandmother. Also my kids and I got a chance to miss each other, which we don’t often get to do and I think that feeling is kind of important too. I didn’t get a lot of reading done and actually one of the few books I did manage to read, I can’t count because it was a beta read.

The overall number might not have been as high as I’d like, but April was a good reading month! Lots of books that I really enjoyed. If I had to pick one, it would be The Place On Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta. I love this core group of friends she has created so much and I’ve read through them in year 11 of high school, their early 20s and now their mid 20s. They keep coming back to each other and I am here for it.

Challenge check in! I completed 8 books that qualify for challenges this month and all of them were for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, which is one of just two challenges that I am doing this year. The other is the Reading Women Podcast Challenge and oops, I have fallen down a bit there! I’ve completed 8/26 of the prompts so I need to make a bit more of an effort there. And for the Australian Women Writers Challenge I have read 32/80 books which has me well on track so far.

Here is my May TBR:

Not too overwhelming a pile, which should leave some room for other books too. I’m pretty excited about the Paige Toon – I read my first book by her last year and really loved it. I also am looking forward to The Beekeeper Of Aleppo which I think should be very interesting.

From my April TBR pile, I finished all of the books except one, so I may roll that unfinished one (The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See) into this pile.

I am almost 10 reviews behind, so I really need to get to sorting that out!

I hope you all had a great reading month for April – if you’ve read something from my May TBR pile, drop me a comment and let me know if you enjoyed it!

3 responses to “April Reading Wrap Up

  1. A great month for you, I really enjoyed The Place on Dalhousie as well. Enjoy your May reads.

  2. I enjoyed reading Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer and also have The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley on my TBR pile.

  3. […] you remember May’s TBR, it was a relatively small pile but unfortunately, I didn’t finish it! I didn’t get […]

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