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April Reading Wrap Up

on May 3, 2021

Total Books Read: 19
Fiction: 15
Non-Fiction: 4
Library Books: 8
Books On My TBR List: 3
Books in a Series: 5
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 13
Male/Female Authors: 2/17
Kindle Books: 0
Audiobooks: 2
Books I Owned or Bought: 0
Favourite Book(s): Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly and Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Least Favourite Books: Trick Of The Light by Fiona McCallum
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 14

April was again, a really nice reading month. I think part of that was because, for April which should still be a pretty nice month weather wise, we actually had a lot of really cold and crappy weather. Days to stay inside and get lots of reading done – which I did! I read 19 books for April, 15 fiction titles and 4 non-fiction titles. I utilised my local library a lot this month, reading 8 books from there, 6 in print and listening to 2 audiobooks via Borrow Box. I still have a large amount of books checked out from the library so I expect the total for next month to be pretty generous too. However I’m still not going great with ebooks – another month where I read 0 on either my kindle or iPad. Whoops. I have books on there I want to read, just find myself picking up print books instead, especially after it felt like I was getting a lot of headaches when trying to read on a screen.

Challenge check in!

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 31/50

Read Non Fiction Challenge: 4/6

Reading Women Challenge: 0/28 (honestly might as well just abandon this one now)

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: 15/25

Good progress made in my other 3 challenges though – 8 books for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, 3 books for the Read Non Fiction Challenge (so despite getting off to a bit of a slow start, I’ve made up a lot of ground there) and 5 more books completed for the Historical Fiction Reading challenge.

For those who remember my huuuuuuuge TBR pile for April – I almost finished it. I read all but 2 books on it, which I’ve added to the shelf of “books I didn’t get time for during their release months but still want to read”. One of them is my online bookclub choice for May, so I’ll do my best to fit that in this month, which should be doable as the pile this month is considerably smaller than that last one!

Here’s my May TBR:

As mentioned, apart from this pile I still also have quite a few library books checked out. I’ve also bought a few book recently and thanks to watching Shadow And Bone on Netflix (and loving it!) I’ve been rereading Six of Crows and I’m planning to finally read Crooked Kingdom straight after – by the time this post goes up, I should’ve actually finished both of those. I also picked up King Of Scars and Rule Of Wolves to read but I have yet to finish the original Shadow and Bone trilogy. I’ve read the first book but never got around to reading 2&3. I do have them, but part of the problem is that book-Mal bores me so much. I just need to push through to meet the relevant characters so that I can move on to the other duology. I also bought a copy of Ariadne by Jennifer Saint and I’m looking forward to reading that too, hopefully this month.

Hope that you all had a fun reading April and that you have some exciting things to look forward to for May. If you’ve read anything from my pile, be sure to let me know.

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