Friday, May 1

April Wrap- Up

My April Wrap-Up

Whew! What a month I have to say that I am VERY impressed with my reading this month. Especially considering I had a week of exams and am packing everything up to move. (I move on Sunday, the 3rd). I've been a reading machine, and I managed to finish one of my challenges, although I did join another....doh! Oh well. I think my the end of May I should have at least two challenges finished maybe even four, if the book gods are in my favour.

Here's a list of this months books

1) New Moon by Stephannie Meyer (5/10)
2) Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sistherhood by Rebecca Wells (7.5/10)
3) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (8/10)
4) All Quite on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remaque (8.5/10)
5) The Children of Hurin by J.R.R Tolkien (8.5/10)
6) Le Bal by Irene Nemirvosky (9/10)
7) The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff (9.5/10)
8) Agnes Grey by Anne Brotne (6.5/10)
9) Soul Mountain by Gau Xingjiang (8.75/10)
10) Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (6/10)
11) Animal Farm by George Orwell (7.5/10)
12) The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart (9/10)
13) The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (7/10)
14) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (9.5/10)
15) Into the Forest by Jean Hegland (6/10)
16) Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (6.75/10)

Sixteen books this month! Which is ten more books, then what I've been reading these past months. I hope I can do it againf or May. I'll aim for 12, and see how things go.

My Challenges are well on their way. I'm really happy with my progress for the most part. There's a few I haven't started yet, but I still have lots of time. Here's my challenge progress of Current Challenges

1% Well Read Challenge (My List)
Progress 5/13 Books Read

100+ Challenge (My List)
Progress 34/100

18th and 19th Century Women Writers (My List)
Progress 0/8 (Need to start this one!)

1st in a Series (My List)
Progress 2/12

999 Challenge (My List)
Progress 18/81

A - Z Challenge (My List)
Progress 27/52 (Half way there!)

Chunkster Challenge (My List)
Progress 0/3 (Again havent started, but they are over 800 pages a piece... I know....I'm procrastinating....)

The Classics Challenge (My List)
Progress 2/6

Decades Challenge (My List)
Progress 4/9

Dewey's Book Challenge (My List)
Progress 2/6

New Authors Challenge (My List)
Progress 21/25 (Should have this finished by the end of may)

Numbers Challenge (My List)
Progress 0/5 (Really need to work on this, since it ends in August!)

Read Your Own Books Challenge (My List)
Progress 8/25

Spring Readign Challenge (My List)
Progress 6/14 (is it just me, or does 14 just seem like a springish number?)

TBR Challenge (My List)
Progress 0/12 (Ironically, the challenge to help you read those books sitting on your shelves and collecting dust, is the one I've yet to start!)

Themed Reading Challenge (My List)
Progress 0/4 (Another one I REALLY! Need to start, since this one ends July 31, and each book ias about 750 - 800 words min. A piece. Ouch! And because book 12 part 1 of the series comes out in November!)

Victorian Challenge (My List)
Progress 1/5 (This one is finishign in June, and well, not doing very well on it either. At least their are some good books (or so I've heard) to read.

War Through the Ages - WWII Challenge (My List)
Progress 2/5

Whats in a Name? Challenge
Progress 0/6

Completed Challenges for the Month of April

2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge - Read 25/25 Books!
Here's My List
Here's a Link to the Challenge, if you wish to try it out. It was a fun challenge.
Also, to my beloved local library I'll be leaving. I'll miss you, but I will return. You are the best Library system (and largest) in North America! HUGS!

Favourite Books of the Month (in no particular order): The Underpainter, Le Bal, The Boo Thief, Diplomats Wife.

Leas Favourite Books of the Month: New Moon, Eclipse and Into the Forest


  1. Wow, 16 books! Looks like you got a handle on your challenges!

  2. For April, yes. I guess I made up for Jan, Feb and March :). Hopefully the summer will be much the same.

  3. You're doing great! We tied in total books read for the month. :) Hope May is treating you well so far.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. Thanks! Sadly this month isn't going as well. I keep getting busy with other things, or the dogs bug me and don't let me read in peace!