April 2017 Month in Review

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This post is linked up at the Monthly Round-Up Wrap-Up @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Oof, how are we already a week into May?! The past few weeks have seen my energy diverted into apartment hunting. I have heard a lot about how hard it can be to find a place in Vancouver. Thankfully, I signed a lease yesterday! Now, I can put my time back into reading and blogging. I managed to skip ahead of my reading goal thanks to the 24 hour read-a-thon, during which I finished the final book in a trilogy, read three middle grade novels, an account of the 1913 Arctic disaster of the Karluk, and started two other books. I think it was my post productive read-a-thon 🙂

Books Finished

  • Sputnik’s Children by Terri Favro
  • Gutenberg’s Fingerprint by Merilyn Simonds
  • Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner
  • The Break by Kathrena Vermette
  • Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Ten Degrees of Reckoning by Hester Rumberg
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg
  • Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • The Luck of the Karluk by L.D. Cross

Books Reviewed

Features

  • My review of The Little White Horse was a part of Elizabeth Goudge Reading Day, hosted by Lory @ Emerald City Book Review.
  • I wrote about how my physical TBR stack was getting out of hand.
  • Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon took place on 29 April. It was my seventh time participating, to great success.

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How was your April? What May releases should I add to my TBR? 

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  • Savannah Aleksic

    Congrats on signing a lease! It can be hard to find a place in such a big city!

  • Congrats on finding a place! Happy May!

  • I hadn’t heard of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, but I’ll have to go check that one out because it sounds intriguing. Thanks for introducing me to a new book!

  • Danielle Hammelef

    I read Daughter of a Pirate King and had so much fun. I can’t wait to read the sequel. I see you also read some middle grade books. I read a few, my favorite being A Boy Called BAT.

    • I agree that Daughter is a fun read. I think there should be more pirate YA. Thanks for sharing your favourite MG. I haven’t heard of A Boy Called BAT; I’ll have to check it out.

  • You did great with the read a thon! I always think about joining in on those but I don’t know that I would be able to read any more than I already do. Congrats on finding a new apartment. Have a great May!

  • wow you are one active twitterer! I love your twitter updates. Great idea. 12 books in a months! That’s awesome! Ilove that you read diverse books! I’ll be visiting often 🙂 now off to see your review of Sputnik’s Children 🙂

    • Thank-you, Dragonfly! I’m glad you appreciate my Twitter updates. I was finding so much great stuff there, I wanted to also share it on my blog. I’ve been trying to make a more concentrated effort to read diverse books, so thanks for that as well 🙂

  • I need to read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian someday. It’s been on my TBR list forever but I never seem to get to it.

    • That’s how it was for me too! It’s such an ‘easy’ read, that I think it’s easy to pass it by..but I did have one of those “How did I not read this sooner?!” moments when I finished it.

    • Agh, me too!

  • I got on the hold list for “Thick as Thieves” at my library, but I think I’ll have a long wait! Might have to jump the gun and buy a copy.

    • Could be worth it! And it does have a very nice cover. I only recently added The Thief to my TBR but I’m starting to think it’ll be another one of those “How did I not read this sooner?” books.