Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Month in Review: April 2019

Another month has come and gone. I had a great reading month, and part of that was because I ended up with a terrible cold that just wouldn't go away. So, the only thing to do was stay in and read! Worked for me...especially since Spring really hasn't made much of an appearance yet. We've had a few warm days here and there, but nothing steady. I'm hoping May brings those warmer temps to stay. 

Is anyone going to BookExpo at the end of May? I'll be there and I cannot wait! Do be sure to let me know if you are going so I can make sure to look for you. It's so much fun and I am just waiting for all the book information to be published so I can get my schedule in order!

Reading Stats: 
  • Read this month: 17
  • Year to date: 69

Books Read:
  1. Bullseye -- James Patterson
  2. Buried Deep -- T.R. Ragan (audio book)
  3. The Island of Sea Women -- Lisa See
  4. The Southern Side of Paradise -- Kristy Woodsen Harvey
  5. Trophy Life -- Lea Geller (audio book)
  6. Wolfhunter River --Rachel Caine (audio book)
  7. Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch -- Ruth Cowen (audio book)
  8. The Darkness -- Ragnar Jonasson
  9. Under the Table -- Stephanie Evanovich
  10. The Lost History of Dreams-- Kris Waldherr
  11. The Mother-In-Law -- Sally Hepworth
  12. I Know Who Are You -- Alice Feeney
  13. The Disappeared -- Kristina Ohlsson
  14. Final Betrayal -- Patricia Gibney (e-book)
  15. Before She Knew Him -- Peter Swanson
  16. Stone Mothers -- Erin Kelley
  17. Lilac Girls -- Martha Hall Kelly (print/audio book)
Favorite Books of April: 
  • The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  • The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth
  • I Know Who You Are -- Alice Feeney

I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of April: 189
  • Books read in April (that count): 4
  • Books bought/received as gift in April: 6
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of April: 191
 YTD Stats:
  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 11
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 16
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of April: 191


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title 


1 comment

  1. You had a great reading week - having a cold has an upside! The one I want to read off this one is Kristy Harvey Woodsen's latest. Looking forward to most likely listening to it.


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