Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monthly Wrap-up: April 2016

Goodbye April and hello May! 

For those of you who frequent my blog, you may have noticed that I have been a bit MIA lately. Although I have been keeping up with my reviews, I haven't been keeping up with my Sunday Wrap-ups or weekly memes. This has been a very challenging month for me to say the least. I have been dealing with some very stressful personal issues that has been keeping me occupied. Hopefully things will start to get better soon and I will began regularly scheduled blog posts. Unfortunately, until then I am just going to keep up with my reading and reviews. 

My one highlight from April was having our first BBQ of the season

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My Reading Progress

Even though it has been a challenging month personally, reading has been my escape from reality. I read 4 books in April, which is less than the previous month, but the quality of those I read was high. 

  1. Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum #17) by Janet Evanovich
    Rating: 3/5
    Review Date: May 3, 2016
  2. The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
    Rating: 5/5
    My Review
  3. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman 
    Rating: 5/5
    Review Date: TBD
  4. Days of Grace by Catherine Hall 
    Rating: 3.5/5
    Review Date: TBD

The Stats

Favourite Book of the Month:

Favourite Cover of the Month:

Favourite Setting:
Savannah Georgia (Saving CeeCee Honeycutt)
Favourite Character: Miz Goodpepper (Saving CeeCee Honeycutt)
Total Books Read: 4
Total Number of Fiction Read: 4
Total Number of Nonfiction Read: 0

Formats Read:

Physical Books: 1
eBooks: 2
Audio Books: 1

For the month of May I will be doing an experiment so to speak. Normally I read at least two books at a time; one physical book or one of my Kobo and another on Kindle for PC. Lately I have been also listening to an audio book as well. But for this month I am going to only read 1 book at a time. The reason I want to do this is because I am curious to see if my total monthly books read will be more or less than normal. Perhaps concentrating on one book at a time will get me through the books faster. Only time will tell. 

I hope that you all have a wonderful month of April and wishing everyone a happy may. 


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  1. I hope May is less stressful for you!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I usually have at least 3 or 4 books going at a time - 1 book in print, 1 on my iPad, 1 audio on my phone and sometimes another audio in the car (a cd/MP3). I never used to be able to do that, but as long as the storylines are all different, it somehow works and I can keep them all separated in my head. I'll be interested to see how your experiment works for you! And I do hope your stress works itself out soon!

    Hope you have a good May!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

    1. I'm keeping up with my experiment so far and making good progress. I do miss having a book on the go with Kindle for PC though.

      Thank you Kristin! I hope so too. Have a great month.

  3. I hope May is a much better month for you than April was. Things have been pretty hectic for me too, so just like you I’ve not blogged as much as I usually do. Hopefully things clear up for us this month! I love BBQs and all that food sure looks good ^^ I have Little House on the Prairie at home but never actually read it. I’m looking forwards to your thoughts on it. Maybe I’ll pick it up at some point too.

    1. I hope that things slow down for you this month as well Soudha. I've already ready Little House on the Prairie as a child and enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to revisiting it again. This is the second book in the series though.
      Thank you!