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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6 comments:

  1. I hope May is less stressful for you!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  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

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    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.

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  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.

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    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!

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