Reading Challenges Update: April

3 May

Another month gone and I am amazed at how many books I have read this year so far! April was another good month, and I can see I’m going to have to extend these challenges because I’ve almost completed both of them now.


In the Outdo Yourself Challenge, hosted by the Book Vixen, I aimed to read 1-5 books more than the 23 I read during 2010. I surpassed that figure on March 5, and by the end of that month I had completed 32 books.

In April I read a further 10 – wow! – bringing my total for the year to date to 42. That means I am currently 19 books ahead of last year’s total, or according to The Book Vixen’s categories “I’m on Fire!”.

Full details of the Outdo Yourself Challenge 2011 HERE.

Challenge books read in April:

33. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr – Completed April 1, 2011

34. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – Completed April 3, 2011

35. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward – Completed April 7, 2011

36. Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davison – Completed April 9, 2011

37. Feed by Mira Grant – Completed April 14, 2011

38. Necrophenia by Robert Rankin – Completed April 17, 2011

39. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian – Completed April 19, 2011

40. Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux – Completed April 23, 2011

41. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child – Completed April 26, 2011

42. The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole – Completed April 27, 2011

In the Mystery & Suspense Challenge, hosted by Book Chick City, after a poor showing in March I’ve managed to read four books this last month. My total is now 11/12, and I STILL have heaps of Lee Child books next to my bed (my husband’s Christmas gifts). It’s looking good for an early completion of this challenge too.

Full details of the Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge HERE.

Challenge books read in April:

8. Feed by Mira Grant – Completed April 14, 2011

9. Necrophenia by Robert Rankin – Completed April 17, 2011

10. Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux – Completed April 23, 2011

11. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child – Completed April 26, 2011.


One Response to “Reading Challenges Update: April”

  1. business May 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I believe this is part of the fun of a challenge like this oneand I intend to have FUN!.January Celebration of Life .So Big by Edna Ferber COMPLETED January 17 2008 rated 5 5 .February Black History Month .Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison COMPLETED February 25 2008 rated 4.5 5 .March Irish American Month ..The Gathering by Anne Enright COMPLETED March 9 2008 rated 4.5 5 .April Holocaust Awareness Month .The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway COMPLETED April 10 2008 rated 5 5 This book is not about the Holocaust but is about remaining human in the face of atrocity a universal theme about war and hate which I thought fit the idea this months Holocaust awareness..May National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-12 .Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult COMPLETED May 21 2008 rated 4.5 5 .June Fathers Day .Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo COMPLETED June 7 2008 rated 4 5 .July Independence Day .The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver COMPLETED July 12 2008 rated 5 5 . I took some liberties with the definition this is not about US Independence but instead revolves around some of the issues with Independence in the Congo..August Remembrance of Slave Trade and Its Abolition .Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips COMPLETED August 7 2008 rated 4 5 .September Yom Kippur Atonement .Sarahs Key by Tatiana de Rosnay COMPLETED September 2 2008 rated 3.5 5 .October Halloween Scary book .The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly COMPLETED October 17 2008 rated 4 5 .November Celebrating National Family Week .The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond COMPLETED November 9 2008 rated 5 5 .December Celebrating INternational Day of Disabled Persons .The Secret Scripture Sebastian Barry COMPLETED December 10 2008 rated 4.5 5 .

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