Sunday, 4 May 2014

Bookish In April!

Books Read

YA 12
Childrens 7
Adult 16

Own 11
Kindle 5
Library 19

Grand Total 35

Favorite Books of the Month

Yes, I finally read Cinder! And Poison! Taking part in the read-a-thon last month was a huge boost and I actually felt like reading one book after another.


The Looking Glass - Jessica Arnold

Of Breakable Things - A Lynden Rolland

Blog Tours

The Wizard's Promise - Cassandra Rose Clarke

Physical Books Bought In April

Between Two Ends
Nearly Gone
Dorothy Must Die
The Winner's Curse
Equal Rites
Wyrd Sisters
The Night Itself
In the Land of Time
Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Fahrenheit 451 Collectors Edition
Unwrapped Sky

Only 11 books in April, just about half of what I bought in March!

Waiting On

Impatiently waiting for one of two new Juliet Marillier books this year, a debut fantasy, a sequel with high expectations and my Bloody Mary Special

Cover Reveals

Shadows Fall Away

The Night House

Crown of Ice


I met Harlan Coben! There are pictures, somewhere, but I need to track them down. He was lovely, very happy for people to take pictures and to chat!

Can't Wait To Read In May

Blackfin Sky | City of Heavenly Fire | House of the Rising Sun

Challenge Updates

Goodreads - 139/365

According to Goodreads I'm seventeen books ahead of schedule, it's all down to logging the books I read with Em & Fred. Counting just my books I think I'm around 100.

Fairy Tales Retold 1/16

I finally got round to starting the Lunar Chronicles by reading Cinder and although I started Sarah Pinborough's fairy tale retellings by reading the first book, Poison it doesn't count because the challenge is for YA/MG books only.

TBR Pile 2014 Challenge 14/50

My official target is 50 as that's the highest level of the challenge. I'm aiming for 200+ though as I'm trying to donate as many books to the library as possible this year - every little helps, especially with all the cuts and closures. I should start adding a running total of donated books too. Too late for this month but definitely in May's round-up! This is a lot lower than I thought as a lot of the books that I've been reading from 2013 or before have been library books and therefore not technically on my TBR pile. I have read 14 books that I own but if I include library books it's around 25.

2014 Series Challenge 3/12

I thought I was doing badly on this one but I have a lot of 'last books' to read so hopefully I should be able to hit 12 by the end of the year


  1. Wow, congratulations on such an amazing reading month! I've read Poison by Sarah Pinborough too and really enjoyed it, it was such a unique take on the original. I really need to start the Lunar Chronicles series, they sounds like something I'd really enjoy :)
    Hope you're having a great weekend :) xx

    1. Thanks! I loved Poison, itching to start on Charm and Beauty now but so many books and not enough time :( I can't believe it took me so long to read Cinder but I'm glad I did, you should definitely read it, and soon!

  2. I'm reading Cinder this month, I'm so excited about it! Also I really need to read some Sarah Pinsborough don't I?!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

    1. Yes, definitely try Sarah Pinborough - she is definitely worth trying!


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