Wednesday, May 6, 2009

April 2009 Wrap-Up


Books read last month but reviewed this month:
I’m Watching You by Karen Rose
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber
Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
Summer World by Bernd Heinrich

Books read and reviewed in April:
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb

Books read but need to be reviewed:
The Lost Pet Chronicles: Adventures of a K-9 cop turned pet detective by Kat Albrecht with Jana Murphy

Books abandoned:

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (for the Book Awards II Challenge)

Favorite book read this month: Hmmm...several...Their Eyes Were Watching God was my absolute favorite, but I’m Watching You comes in a close second.

Least favorite book read this month: Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen

Challenges completed: none ;(

Challenges joined: none ;o)

Challenge progress: (those without an end date end on 12/31)
Shelfari’s Readers of Romance Spring Challenge (ends 5/31/09) - 4/15
Book Awards II Challenge (ends 6/1/09) - 7/10
Countdown Challenge (ends 9/9/09) - 28/45
Chunkster Challenge (ends 11/15/09) - 2/3
100+ Challenge - 26/100
Read Your Own Books (RYOB) Challenge - 14/50
999 Challenge - 21/81
Support Your Local Library Challenge - 8/25
TBR Challenge - 2/12
Pages Read Challenge - 6,810/30,000
Perpetual Challenges:
New Classics Challenge - 22/100 (0 this month)
Around the World in 80 Books - 9/80 (0 this month)
Science in Fiction - 5 read (1 this month)
Book Around the States Challenge - 23/51 (2 this month)
Raved-About Reads - 13 read (0 this month)

Plans for May:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (for the Book Awards II Challenge) -- just finished -- need to review
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (for the Book Awards II Challenge) -- replacement for Echo Maker -- in the middle of now -- great so far
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (for the Book Awards II Challenge and its a book club pick) -- this challenge ends 6/1, so have to finish these 3 this month
In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell -- ARC
Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel -- ARC
From the Heart by Nora Roberts (for the TBR challenge)
Finish Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (for the TBR challenge) - got stuck about 1/2 way through this one
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (for the TBR challenge) - playing a little catch up on this challenge
Witness in Death by J.D. Robb (for the Shelfari Readers of Romance Spring Challenge)
Automatic Proposal by Kelsey Roberts (for the Shelfari Readers of Romance Spring Challenge)
Killing Moon by Rebecca York (for the Shelfari Readers of Romance Spring Challenge) -- half way through


Beth F said...

Nice wrap-up. You've got some good books on your list. And good for you for not joining more challenges!!

jenclair said...

Lots of variety here! Impressive!