Apr 302015

I had a better reading month than March, but just barely. I spent a lot of the month too tired to do much, even read. But I’ve been feeling better this past week, so hopefully my reading speed picks up again. I feel like I’m barely keeping up with my Netgalley picks, let alone all the other books on my TBR pile.

Books read:

In April – 11
Year-to-date – 56

Favourite book of the month: I had a number of 5 star reads this month, but my favourite goes to The Well by Catherine Chanter. My review will be up for the publication date in mid-May, but I’ll tell you now that you’ll want to read it. It’s emotional and melancholy, yet has a very satisfying ending. I can’t call it a happy ending, but it’s very fitting.
The Well

Noteworthy Happenings:

Unless you count my in depth rant about The Truth About Alice, I didn’t have any discussion posts this month.

Monthly Stats:

Now it’s time to get to the colourful fun part: the stats. Also the part where I show off my nerdy side. (Charts! Graphs! Oh my!)

Apr stats age genreFirst up is the age genre, and there are no surprises here. I didn’t get to any New Adult books this month, and only a few YA books.

Apr stats ratingWhen it comes to rating, I had a crazy month. For only reading 11 books, I sure had a wide variation in how enjoyable I found them. I’m still overall doing a pretty good job picking out books that I really do like though.

Apr stats genreI feel like my reading tastes become more and more pronounced with every month I add to this graph. The audiobooks I listen to are almost all exclusively urban fantasy, so that really skews the genres in that direction. But I am also continually surprised at how much contemporary and mystery I read.

Apr stats formatSince I’ve offhandedly mentioned formats a few times lately, I thought I’d show some stats to back up my statements. As you can see, eARCs (basically Netgalley) have been taking over my reading so far this year. Audiobooks are a close second, and I actually think I’ve listened to more audiobooks in the first 4 months of this year than I did in all of 2014. I really need to make time to get to some of the formats on the right as that is where the majority of my TBR pile resides, particularly ebooks.

  One Response to “April 2015 in review”

  1. 11 books is nothing to balk at, it’s great! Have to check out The Well. Happy May reading!

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