Well, April was a rough month of reading.

My goal for April:

For April, since almost a week has passed and I haven’t read anything, I’ll set a goal of 3 books.

What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge)


 

Moxie
Jennifer Mathiew – 5* (Apr 12)

Review
The Lying Game
Ruth Ware – 2.5* (Apr 26)

Review
A Piece of the World
Christina Baker Kline – 3* (May 1)
Review coming this Friday

(Yes, I am totally cheating and counting this for April since I read the final 20 minutes this morning before writing my wrap-up post.)

Excuse(s) for Not Reading More: I traveled at the beginning of the month. I got stuck in a book I eventually gave up on.

Diversity? One YA, one contemporary suspense, one historical fiction.

Star Ratings: I base this on the flat stars Goodreads displays in list-view, not the quarter-star system I assign in my reviews.

  • 5 stars:  3 books
  • 4 stars:  3 books
  • 3 stars:  6 books
  • 2 stars:  1 books
  • 1 star: 0 books
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 3 books

Pages Read: (does not include abandoned books)

  • January – 849
  • February – 1122
  • March – 1268
  • April – 980

Reading Goals:

1. Read 40 books – I’ve read 13. Goodreads still says I’m on-track at 33% but I don’t feel great about my pace so far this year.

2. Decrease my TBR – 

  • Jan 1 – 88 physical19 Kindle
  • Feb 1 – 89 / 19
  • Mar 1 – 80/20 (I purged a LOT of books, but some were previously read and 3 were gifts)
  • Apr 6 – 85/22 (It was my birthday and I like to buy books as souvenirs)
  • May 1 – 86/21

I didn’t have a lot of library holds forced on me in April, but I already have one available for May. I’d really like to start tackling the books I own. I’m going to set a goal of 4 books for May, including a short story collection.

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