I have really struggled with my reading this month. I have had one of those months, where I find I am struggling just to get through twenty pages in a night. I think I was definitely in a bit of a reading slump. However, after I actually calculated how many books I had read, I realised my month had not been as bad as I thought.
Here are the books I read in April.
1) Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: The Life of Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley Non fiction
2) Surviving the Volcano by Stanley Williams Non Fiction
3) Evernight by Claudia Gray
4) A Passion For New Eve by Angela Carter
5) Nation by Terry Pratchett
6) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (to be reviewed)
7) Playing With Grown Ups by Sophie Dahl (to be reviewed)
8)Fable: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (to be reviewed)
9) Ash by Melinda Lo. (to be reviewed)
I am actually really pleased with nine books as I was convinced I had read only about five.
I only managed to read one book for my American challenge, where I am still based in Alabama. I still have a few books to read for this state before I move on, so I may have to get my finger out.
I managed to read two non fiction books this month, which is really good for me. I hope to read a few more now that I am joining in with Trish's Non Fiction Five Challenge, as I find this challenge gives me more of a purpose to read non fiction.
I got to participate in Claire's Angela Carter month, which I am really pleased about. I joined another mini challenge which is being run by Nymeth to read a 1930's book, so I hope to complete that this month. I have managed to finish a challenge this month, but I will write about it as a separate post.
So this month, I plan to complete the 1930's challenge by reading Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons, complete the Once Upon a Time challenge by finishing The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint and picking out two more books to complete it, and I am looking at the possibility of completing the Australian Challenge to, by reading March by Geraldine Brooks and Summertime by J.M. Coetzee. I would also like to wrap up Alabama in my personal American challenge, but I am not sure that will happen. I am definitely participating in Persephone week, which started on Monday, so this may affect the rest of my reading plans. I feel like I have a very varied reading month ahead, what about you?
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