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April 2015 Book Report

May 6, 2015 | 7 comments


 

April was, like previous few months, a pretty awesome reading month.

THE SHORT VERSION: 21 books // 8449 pages

In April, I read 21 books (8 were audiobooks) by 16 different authors. As usual, most of the authors were female. I branched out a bit with 7 authors I hadn’t read anything by before. I also read more books not part of a series (but kept mostly to mysteries).

THE HIGHLIGHTS

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The best books I read during April are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (although i technically started it in March), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

The Night Circus is an amazing book about a magical circus, and a mysterious competition between a girl and a boy. It’s filled with beautiful vivid imagery and complex characters that leaves you yearning for more. After finishing it, I immediately wanted to start over from the beginning again. I rarely give 5 star ratings to books, but this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

The second Harry Potter book was just as good as I remembered, and it is a real treat to listen to the audiobooks. Jim Dale is probably my favourite narrator ever (although I’m still quite new to the entire audiobook thing so I don’t have that many to compare with).

Katie recommended Me Before You and she was absolutely right. It’s a wonderful book with great characters and a sweet, but sad, story. A bit predictable, but I really liked it. (But then again, I have a soft spot for books that make me cry.)

THE READING CHALLENGES

I’ve finished another 5 (total 25) books for the Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge.

THE READING PLAN

I’ve read another 5 books by Nordic authors. I’m working my way through the Kurt Wallander books by Henning Mankell (and they are fantastic).

THE BOOK HAULS

I couldn’t resist anymore, and bought 2 new books, but other than that I’ve refrained from spending money on books. Of the 21 books I acquired in April, I’ve finished 12 already.

 
How’s your reading year going so far?

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