Tuesday 3 May 2011

April 2011 Recap

Here is the list of books I read in April: (The links will take you to my reviews)

  1. Grace - Morris Gleitzman (read in March, reviewed in April)
  2. Before I Die - Jenny Downham (read in March, reviewed in April)
  3. Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (read in March, reviewed in April)
  4. Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys (read in March, reviewed in April)
  5. The Land of Painted Caves - Jean M. Auel
  6. Firelight - Sophie Jordan
  7. Biting the Bullet - Jennifer Rardin
  8. This Side of the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
  9. Tell Me a Secret - Holly Cupala
  10. Infinity - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  11. Rosebush - Michelle Jaffe
  12. A Wild Light - Marjorie M Liu
  13. Eternity Embraced - Larissa Ione (Novella)
  14. Winter's Passage - Julie Kagawa (Novella)
  15. Predatory Game - Christine Feehan
  16. Blood Captain - Justin Somper
  17. Hunters - Michelle Marquis & Lindsey Bayer (review coming soon)
  18. My Soul to Lose - Rachel Vincent (Novella) (review coming soon)
  19. My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent (review coming soon)
  20. Death's Daughter - Amber Benson (review coming soon)
  21. Dead Beautiful - Yvonne Woon (review coming soon)
  22. The Swan Kingdom - Zoe Marriott (review coming soon)
  23. Flip - Martyn Bedford (review coming soon)
  24. Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon (review coming soon)
  25. Dragon Blues - Edie Ramer (review coming soon)
  26. Wintercraft - Jenna Burtenshaw (review coming soon)
  27. The Hitchhiker Part 1: On The Run - Kathleen Dienne (Novella) (review coming soon)
  28. Angel's Blood - Nalini Singh (review coming soon)
I've been a bit of a reading demon in April & have read some fantastic books.  Now I just need to catch up on writing all my reviews.  I'd love to get them all scheduled and finally be ahead of myself on the blog but at the moment it isn't really going to plan.  One day I'll be organised lol.

April Books of the Month:

My top YA read in April:
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (read my review here)

My top adult read in April:
This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (read my review here)

Event Reports:

I'm really behind on writing up event reports but I promise I'll get caught up soon!
  • Back in March I attended was the Puffin Live Panel with authors Ruta Sepetys, Morris Gleitzman and Anna Perera.  This was a fantastic event & I really enjoyed meeting these brilliant authors.
  • In April Kirsty (from The Overflowing Library) and I spent a couple of days in London to go to the London Book Fair.  It was such a massive event that and I found it quite overwhelming but it was great to get to chat with so many different publishers.  While we were there we attended an event hosted by Usborne to celebrate the upcoming release of The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne and we also met up with Non & Pip from Catnip and Bounce to chat about their upcoming releases.  We had a fantastic (but very tiring!) couple of days & I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to go again next year.
Author's Animal Antics:

The Author's Animal Antics feature is kind of on hold at the moment, I am planning on bringing it back as a more regular feature soon but I just don't have as much time to organise it right now.  If you are an author who is interested in taking part though please get in contact (you can find out more about the feature here).  

Challenge Updates:

So these are the challenges I've decided to sign up for in 2011 (I may well end up adding others as the year goes on but we'll see what happens)

2011 Debut Author Challenge - Read 12/12 COMPLETE
NAC Mini Challenge - Steampunk (Feb 2011) - Read 2/5 COMPLETE (This challenge was to read up to 5 steampunk books in February, I knew I wouldn't have time to read 5 so I'm happy with my total of 2)
NAC Mini Challenge - TBR Newbies (April & May 2011) - READ 2/6

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've read loads! I've just bought myself a copy of Between Shades of Gray as I've heard so many good things! Looking forward to seeing what you thought of Death's Daughter.



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