Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 Wrap-Up

Here's a summary of my book-related activity for April. There was a 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, which allowed me to finally make some progress! On the other hand, there was a Children's Hospital Book Market, which means I also bought more books than usual. I regret nothing.

Books I read (linked to the reviews)

Canadian Government in Transition by Robert J. Jackson and Doreen Jackson (textbook)
The Underground (Animorphs #17) by K.A. Applegate (TBR pile)
Namesake by Sue MacLeod (new book)
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #5) by Louise Rennison (re-read)
Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon, et. al. (TBR pile)
Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews (TBR pile)
Blind Date by R.L. Stine (TBR pile)

Books I bought

Namesake by Sue MacLeod
Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Books I bought at the Children's Hospital Book Market (they deserve their own heading)

White Tiger
by Kylie Chan
Assassin's Apprentice
by Robin Hobb
WebMage by
Kelly McCullough

Abhorsen by Garth Nix
George's Marvelous Medicine
by Roald Dahl
Zapped in Space
by R.L. Stine

Lady of Avalon by
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shelf Life by various

Books I won in the Goodreads First Reads program

The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

Progress on challenges

I didn't pick a Random Read this month since I still haven't read my March Random Read.

I read 4 books for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.

I completed the following squares for the Book Bingo Challenge: 2 books from my TBR pile, 2 books that are part of a series, FREE SQUARE

I read 0 books for the Diversity on the Shelf Challenge.

I read 0 banned or challenged books.

I read 4 books written by women.

I read 2 books for the Seriously Series Challenge.

Progress on my TBR pile: I added 11 books to my to read list and removed 6, so my pile increased by 5 this month!

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