April 2017 TBR Final

Library Books:

  • I, Robot by Issac Asimov. I enjoyed this more than I expected. I might even read the next one in the series.
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel– Love. Love. Love. I’ve read it twice. Both times I borrowed the book. Someone, please buy me a copy! I love the movie.
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton I admit– I read it, just in time for its 50th anniversary. Wow! I even liked it.
  • As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson Loved it.

Kindle:

  • Incubation by Laura DiSilverio- Loved it. Must read the rest of series.
  • Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson I love the cover on this one.
  • Michelangelo’s Ghost by Gigi Pandian. OMG! (yes, I know that’s a bit old at this point.) I loved this book. It was so much fun. I grew up in love with Indiana Jones, and this book has that archeology element to it. I loved it. This is book 4, now I need to start over with book1.
  • Hunter by Mercedes Lackey- currently reading. I hope to finish soon.

I’ve made nice progress this month. I’ve read 6 books. Not bad. I’ve started two others but I’ll have to finish them in May 😉 Most of reads were related to the Mother-Daughter reading Challenge. It has definitely pushed me into reading books I would normally walk past. That’s a good thing. I’ve discovered new authors I love. I have four weeks left before summer officially arrives for me. Kids get out May 19, I think. I’m trying not to dive into books I’ve already labeled as “summer reads”. That could get difficult.

What was your favorite read?

-CK

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April TBR Final

April was busy, busy, busy. The girls kept me on my toes with school activities and I was typing away for Camp NaNoWriMo. I need a vacation. On the up side I enjoyed watching Peter Pan with my daughter as a pirate and going to state bible drill with my oldest.

Even with our busy schedule it’s important that I keep reading. It helps to calm me down at the end of the day and as a writer, reading is vital. I think it improves plot/story structure and basic writing skills. So keep reading.

Kindle:

Fortitude by Carrie Dalby- Just read it, but keep a box of tissue near by.

Changing Habits by Alice Loweecey- A short story.

Soldier’s of Fortune by Jana Deleon- Book 6 in the Miss Fortune Mystery Series.  I love this series. There’s something about crazy old ladies with guns. I just started book 7 and found out book 8 is now available 🙂

Mine or borrowed:

I Never Thought I’d See the Day by David Jeremiah- We’re reading this as a group at church.

Kill ‘Em with Cayenne by Gail Oust–  It was entertaining.

Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes by R.L. Stine- This is my first Goosebumps book. It was okay. I do need to find a new gnome for the front yard. I think I’ll move it around the house to scare the kids.

Other books I’ve read:

Hurricane Force book 7 of the Miss Fortune series. I finished it just in time for Jana Deleon to publish book8!

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. It was okay, very entertaining. I was disappointed that I solved the case before the sleuth.

Six books finished this month. That brings me to 28/52 for my challenge. I actually think there was another book I read but forgot to list. I can’t remember, April was a rough month. Too  many activities going on.

What was your favorite book this month?

-CK

April TBR

I’m a little late with this month’s TBR. I honesty don’t know what I’ll read. I can feel the tide turning. I’m knee deep in Camp NaNoWriMo and critiques. For that reason, my list is thin. My kindle library has grown to a whopping 119 books. Yikes! I also hit a sale at the local book store and brought home a stack of books. My loving husband looked at me and said, “They don’t have those at the library?” He’s not a reader.  I definitely need to work on reading what I have.

Kindle:

Fortitude by Carrie Dalby- A YA historical fiction. I’m actually 1/3 of the way through this one. Dalby is a local writer and the locations are local. So reading it has an extra layer of interest for me.

Changing Habits by Alice Loweecey- A short story.

Soldier’s of Fortune by Jana Deleon- Book 6 in the Miss Fortune Mystery Series.

Mine or borrowed:

I Never Thought I’d See the Day by David Jeremiah- We’re reading this as a group at church.

Kill ‘Em with Cayenne by Gail Oust- I’m about 1/2 way through this one. It’s entertaining.

Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes by R.L. Stine- I know, kid book. We recently watched the new Goosebumps movie with Jack Black. It’s hysterical I loved it. The garden gnomes were in it! My family has a strange obsession with garden gnomes, so I have to read the book.

That’s enough. I have a huge bag of library books and books on my Kindle I want to read, but this is enough to plan on.

What do you plan on reading this month?
-CK