Monday, April 30, 2012

Monthly Roundup - April 2012

April has been the month of the blogging break! I was prepared for the ten days I had family coming and going but not for the gorgeous spell of weather that followed. After one of the coldest, wettest summers in history and even though daylight saving has finished and the mornings and evenings have an Autumn chill our days have been hot and sunny. Too nice to be sitting inside in front of computer because it won't last! 

Books read in April = 11
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

Gone by Mo Hayder
The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Private Papers by Margaret Forster
Rose: my life in service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison (NF)
The Wicked Girls by Alex Harwood
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Clarissa in April - progress update for the year-long group read.

Fiction = 10
Non-Fiction = 1
Library Books = 7
E-books = 3
Off my Shelf = 1
Added to Shelf = 0

DNF = 4.........too many but I put it down to life being rather stressful and none of these had the ability to make me forget the real world for a while which is what I needed. None of them are bad books - it was just the wrong time to be reading them.
Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay
Tides of War by Stella Tillyard
The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott
The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn 

Crime Fiction Pick of the Month - a monthly meme from Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise .

New from Netgalley

Clara and Mr Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
The Maid and the Queen by Nancy Goldstone
The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye

Looking ahead to May.........The consequences of the extended blogging break mean it's catch up time and I need to focus on getting some of the neglected blog posts done without adding too many more. Apart from that I have no plans except putting some thought into what I'm going to read during  A Victorian Celebration which begins next month.

Happy reading in May!