So, I am back from my trip and I am trying to get everything organized. The first thing I did was finish off some of my challenges. I was thinking of them as reading one book each month for each challenge, but it sort of limited my ability to go in any other challenges because I already had so many things to read. That meant that I finished off all of them except for the O'Canada Challenge and the Back to History Challenge. I had been reading books that fit the criteria for the challenges, so it is nice to have them finished off and be able to start some other books and challenges.
Reads in April:
For the Back to History Challenge, I read I Was Amelia Earhart. It had been on the reading pile for a while, so it was nice to finally read it.
Then, I read Coraline by Neil Gaiman for the Once Upon a Time Challenge. I have decided to continue to include any fantasy books I read in that challenge until its completion, even if I am done.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret was an impulse buy and read which I really enjoyed was a very nice change from the "regular" reading.
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy and The Extra Large Medium were both for the Spring Reading Challenge which I have completed.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, Flight of the Nighthawks by Raymond Feist, and Glass Houses by Rachel Caine are all for the Once Upon a Time Challenge.
Then, there were the school books:
The Great Influenza
Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
The Victorian Era
Tempting Darkness was a book by Rene Lyons that I received from the author, and I look forward to reading the other two books by. The second book in her series comes out in print this month, actually, so be sure and check that out.
The Measure of a Man by Sydney Poitier was my non-fiction read for this month. It was a very interesting read.
I read three Kelley Armstrong's books in April: Bitten, Stolen, and Dime Store Magic.
So, for April I read 19 books. Hopefully now that classes are done I can read for fun and in larger quantity. Any books that have not been reviewed yet are forth-coming.
My favourite read of the month is hard to pick. I really liked Kelley Armstrong, Raymond Feist is an author I am looking forward to reading more from, and The Goose Girl was an interesting fairy tale retelling. Overall, other than the dull school books, it was a good month, and some of the school books were actually not that bad.