Friday, May 01, 2009

April Wrap-Up

Okay, so I didn't take as long a blogging break as planned... No review, but I figured I should wrap-up April so I don't forget! I actually read 26 books in April. That's a lot, but it is down from previous months!

  • 131. Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
  • 130. Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • 129. Miki Falls - Book 1: Spring by Mark Crilley
  • 128. Evernight by Claudia Gray (Evernight Series, Book 1)
  • 127. The Thief (Book 1, The Queen's Thief Series) by Megan Whalen Turner
  • 126. Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder (Storm Glass Trilogy, Book 1)
  • 125. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • 124. Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Erich Von Daniken
  • 123. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  • 122. Stop Pretending: What happened when my sister went crazy by Sonya Sones
  • 121. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
  • 120. I Was A Rat! by Philip Pullman
  • 119. Flora Sugunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce
  • 118. Emma - Volume 8 by Kaoru Mori
  • 117. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • 116. Mister Monday: Keys to the Kingdom (Book 1) by Garth Nix
  • 115. The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going
  • 114. Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Book 4)
  • 113. Playing With Fire by Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant Series, Book 2)
  • 112. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
  • 111. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg
  • 110. One Piece: Don't Get Fooled Again by Eiichiro Oda (Volume 3)
  • 109. One Piece: Buggy the Clown by Eiichiro Oda (Volume 2)
  • 108. An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (Book 5)
  • 107. Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Haying Your Body by Courtney E. Martin
  • 106. So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson
  • 105. One Piece: Romance Dawn by Eiichiro Oda (Volume 1)
I have not reviewed anything from April. I am still reviewing books from March... This is really no big surprise! I will hopefully remedy that soon. I was trying to remember what caused the slow down of reading, but this was the month of the funeral, my uncle visiting, and other distracting moments!

Favourite Graphic Novel: The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg

Favourite Adult Novel: Storm Glass by Maria Snyder

Favourite Young Adult Novel:
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Evernight by Claudia Gray (Evernight Series, Book 1)
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Flora Sugunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce
The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going

Favourite Non-Fiction Read:
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

And, then, the mangas:
Miki Falls - Book 1: Spring by Mark Crilley was my favourite (which sucks because the library doesn't have books 3 and 4! Must figure out what I am going to do about that...)
I am also really enjoying 'One Piece' by Eiichiro Oda. I hope to work on my manga series this month. And, Emma is a given! It was volume 8...


  1. ohhh you never reviewed Chariots of the Gods!! I knew you were going to read it.. i wish you could see the movie was called "In Search of Ancient Astronauts" it was a tv movie but I see you might be able to find some stuff on youtube using that title.. but I'd still be interested to hear if it gave you pause to wonder.(not necessarily believe but wonder.. i wonder)

  2. I can;t believe how much you read! I am looking forward to reading some of your reviews and I am glad you didn't really take your break :p

  3. I could not help but chuckle at your "down" month of just 26 books. :) You know that I am in complete and utter awe of you, right? Seriously, the month that I can read 26 books will be followed by the month that I throw one whopper of a party to celebrate!

  4. Plain Janes was one of my favorite graphic novels, too. Are you planning on reading the sequel?

  5. Pat: I will review it at some point. It did make me think, though! I'll get into it more when I review it!

    Rhinoa: Thanks! I hope to start next week with a steady stream of reviews. We will see how that works out!

    Debi: haha, well, I did say it was still a lot of books, I just have read more! And, thanks! You read a lot for what you have going on in your life, though!

    Melissa: I would like to read the sequel, but the library does not have it. I will have to decide if I want to see if I can get it from another one!

  6. You're not serious!! You've read 26 books last month? You're fabulous, Kailana!

  7. Wait, wait, wait. 26 books is low for your monthly totals? O_O You're a marvel! (Which I think I've been saying to you for the past few posts, so I'll stop there.)

  8. Looks like you read some good ones and some ones that I'd like to read too! (Btw, I liked Evernight but I wasn't crazy about it since I preferred Bartholomew to Lucas). Don't feel bad, I'm only just now almost through reviewing February!

  9. Alice: Thank you! haha

    Libritouches: This year it is low. Last year it would have been crazy high! And, thanks. lol

    Tink: Glad you liked Evernight. I requested the sequel from the library, so we will have to see when that makes an appearance!

  10. No fair, here I was all excited about my 31 books read so far this year and you had to post this! haha...

    Sounds like you are on track for a great reading year!

  11. haha, sorry! Thanks, though!

  12. Great job with your April reading! I've still got books to review from january *sighs* And I haven't done an April re-cap post yet :/ Glad to see Plain Janes as your fave graphic of the month - I so much want to re-read this!

  13. What a great month! My daughter and I will be reading the Edward Tulane book soon.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  14. Joanne: I was actually organized in January, but then it went all downhill from there!

    Anna: The Edward Tulane book was good. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. O_O I have to ask, how do you read so much? *mind boggles* No, let me rephrase that, when do you sleep? O_O


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