The Week In Books: April 10 – April 16

Not as much read as I wanted this week – it all got a little bit busy.  If you’re still looking for something to read this Bank Holiday Monday, check out my Easter reading recommendations.

Read:

A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan

The Apple Orchard by Veronica Henry

Masquerade by Victoria Vale

Death of a Dumb Bunny by Melanie Jackson

Dandy Gilver and a Most Misleading Habit by Catriona McPherson

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Started:

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

There were some really good deals for the bank holiday weekend (see earlier post) so I ended up buying two ebooks.

The Week In Books: April 3 – April 9

A busy week of nightshifts – and then sleeping them off.  So not as much read as I was hoping, but there was some good stuff in there.

Read:

Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward

The Whole Art of Detection by Lynsday Faye

Treasure in Paradise by Kathi Daley

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

The Rising of the Larks by Cris Johnson

Started:

Big City Heat by David Burnsworth

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

But on the brightside, I didn’t buy any books – which is *really* unusual for nightshifts.  Really unusual.  I had to check twice to make sure I hadn’t succumbed to the urge to buy books in the early hours.  But I didn’t.  I really didn’t!

 

The Week In Books: March 27 – April 2

A more normal/typical week this week – back at work, rushed off my feet and exhausted (I know, so soon after my holiday) so everything was fairly easy on my brain.  And the dreaded nightshifts have started (fingers crossed I’m asleep when this publishes or I won’t be worth knowing at work tonight), so I don’t see this situation changing at all in the next seven days.

Read:

House at the Corner by Enid Blyton

Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes

The Six Bad Boys by Enid Blyton

The Decorator Who Knew Too Much by Diane Vallere

American Gods: Shadows 1 by Neil Gaiman, Scott Hampton et al

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Started:

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

The Whole Art of Detection by Lynsday Faye

On the brightside, I didn’t buy anything.  Check me.

March Stats

New books read this month: 45*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read:  26

Books from the Library book pile: 5 borrowed from elsewhere

Non-fiction books: 2

#ReadHarder categories completed: 3

Most read author: MC Beaton (2 books)

Books read this year: 95

Books bought:  4 – 1 book, 3 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 495 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Can you tell this was a holiday month?  Exactly.  Lots of books read, not toom many bought and a few Read Harder categories ticked off too.  Win, win.

Read Harder Bingo card

The latest status of the Read Harder Bingo card.

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (6 this month)

 

The Week In Books: March 20 – March 26

I’ve been on holiday – I wonder if you can tell.  And yes, I did do things other than reading – we drove the whole way around Fuerteventura and I walked along a lot of beaches!

Read:

The Roanoake Girls by Amy Engle

The Accidental Detective by Michael RN Jones

Sam Keddie: An Introduction by Paddy Magrane

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne

One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano

Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

Tightening the Threads by Lea Waite

Forever Geek by Holly Smale

Rosie’s Little Café on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet

Double Up by Gretchen Archer

Shock and Awe by Simon Reynolds

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

Started:

The Whole Art of Detection by Lynsday Faye

Still reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

I bought on ebook – as a kindle daily deal – but that was it. Not bad.

February Stats

New books read this month: 26*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 17

Books from the Library book pile: 0

Non-fiction books: 0

#ReadHarder categories completed: 0

Most read author: Elinor M Brent Dyer (2 books)

Books read this year: 51

Books bought: 3 (!) all ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 496(I don’t have copies of all of these!)

I’m very impressed with my book-buying will power this month – even if I’m not impressed with how well I did at Read Harder, library books and non-fiction.  However I’m blaming the nights for that – because it was more than two weeks of a short month where my brain couldn’t concentrate on anything difficult or complicated!  But l’m focussing on the book buying restraint – I did double nights and didn’t buy any books at all!

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (3  this month)

Read Harder challenge January update

After a good January, February has been a set back for Read Harder…

 

January Stats

New books read this month: 25*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 14

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 1

#ReadHarder categories completed: 6

Most read author: None – I read books by 25 different authors this month!

Books read this year: 25

Books bought: 12(ish) books – all bar 2 on my birthday trip and 1 ebook

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 493 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

New year, new stats post.  Not many tweaks this year – but one is more visible than the others – and it’s my lovely #ReadHarder Bingo card down the bottom here.  I’ll be crossing more books off every month – or hoping to.  I’ve also made a #ReadHarder shelf on my Goodreads profile if you want to see more details about which books are the ones that tick boxes for the challenge.  Some books count for more than one category, and some categories I have (already) read more than one book which counts (I have 5 which would fit the published betwen 1900-1950 category!), so I’m not filling out the form yet, I’ll save that for the end of the year and try and pick some (at least) books I haven’t already talked about!

Read Harder challenge January update

I’m actually quite surprised how many I’ve already ticked off.

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (2 this month)