March & April Wrap Up

March & April Wrap Up 2018

Hi everyone and welcome to May! I’m so sorry that I haven’t been posting many blog posts recently. I’m still struggling with personal issues, mostly my chronic pain. I hope to keep up with blogging more in the coming months. In this post, I’m going to be sharing the books I read in the months of March and April. In March, I finished 7 books and a total of 3,273 pages (which includes the pages of the books I DNF’d). In April, I only finished 4 books with a total of 1,510 pages. I hope I’m able to read even more this month!


Books Read in March

Illuminae Files series

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (reread) – 5 stars
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (reread) – 5 stars
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – 4.5 stars

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Books I DNF’d in March

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I decided to DNF Nice Try, Jane Sinner at 39% because I wasn’t connecting with the characters and I really didn’t like the writing style. Others might enjoy this book but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. As for Meet Cute, I decided to DNF it pretty quickly. It’s an anthology and I read the first few stories but wasn’t absolutely loving it so I DNF’d.


Books Read in April

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Reading Challenge Progress

This year I’m participating in four reading challenges! To track my progress, I have a page on my blog but I would also like to share monthly progress updates with you all. That being said, each monthly wrap up post will include updates on my progress in the four reading challenges I signed up for. For more information on the reading challenges mentioned below, click here.

1. Goodreads Reading Challenge

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge

My Goal: Read 50 books

Completed in March: 7 books

Completed in April: 4 books

Completed in 2018: 26 books

2. Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Beat the Backlist 2018 Header

My Goal: Read 18 backlist books (COMPLETED!)

Completed in March: 3 books

Completed in April: 3 books

Completed in 2018: 20 books

3. Library Love Challenge

2018 Library Love Challenge Header

My Goal: Read 36 library books

Completed in March: 4 books

Completed in April: 4 books

Completed in 2018: 19 books

4. Brooke’s Books Reading Challenge

Brooke's Books Reading Challenge

My Goal: Complete all 30 prompts

Completed in March: 5 prompts

Completed in April: 3 prompts

Completed in 2018: 20 prompts

Prompts Completed in March & April:

  • Read a book with more than 600 pages
  • Finish a series you started before 2018
  • Read a book with a pretty cover
  • Reread a past favorite
  • Read a middle grade novel
  • Read a book with a mentally ill main character
  • Start a new series
  • Reread a book to refresh your memory before reading its sequel

Were March and April good or bad reading months for you? How many books did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments and/or link me to your monthly wrap up. I would love to see what you read this past month!

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