Reading Update: April 2018

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April was a busy reading month. I read both physical and ebooks, plus listened to some audiobooks. I continued to make headway toward my 2018 reading goals, and am on schedule to finish two or three reading challenge in the next month.

The breakdown for April reading – 26 physical books, 23 ebooks, 11 audiobooks, and 15 graphic novels. Reviews for all 75 books can be found on Goodreads.

April Books

physical books
1. 16th Seduction by James Patterson
2. Bullseye by James Patterson
3. Haunted by James Patterson
4. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
5. The Girl from Blind River by Gale Massey
6. Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
7. Killing Auntie by Andrzej Bursa
8. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg
9. The Dolls by James Patterson
10. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
11. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
12. The Store by James Patterson
13. Murder Games by James Patterson
14. 113 Minutes by James Patterson
15. Private Royals by James Patterson
16. Let’s Play Make Believe by James Patterson
17. The Women’s War by James Patterson
18. Killer Chef by James Patterson
19. Filthy Rich by James Patterson
20. Malicious by James Patterson
21. Heist by James Patterson
22. Count to Ten by James Patterson
23. The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
24. Woman of God by James Patterson
25. Never Never by James Patterson
26. Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton

ebooks
27. Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake
28. Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person by Barbara Venkataraman
29. The Trial by James Patterson
30. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
31. When the Dragon Roars by Nesly Clerge
32. Chase by James Patterson
33. Come and Get Us by James Patterson
34. Private: Gold by James Patterson
35. The Black Book by James Patterson
36. When the Phoenix Rises by Nesly Clerge
37. Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
38. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver
39. Quirky Essays for Quirky People by Barbara Venkataraman
40. Savannah Sleuth by Alan Chaput
41. Rally Round Green by Judy Christie
42. Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver
43. Murder at the Mansion by Janet Finsilver
44. Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
45. Threshold by Caitlín R. Kiernan
46. Fiction Can Be Murder by Betsy Clark
47. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyer
48. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
49. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

audiobooks
50. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
51. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
52. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
53. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
54. Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
55. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
56. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
57. Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
58. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
59. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
60. Detective Cross by James Patterson

graphic novels
61. V is for Vendetta by Alan Moore
62. Paper Girls, Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughn
63. Paper Girls, Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughn
64. Wytches, Volume 1 by Scott Snyder
65. Fables, Vol 1 by Bill Willingham
66. Afterlife with Archie, Vol 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
67. See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai
68. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
69. Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
70. Unshelved, Vol 1: Unshelved by Bill Barnes
71. Unshelved, Vol 2: What Would Dewey Do? by Bill Barnes
72. Lumberjanes, Vol 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson
73. Lumberjanes, Vol 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson
74. Giant Days, Vol 1 by John Allison
75. Giant Days, Vol 3 by John Allison

Reading Challenges

Status as of 4/30/18 shown in italics. The listed books were read in April.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (200/250)

Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (19/50)
The next book in a series you started – 16th Seduction by James Patterson
A book involving a heist – Heist by James Patterson
A novel based on a real person – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
A book about a villain or antihero – Let’s Play Make-Believe by James Patterson
A book about death or grief – Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist – Murder Games by James Patterson
A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – When the Dragon Roars by Nesly Clerge
A book by two authors – Haunted by James Patterson and James O. Born
A book mentioned in another book – Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
A book that involves a bookstore or a library – Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

A-Z Challenge (22/26)
R – R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
U – Unshelved by Bill Barnes
V – V is for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Color Challenge (0/15)

Genre Bingo Challenge (16/24)
Science Nonfiction – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Humor – Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (6/12)
A book in translation – Killing Auntie by Andrzej Bursa
A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection – Quirky Essays for Quirky People by Barbara Venkataraman
A book by a favorite author – The Black Book by James Patterson

Read Harder (13/24)
A book of true crime – Filthy Rich by James Patterson
A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) – A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
A comic written and illustrated by the same person – See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai
A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) – Private Gold by James Patterson
A children’s classic published before 1980 – Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
A celebrity memoir – The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series – Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author – When the Phoenix Rises by Nesly Clerge

Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge
Season 5 books (20/25) – Ethics by Baruch Spinoza, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Season 6 books (17/25)
Season 7 books (15/25) – R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton, S is for Silence by Sue Grafton, The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyer
A Year in the Life books (12/20)

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (41/100)
See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai
Killing Auntie by Andrzej Bursa
Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (33/100)
Wytches, Volume 1 by Scott Snyder
Threshold by Caitlín R. Kiernan

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