Doesn't the year go really quickly? How can it be May already? It is getting much colder here and the heater has been on the last few days. Winter is on it's way so I am starting to think about spending the weekends curled up in the chair or in bed with a good book and about cooking soups and stews for dinner.
The highlight of this month was definitely the book Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - my first 5/5 read for the year. I will have a discussion type review up of the book tomorrow, but I would preempt that by saying I loved that book!
Here are the books that I read during April:
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons 4/5
Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt 4/5
MoVida: Spanish Culinary Adventures by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish 4/5
Thief of Lives by Lucy Sussex 3/5
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett 4.5/5
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 5/5
The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff 4/5
The Firefly Dance Anthology 2.5/5
Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare 4/5
The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis 3.5/5
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott 3/5
Changeless by Gail Carriger 4/8
Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas 4/5
Can't Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards 4/5
Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox 4.5/5
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff 4/5
Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards 4/5
The Novel in the Viola Natasha Solomons 4
The Shoemaker's Wife Adriani Trigiani 4.5
This was a pretty good month for my challenges as well. Technically, with the last couple of books that I read in May, I think I have now completed quite a few of my challenges.
Thief of Lives counted for both the Australian Women Writer's Challenge and the Aussie Author Challenge. I have a couple more books to read for AWWC, but I have completed the requirements for the Aussie Author Challenge.
I have also completed the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge with The Diplomat's Wife, The Iron Hand of Mars, The Dressmaker, The Novel in the Viola and The Shoemaker's Wife all fitting the criteria for the challenge in this month.
I also counted The Shoemaker's Wife for the War Through the Generations challenge which means I have now completed it but I will keep reading for both this and the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.
Guards! Guards! was my one read for Once Upon a Time challenge and I didn't read anything for the What's in a Name challenge.
How was your reading in April?