Thursday, 29 April 2021

My April 2021 Reading Summary

April was a good reading month. I'm satisfied with the number of books I read and enjoyed, although they tended to be relatively short. Below is my monthly reading summary, starting with stats as per usual, then a look at my ongoing challenges.

Next Friday I've got my appointment for my first jab. I hope Jo gets her appointment soon. She has a registration number, but it's so slow here.

April
General Info               Apr                Total (Including my current read)
Books Read -                13                    47
Pages Read -               3000               12000 (Avg per book - 255)

Pages Breakdown
    < 250                        10                    30       
250 - 350                        1                    10
351 - 450                        1                      1
   > 450                           1                      6

Ratings
5 - star                            1                      3           
4 - star                            7                    28
3 - star                            5                    15
2 - star                              
No Rating (NR)                                     1                                   

Gender
Female                           4                    26
Male                               9                    21
Not Stated                           

Genres
Horror                           
Fiction                           3                      6
Mystery                         7                    31
SciFi                              2                      4
Non-Fic                                                 1   
Classics                                                 1                   
Young Adult                                          3           
Poetry
Short Stories                  1                      1    

Top 3 Books

1. Virtual Light by William Gibson (5 stars)
2. The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien by Georges Simenon (4.5 stars)
3. Last Ditch by Ngaio Marsh (4.5 stars)

Challenges

12 + 4 (Finish off Some Series) (completed 9)
1. Last Ditch by Ngaio Marsh (4.5 stars)
2. King Kull by Robert E. Howard (3.5 stars)

Individual Challenge - First Book in Series (completed 6)
1. Virtual Light by William Gibson (The Bridge #1) (5 stars)
2. The Suicide Murders by Howard Engel (Benny Cooperman #1) (4 stars)

Individual Challenge - Next Book in Series (completed 5)
1. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall (Martin Beck #2) (4 stars)
2. Murder in Belleville by Cara Black (Aimee Leduc #2) (4 stars)

Individual Challenge - Non Series (completed 7)
1. The Miracle Strain by Michael Cordy (3 stars)
2. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (3 stars)

Monthly Challenge - January Focus Author - Simon Brett (completed 4)
Monthly Challenge - February Focus Author - M.C. Beaton (completed 5)
Monthly Challenge - March Focus Author - Agatha Christie (completed 5)
Monthly Challenge - April Focus Author - George Simenon (completed 5)
1. The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien (Maigret #4) (4.5 stars)
2. The Blue Room (1963) (3 stars)
3. Act of Passion (1947) (3 stars)
4. Maigret's War of Nerves (Maigret #5) (4 stars)
5. The Yellow Dog (Maigret #6) (4.5 stars)

Currently Reading

1. 12 + 4 Challenge - Rumpole and the Primrose Path by John Mortimer
2. Individual Challenge (1st Book in Series) - All the Dead Things by John Connolly (Charlie Parker #1)
    - Black Out by John Lawton (Sgt Troy #1)
3. Individual Challenge (Next Book in Series) - Madam President by Nicolle Wallace (Eighteen Acres #3)
4. Individual Challenge (Non- Series) - Shadow's End by Sherri S. Tepper
5. Monthly Challenge - May Focus Author (John D. MacDonald) - One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee #8)  

Next Challenge Books in Line

1. 12 + 4 Challenge - The Kindness of Strangers by Julie Smith (Skip Langdon #6)
2. Individual Challenge (1st Book in Series) - The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Ruth Galloway #1)
3. Individual Challenge (Next Book in Series) - The Scar by China Mieville (Bas-Lag #2)
4. Individual Challenge (Non-Series) - Three Days of the Condor by James Grady
5. Monthly Challenge - May Focus Author (John D. MacDonald) - Pale Gray for Guilt (Travis McGee #9)

There you go folks. Back to regular programming in my next post. Take care. Stay safe. 😷

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