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April 2010 Reading Wrap-Up

I was really interested to see what happened with my reading this month.  It’s my first full month working full-time ever, so I figured my reading was going to take a hit.  It did, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought.  I finished 18 books this month.




YA Fiction

  • Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld
  • How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff
  • What I Was, Meg Rosoff



  • Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah

I’m also pleased to see that I managed three non-fiction books.  Okay, one was a YA memoir and the other was a very short celebrity memoir, but I am trying harder to include non-fiction in my reading choices.  You’ll also notice that only three of these books were set before the twentieth century, and one was written in the nineteenth century anyway.  How unusual is that?  I’m actually reading a historical fiction novel at the moment, but typically it’s not resonating with me.  So we’ll see how that goes.

I read a ton of great books this month, though.  Favorite non-fiction is definitely The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  I would put it above much of the fiction as well, actually.  I’m not sure I can choose a fiction novel – it may have to be Under the Skin by Michel Faber which has remained with me so far.

A few changes are going to be taking place around here.  I am moving my blog to medievalbookworm.com very soon, so I may have a new feed address.  I’ll be sure to post it on twitter and facebook when that happens so if you’d like to keep subscribing, please stay aware!  I have a lot of changes to enact with all of this so some links may be broken, etc., but this is something I need to do before it gets even more difficult!  If anyone knows of a good way to redirect all of my old review links to my new site, please do share.  =)  In the meantime, have a great weekend!


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