I finished 11 books in April.  I felt like this was a very lazy month for me overall.  I didn’t write much.  I didn’t read much.  I listened to more books than normal.  I also picked up and put down several books through no fault of theirs.  I just wasn’t settling to anything.


The books I read were:

  • 4 nonfiction
  •  3 audiobooks
  • Set in the U.S., England,  and Hong Kong/China

What were my favorites?




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What I added in April:


What I’ve read so far in 2019:

  • Righteous by Joe Ide
  • Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee
  • The Class by Heather Won Tesoriero
  • North by Scott and Jenny Jurek
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
  • Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
  • The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
  • Bury What We Cannot Take by Jean Kwok
  • Instant Indian by Rinku Bhattacharya
  • The True Queen by Zen Cho

I’m aiming for 21-30 books to be at the tapir level.  11/21 so far


Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I didn’t add any place this month.




8 Replies to “April 2019 Wrap Up”

  1. The True Queen is on my TBR. I’ve noticed my taste buds have changed and I enjoy Indian food, so the cookbook sounds tempting to me. In April, I spent most of my reading time catching up on ARCs and and still going with an ARC of The Haunted (which 50% through is starting to annoy me…I’ll see if it changes my mind).

    1. The Asian author reading challenge has different levels for how many authors you want to read. Each one has an animal badge. I picked tapir level for 21-30 books.

  2. Ooh, Instant Indian looks awesome. Indian food is my favorite, and I adore my Instant Pot, so I neeeeeeeeeed this. My library has a copy of Mini Farming (I checked!); I love books on self-sufficiency and making the most of the space you have. We’re not allowed to keep chickens in my town (I probably wouldn’t anyway; I get stressed enough worrying about my kids and cats, so I don’t need to be worrying about chickens and our growing coyote population), but I’ve got HUGE plans to overhaul my yard and use every last inch for growing food when my daughter goes to school (bring on the audiobooks then!). If you’re looking for a more personalized take on this, The Quarter-Acre Farm by Spring Warren is a great book. She details how she grew 75% of what her family ate on her lawn, and she shares all her failings as well as her successes. It’s funny and inspirational at the same time, and I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

    I hope your May brings you a lot of great reads!

    1. I’ve made one recipe from Instant Indian so far and it worked well. I’ll be reviewing it for a tour in a few weeks.
      I could never have chickens for the same reason. Too much stress. I’ll look up the book you recommended. I love reading about growing food.

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