Friday, April 30, 2010

Reading Reflections: April 2010

Books Read:
Changeless by Gail Carriger (review)
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (review)
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier (review)
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (review)
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles (review)
Succubi Like It Hot by Jill Myles (review)
For Keeps by Natasha Friend (review)
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott (review)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (review)

Total Number of Books Read: 9

Most Anticipated: Changeless by Gail Carriger

Biggest Let Down: None! :)

Favorite Read: Eek! This is hard to choose! This was a really good reading month! I guess I'd have to say it's a tie between Changeless by Gail Carriger and For Keeps by Natasha Friend.

Highest Rank: 5 butterflies

Lowest Rank: 4 butterflies

Overall Reflection:
This has been such a great reading month! Changeless by Gail Carriger was a delightful read. I've really come to appreciate and enjoy Carriger's voice! The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan was definitely the most depressing book out of the bunch, but it is a dystopian novel about zombies. :P It was definitely much better than The Forest of Hands and Teeth. How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier was a fun, light read, which was perfect after reading The Dead-Tossed Waves. I look forward to reading Liar, which also by Larbalestier, in the near future. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins was a delicious surprise. Paranormal mystery with some humor and romance thrown in for good measure! :P Gentlemen Prefer Succubi and Succubi Like It Hot by Jill Myles came highly recommended, and did not disappoint! I look forward to the third book in the series, which should come out this year! For Keeps by Natasha Friend took me by surprise. I can not state how much I enjoyed this book. I am stiiiill thinking about it. I will definitely be re-reading it in the future! :) The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott was a bit sad, but had a great ending. I highly enjoyed reading it, and will be reading more of Scott's books in the future. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver was another amazing book, and a perfect way to finish out the month! Overall, a wonderful reading month. :) I had bit of a dry patch last month, so it was good to get back to my reading roots! Also, as of this month, I have decided that I am going to try and read 75 books this year. I may not make it, but I am sure going to try!


  1. Good job Lily...:D
    I need to read Before I fall....

  2. I definitely loved Before I Fall -- one of my favorites now. I want to get into The Dead-Tossed Waves!
    This seems like a great reading month for you, Lily. That's always awesome to hear :)

  3. 9 books - wow, that is quite impressive! Sounds like you had a good month too, with only and 4 and 5 butterfly ratings. I'm glad to see you really liked For Keeps too. I loved that one.

  4. @Tina
    Thanks love! I look forward to your thoughts on Before I Fall! :)

    It really was a great month! :) I'll be posting my top 10 YA Books list soon, btw! ;)

    It was a fantastic reading month! For Keeps was such a great read, it really surprised me! :)

  5. I feel ya doll ;) I had a dry patch for a minute there too. Left me feeling totally lost.

  6. Awesome reading month! It looks like you enjoyed all books you read too! I want to read them too! :( hehe

  7. wow, you had a great month, too! and good luck on your goal to read 75. if you have more months like this, you're sure to make it!

  8. @Juju
    Yes, I definitely go through spurts! :P

    @YA Vamps
    It was an exceptional reading month, I must say! I hope you pick some of these up to read in the future! :)

    Thanks love. I was definitely not as productive as you, however! Holy smokes girl! I hope to have some more months in future as successful as April has been! :)

  9. Great reads! Sounds like you had a busy month!

    I really liked "The Unwritten Rule"!

  10. Great books you have read and 9 in total, good job! :)
    Here's to more books for May!