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Monday, May 2, 2016

MBS April 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

Martha's Bookshelf April 2016

My goals are repeated below the book list. I was ahead by two in January but down by five in February. I am up one in March; down one in APRIL so I am down a net of three for four months, which is close to target although I do need to pick it up a bit. :-)
Total read = 14
Audio/Audible = 7
eBook = 4 (one tour review)
NetGalley = 2
Print (LBC) = 1
TBR = 3 (obtained prior to 2016); year to date = 31
New to Me Authors = 9; year to date = 39
Series Continued = 2; year to date = 8

There was one 5.0 rated book in April and six 4.5 rated.

Code for the list is:
A = Audio/Audible     ABJ = Audiobook Jukebox    ABB = Audiobook Blast
E or ETour = eBook
NG = NetGalley
P = Print
LBC = Ladies Book Club
TBR = From the TBR shelves prior to 2016

  1. A-- Audible Book Review: Fire Touched: Mercy Thompson Series, Book 9, by Patricia Briggs; Paranormal, Urban Fantasy; my rating 4.25.
  2. NG-- Book Review: What We Find by Robyn Carr; Contemporary Romance, Small Town; my rating 4.25.
  3. ABJ-- Audible Book Review: Dream Kisses: Romance on the Ranch Series Book 1 by Verna Clay; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25.
  4. LBC-P-TBR--Book Review and Giveaway: Arena by Karen Hancock; Sci Fi, Religious Inspirational; my rating 5.0.
  5. ABB-- Audible Book Review: Redfall: Fight for Survival: American Prepper Series, Book 1, by Jay J. Falconer; Sci Fi, Dystopian; my rating 4.25.
  6. E-- Book Review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton; Sci Fi, Fantasy, Humor; my rating 4.0.
  7. A-TBR-- Audible Book Review: Variant by Robison Wells; Sci Fi, Teens; my rating 3.75.
  8. E-- Book Review: Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 by Barbara Venkataraman; Mystery, Amateur Sleuth; my rating 4.5.
  9. E-Tour-- Book Review and Tour Giveaway: The Path by Peter Riva ; Sci Fi, Techno Thriller; my rating 4.5.
  10. A-- Audio Book Review: Bad Deeds by Robert Bidinotto; Thriller, Espionage; my rating 4.5.
  11. E-- Book Review: The Rage by Matthew Babaoye; Horror, Occult; my rating 3.5.
  12. A-- Audio Book Review: Dark Sanity by Paul L. Centeno; Sci Fi, Steampunk; my rating 4.5.
  13. NG-- Book Review: Admiral (An Evagardian Novel) by Sean Danker ; Sci Fi; my rrating 4.5
  14. A-TBR--Audible Book Review: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) by Michael J. Sullivan; Sci Fi, Fantasy; my rating 4.5
I have certain goals to reach my challenges and reading total for 2016.
The YEARLY reading goals+ Progress (+ after the number means I am ahead; - means I am short; no symbol means I am right on goal.) Total = 180................... End of April = 57 Audio =  72................... to date = 27+ NetGalley = 42.............. to date = 16+ Tours  = 24................... to date = 7- (incls 2 NG) Ladies Book Club (LBC) = 12.. to date = 4 Print = 12...................... April = (4) These are same as the LBC books. Mixed in Author Reviews (+hopefully includes TBR books I've won) = 18 to date =5+ My TBR goal is to read at least 100 from my shelves, whether Audible, Kindle, other ebook or print. TBRs read as of April = 31- This breaks down roughly to 15 books a MONTHLY in these formats (with TBRs, print, LBC and others overlapping at times):
Audio --  6
eBooks -- 2  (author review/tour or TBR)
NetGalley -- 3.5
TBR Print  --  1
TBR eBook -- 1
LBC -- 1
Other -- 1


  1. Ah you're going well. You get through quite a few audiobooks, I need to pick up on that and have started listening in the evening now that I have cut out TV at least an hour or more before bed time. Love your 4.25 scoring!

  2. You may have been down one in April, but you still did fantastic! Happy May!


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