Monthly Wrap-up: April 2015 Reads

I hadn’t thought April was a good reading month for me. My mom broke her hip in the middle of the month and I’ve been running around pretty tired ever since. And when I’m tired, I tend to read less. I certainly didn’t think I spent much time reading—not even for the Readathon, where I managed to read only about 200 pages and didn’t finish a single book.

But when I took at look at my reading spreadsheet I was surprised: I read 13 books in April! It turns out audiobooks were what saved me. I’ve been way too tired to feel like reading much in print, but I listened to a lot of audiobooks, especially the first week after my mom’s accident. She was in a hospital out in the suburbs during that week, which meant an hour and fifteen minute commute there and back for me, and I visited her daily, so that added up to a lot of additional listening time.

Here are the books I read in April (not in chronologically-read order):

April reads 1

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (audiobook) (reread)

Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (audiobook) (reread)

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie (audiobook)

Behind the Curtain by Peter Abrahams (paperback)

 April reads 2

Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)

One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)

Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)

Unleashed by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)

April reads 3

Pet Sematary by Stephen King (paperback)

Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag (trade paperback) (my review here)

Working Stiff by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell (audiobook)

Motive by Jonathan Kellerman (audiobook)

April reads 4

Lumberjanes, issues 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, by Noelle Stevenson (counting these as one book)

So altogether, eight audiobooks this month! I’m actually finishing up another audiobook right now, but I’ll probably listen to less audiobooks in May.

How did your reading go in April?

6 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-up: April 2015 Reads

  1. Heidenkind

    Wow, 13 books! That’s a lot! I had a pretty good reading month, too. LOVED What Did You Eat Yesterday?.

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  2. Jenni Elyse (@jenni_elyse)

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. That’s really scary. I hope she’s doing better. And, I’m glad you were still able to get a lot of reading in. I wish I could do audio books, but my mind wanders too much.

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  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I can see where you’d be too tired for much reading though I’m sure audio books made that commute much easier! I love the Agathas you mention though I’m not sure I’ve ever read Black Coffee. Hope May is a good book month but far less exhausting for you!

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  4. Care

    YAY!! Love when a month surprises. I had an OK April. I am seriously behind on my spreadsheet tracking pages though…

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