Sunday, May 1, 2016

*Platypire Read-A-Thon* April Results

Photo Courtesy of Platypire Maribel

April is OVER! But more importantly, I'm only a day late getting this post put together, and I'm blaming that on my husband who wanted to spend time with me just watching t.v. (something we haven't done for a couple months since I've been so busy with proofreading lately.) But that gave me the chance to get the last two reviews written and posted so that I'm only missing the review link for one book that I read in April (and it was a proofread that doesn't release until the end of May, so I have reason to not post it yet). Without further ado, here are my results. 

X - Read
R - Currently Reading
+ - To Be read
Bold - Must Read ASAP


X - The Winemakers by Jan Moran (March)
Read my review.

X - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Feb)
Read my review.

X - Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan (Feb)*
Read my review.

X - Eternity by Mary Ting (March)*
Read my review.

X - All the Lasting Things by David Hopson (March)*
Read my review.

X - From Gods by Mary Ting (March)*
Read my review.

X - From Deities by Mary Ting (March)
Read my review.

X - Robots Go Wild by James Patterson
Read my review.

X - Holiday's with the Horde by D.M. Earl
Read my review.

X - Miles of Smiles by Karen Kaufman Orloff
Read my review.

X - The Girl From the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love (March)
Read my review.

X - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Read my review.

X - The Misunderstood Mister Yeti by John Hinterreiter
Read my review.

X - Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (April)
Read my review.

X - From Origins by Mary Ting (April)
Read my review.

X - Hatched by Jason Davis (Feb)
Read my review.

X - Dark Attraction by Alexandrea Weis (April)
Review to be posted soon.

*Denotes book that was read in March with a review not posted until April.

Currently Reading

R - Sector 64: Ambush by Dean M. Cole*
R - Sweetwater: The Kihn by Rivi Jacks*
R - The Voyage by Tammie Painter*
R - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd*
R - Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur*
R - Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder*
R - The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop*
R - Buffalo Trail by Jeff Guinn*
R - Troll by Ashley C. Harris*
R - Christine by Stephen King*
R - Human: A Shadow Empires Book by S.M. Carriere*
R -  The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild*
R - The Sanctum of Souls by R.K. Pavia*
R - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
R - Back Blast by Mark Greaney (Jan)
R - Back of Beyond by Neeny Boucher (March)
R - High Dive by Jonathan Lee (March)
R - Armada by Ernest Cline (April)
R - My Delicate Destruction by Jillian Ashe (April)

To Be Read


+ - Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
+ - Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel
+ - The Rejected Writer's Book Club by Suzanne Kelman
+ - The House by the Lake by Ella Carey
+ - The Quest of All Ages by Maha Devi Li Ra La
+ - Riverside by Brett Burlison
+ - The Invasion of Heaven by Michael B. Koep
+ - No Ivory Tower by Stephan Davenport
+ - Like I Used to Dance by Barbara Frances
+ - Toto's Tale and True Chronicle of Oz by Sylvia Patience
+ - The Frog in the Skyscraper by Faiz Kermani
+ - One Creepy Street: Annica's Broom by Lee Jordan
+ - Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure by Carolyn Lunn
+ - The Demonic Kraken Debacle in Hollywood by Andy Mulberry
+ - A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager
+ - Porcupette Finds a Family by Vanita Oelschlager
+ - The Lord of Ireland by E.M. Powell
+ - In the Light of What We See by Sarah Painter
+ - While You Were Mine by Ann Howard Creel
+ - The Vow by Felicity Goodrich
+ - Call to Juno by Elisabeth Storrs
+ - Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter
+ - Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero
+ - The Accidental Life of Greg Millar by Aimee Alexander


+ - The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
+ - Our Own Country by Jodi Daynard
+ - The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
+ - Darker the Night by Lisa London
+ - Diary of Anna the Girl Witch by Max Candee
+ - Risuko by David Kudler
+ - In the Forest by Art Collins
+ - How to Smoke Pot (Properly) by David Bienenstock
+ - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
+ - The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson
+ - The Travelers by Chris Pavone

+ - Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
+ - The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd
+ - Very Like a Queen by Martin Lake
+ - Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch
+ - The Keeper of the Crows by Kyle Alexander Romines
+ - Progeny of Vale by Rhett C. Bruno

+ - Henchgirl by Rita Stradling
+ - Infinitas by David N. Sebastian
+ - Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur
+ - In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Leftover from 2015
+ - The &Now Awards Volume 3 by Various Authors
+ - Shadows of the Unseen by Christine Steendam
+ - Drawing Heat by S.L. Dearing
+ - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
+ - PrairyErth by William Least Heat-Moon
+ - House of Holes by Nicholson Baker
+ - Pieces by Maria Kostaki
+ - Summer Secrets by Jane Green
+ - Forgiveness by Chiquis Rivera
+ - The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
+ - The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine
+ - Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
+ - The Underwriting by Michelle Miller
+ - The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel
+ - Omega City by Diana Peterfreund
+ - American Warlord by Johnny Dwyer
+ - When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi
+ - Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
+ - Deadly Design by Debra Dockter
+ - Unprocessed by Megan Kimble
+ - The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
+ - The Sparks by Kyle Prue
+ - Take by Silvia Ami
+ - The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende
+ - Devil's Garden by Lance Tuck
+ - The Rumor by Elin Hildebrand
+ - It's You by Jane Porter
+ - Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
+ - Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips
+ - The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri
+ - Killing Katie by B.A. Spangler
+ - A Hanging at Cinder Bottom by Glenn Taylor
+ - The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman
+ - Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
+ - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
+ - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
+ - Dracula is a Racist: A Totally Factual Guide to Vampires by Matt Melvin
+ - Steele Mackaye Investigations: The Tarot Problem by Barry H. Wiley
+ - The Age of Amy: Behind the Fun Zone by Bruce Edwards
+ - Jezebel: Defeating your #1 Spiritual Enemy by Bob Larson
+ - Fear Itself by Duffy Prendergast
+ - Anyone? by Angela Scott
+ - Silent Creed by Alex Kava
+ - The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
+ - This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
+ - In the Dark by Chris Patchell
+ - Need by Joelle Charbonneau
+ - Gods of Anthem by Logan Keys
+ - Second Chances by Sarah Price
+ - A Bridge to Cross by Edward R. Hackemer
+ - The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp
+ - Diary of a Single Wedding Planner by Violet Howe
+ - The Curse of Crow Hollow by Bill Coffey
+ - Family Grandstand by Carol Ryrie Brink
+ - The Saturday Night School of Beauty by Marsha Mehran
+ - The Boss Killers by Keith Gillison
+ - Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Jonathan David Kranz
+ - The Phantom of the Earth (Omnibus Edition) by Raedan Zen
+ - Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer
+ - Bloodlines by Lynn Lipinski
+ - High School Horror: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
+ - The Devil's Engine: Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith
+ - Seaside by Wylde Scott
+ - Lydia's Enchanted Toffee by Neale Osborne
+ - Welcome to Monstrovia by Mark Newhouse
+ - Corr Syl the Warrior by Garry Rogers
+ - Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall
+ - Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

I did a really good job sticking to my list this month, I think. Except for my book club book (which wasn't chosen until after the 1st), and a proofread that I had very little notice about, the only books not from my list were children's books that I'd gotten in the mail in April (or that I'd been reading for two months without listing for reasons). Now I just need to do a better job of not adding a million books to my list each month, and I might start catching up with myself. - Katie