Thursday, April 30, 2020


April was my best reading month ever. I read a lot of fantastic books. My most impressive reads for April were the Karin Slaughter Grant County and Will Trent series. Karin Slaughter was a featured author for the Reading Rivalry April challenge. Although I previously read a couple of her books, it was because I had review copies for The Last Widow and The Silent Wife that I decided to start reading the first book in the series, and, needless to say, I was hooked.

I also read six books in the J. D. Robb In Death series. I am loving that series and have already added several more titles to my May TBR. I also got an early read of Deadlock by Catherine Coulter, which is the 24th book in her FBI series. Jigsaw puzzles were an integral part of the story. As I am an avid dissectologist, this book was right up my alley.

A couple of other mentions are the four-book Harlequin Intrigue miniseries, Tactical Crime Division, most notably Secret Investigation by Catherine Heiter. The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Diane C. McPhail was a difficult read but was an excellent debut novel. I also enjoyed listening to all three books in the Hunger Games series for the second time. Lastly, Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon was outstanding. I was captivated by this book and even though I sensed something would go wrong,I was caught by surprise as to what actually happened in the book.


Monthly # pages: 26,282
Books read this month: 75
Running total # pages: 84,935
Running total # books read: 275


Here is part of my May TBR. I usually plan this amount of books, and this allows me to read at a slower pace if need be, or add books that I decide to read or am invited to read by a publisher.



  1. Wow, you definitely had a great reading month.

  2. Your reading speed is making me intimidated.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  3. If I could read as fast as you I wouldn't have a TBR list. You are amazing. You also look like you had a fab month.