What I Read In April

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Room by Emma Donoghue. This was a really horrible book, its about a woman and her kid that are being held captive. But its told from the kid’s perspective so he really doesn’t understand what is going and that sort of makes it easier to read. Though I admit I was really frustrated at some points because the kid didn’t understand the ‘real’ world.

Europe In Autumn by Dave Hutchinson. This is one of the books nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award this year and I was surprised by the lack of sci-fi in it considering it has been nominated for a sci-fi award. It was still good but it was more a spy novel rather than science fiction.

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. This was almost like a YA version of Deep Impact. We have a bunch of kids who need to decide if they are going to do what is expected of them or if they are going to do something with their lives in the six weeks they have left.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. This is one of those books where it was so bad its almost good. Its basically Twilight with zombies. It actually started off really good but it almost felt like the author just gave up at the end. Though I have to say even though the book is bad, at least it isn’t as bad as the movie trailer. The trailer was so bad it pained me to watch it. I can’t imagine what the movie is like.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Part One, Part Two). There really isn’t anything that makes this book special. Its just a very well done fantasy. Though the length is slightly annoying. Its 1000+ pages and only the first book in a 10 part sequel.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. So this book has a reference to Star Trek: Voyager in it and I know I’m going to sound really nerdy right now but I would have given it 5 stars just for that reference and the fact that it explains an important part of the book. But this book also has an amazing post apocalyptic story. Like really really good. Like seriously you guys if you only read one book in May make it this one.

Books I Reviewed In April

What I Read In April | bluchickenninja.com
Holy Cow ~ Trying Not To Try ~ The Vanishing Witch ~ The Snow Kimono
A Man Lies Dreaming ~ The Raven’s Head ~ Jakob’s Colours

What I Read In April | bluchickenninja.com

April also marked the completion of my 52 book challenge (if you’re counting thats 8 months early). Yeah I have no idea how that happened. I blame all the review copies I’ve been sent. But I guess now I have to do the 150 book challenge. Is that even a thing?

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31 Responses to “What I Read In April”

  1. pennma05

    I’m really glad to see you liked Station Eleven! I’ve been wanting to read that one for a long time. Congrats on meeting your 52 book reading challenge already!

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  2. stuffthatneedssaying

    I struggled with Room, mainly because of the random capitalization of nouns.

    I’m impressed that you finished your challenge so early! I’m only 38% done.

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  3. becksawalton

    Congrats on the Goodread challenge!
    Also, thanks for the mini review of Room – I almost picked up a copy yesterday but put it down again because I wasn’t sure if I would like it – and I’m now greatful because I made the right decision – that boy would have annoyed the bugger out of me!

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  4. Bridget

    Wow! You’ve read more this month than I’ve read this year. (But I did read Station 11) I need to put some time aside for more reading.

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    • bluchickenninja

      Putting time aside really helps to read more. I take about an hour every night just to read and I usually manage to get through a book in a few days. It just depends on how long the book is!

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    • bluchickenninja

      I haven’t decided yet. I could go and change it to 150. Or I could just leave it and see how many I finally manage to read. To be honest I’m not that bothered.

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  5. dotcomdarling

    I’ve read Room – it is very disturbing but I think it’s an amazing piece of writing. I think it’s fascinating to read about the events from a child’s perspective (especially when they’ve had such a warped life).

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  6. Ray Yanek

    I enjoyed Station Eleven as well, especially the references to the comic book. Yeah, I did really enjoy that. Really wanted to try Way of Kings, but I admit I was seriously intimidated by the length. One day, maybe…

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  7. Dean

    Awesome! My April Reads post is going up tomorrow, though I only got through 2 books again this month! I’d love to be able to read as much you every month!

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  8. Elyse

    I mostly read on my daily commute, the most books I’ve read in a year is roughly 40, but this year my goal is 52, so far I’m ahead by 4 books.

    You’re so right, it’s about making time to read. I can’t believe you’ve read so many books! You should definitely try for 150!

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  9. Santulan

    I read Station Eleven earlier this year.. Enjoyed every bit of it.. Left me a little sad, though

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  10. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello bluechickenninja its dennis the vizsla dog hay my dada sez that room wuz a lot like the road in that after he finishd both of them he kind of just wanted to go be owtside in the sunshine for a littel wile!!! wich is weerd on akkownt of dada is a notorius hayter of sunshine!!! ok bye

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