Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Wrapup & Pick of the Month

This year I will be combining my monthly wrap-up post with Kerrie's Crime Fiction Pick of the Month over at Mysteries in Paradise.

My April totals are a bit down from last month, but still looking good. And Goodreads says I'm "on track."  Here we go...

Total Books Read: 20
Total Pages:  5,271
Percentage by Female Authors:  40%

Percentage by US Authors:  55%

Percentage by non-US/non-British Authors:  15%
Percentage Mystery: 80%
Percentage Fiction: 95%
Percentage written 2000+: 30%
Percentage of Rereads: 10%
Percentage Read for Challenges: 100% {It's eas
y to have every book count for a challenge when you sign up for as many as I do.} Number of Challenges fulfilled so far: 6 (19%)

AND, as mentioned above, Kerrie is sponsoring a meme for those of us who track our reading. What she's looking for is our Top Mystery Read for each month.  This month I read 15 books that I'm counting as mysteries and, of those, I handed out one five-star rating and three four-star ratings.  The five-star winner is Titanic 2001 by Bill Walker.  An enthralling story set on a rebuilt Titanic--launched on the 100th anniversary of the original ill-fated voyage.  The runners-up are The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart, and Swan Song by Edmund Crispin (a reread).


fredamans said...

Happy May reading!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for participating in pick of the Month Bev

Red said...

Great stats(as usual) You've already finished 6 challenges? Incredible!