What I've been Reading in March and April - Rachel Oates
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March & April Reading Wrap Up + AF Reading Challenge Updates

Now I’m back off holiday I’m getting back into the swing of blogging and vlogging more regularly again (and loving it!).

In my first post-holiday video I’m talking about a big chunk of the books I read throughout March and April. Sadly, I didn’t have time to talk about all of them but I picked the best (and worst…) of the bunch. Check it out here:

Now we’re 1/3 through the year I thought this would also be a great time to give you guys a proper update on my progress with my reading challenge this year! I am constantly updating the original post, but if you don’t want to go searching through for that, here’s how I’m doing:

The Challenges

  1. A book based on a fairy tale.
  2. A non-fiction book about science.8/02/17 Written in Blood – Mike Silverman
  3. A biography, autobiography or memoir.15/01/17 Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson
  4. A play.
  5. A crime or mystery novel.
  6. A book with over 500 pages.  – 17/03/17 The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters
  7. A book under 150 pages.
  8. A book where a main character has your name. – 02/03/17 Little Black Lies – Sharon Bolton
  9. A book set in another country.  – 14/04/17 Playing with Fire – Tess Gerritsen 
  10. A book that’s been on your TBR list for over a year.
  11. A book from your childhood.25/01/17 Skellig – David Almond
  12. A book released this year.25/03/17 Everything but the Truth – Gillian McAllister
  13. An audiobook.
  14. A book that’s made into / based on a film or TV show.
  15. A book where animals play a key role.
  16. A book you own but have never read.
  17. A book with a blue cover. 11/02/17 Baby Doll – Hollie Overton
  18. A book with a red cover.
  19. A book with a black cover.
  20. A book which begins with ‘R’30/04/17 Reader, I Married Him – Tracy Chevalier (ed.)
  21. A book which begins with ‘D’
  22. A book with magic
  23. A graphic novel.16/02/17 Fairest, Volume 4: Of Men and Mice
  24. A non-fiction book about history.
  25. A book by an author you’ve never read before.06/01/17 Fearless – Tim Lott
  26. A non-fiction book about business / marketing.
  27. A non-fiction book about fashion / style / beauty.
  28. A piece of classic fiction.
  29. A book with a number in the title. – 02/04/17 – Pretty Girl Thirteen – Liz Coley 
  30. A book you started but never finished.


Books Read this Year: 42 / 100

Challenges Completed: 12 / 30


Let me know what you’ve been reading recently in the comments! 🙂

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