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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monthly Reflections (#40) ~ April | Random Reads (May)


Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

My April Goals...

Read 12 books
Finish 1 "Random Reads" book
Finish another book from my "2015 TBR Pile Challenge Reading List!"

Books read:

Favorite Read This Month:

The Wishing Season. It was great! :)

My thoughts on April:

I cannot believe how many books I read this month...especially considering it was a pretty busy month in general. So happy with reading 23 books -- some I loved and some I didn't like at all. Don't think I'll be able to read this many in May, but we shall see. ;)

Looking ahead:

My goals for May:

Read 15 books
Finish 2 Random Reads

If you want to do your own Monthly Reflections, feel free to grab the button and post about it on your blog, then leave a comment with the URL - otherwise, please share your thoughts in a comment!

Now it's your turn! What did you accomplish in April, what do you hope to accomplish in May?

My Random Read for May is...

The Vault of Dreamers -- happy about this selection, as I've been in a YA reading mood and I hope this one is clean and entertaining!

*just a note: this is a mainstream YA novel*

About the book:

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding--and what it truly means to dream there.

From Caragh M. O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers, a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own.


  1. Wow! Fantastic month of reading Melanie! :)
    Here's my Monthly Reflections: http://justyouraveragereviews.blogspot.com/2015/05/monthly-reflections-23.html?m=1

  2. You inspire me. I have so many TBRs and have had very little reading time this month.

    1. I hope you get to read a lot more books off your TBR in May. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow what a month! I barely got any reading done myself!

    1. Thank you, Abbi! I'm still surprised with all that I read last month. :)


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