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Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
The Big Necessity by Rose George
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 by Ryoko Kui
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck
The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten
To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
Wild Blues by Beth Kephart

Miscellaneous
April 2019 Sources
April 2019 Summary
The illusion of organized reading
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 27)
May is looking a lot like mid March

Road Essays
CCFF66: Siblings going offroad to utopia

CCFF33: siblings to utopia along the Blue Highway: a brief look at the first seven seasons of Supernatural

CCFF00: Siblings to Utopia via the interstate

CCCCFF: Siblings through the cornfield to uhoria

CCCCCC: Siblings through the maze to uhoria

Road Narrative Update for April 2019

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May is looking a lot like mid March: 05/04/19

Reading report

Here it is the first weekend of May but I'm still lagging behind in the early days of spring for my 2019 TBR. I now have two months of reading to catch up on.

From March-April I've read and reviewed:

  1. You Are Light by Aaron Becker
  2. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht

From February-April I've read but need to review:

  1. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  2. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  3. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  4. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallo
  5. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
  6. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  7. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas

From March-April I'm currently reading:

  1. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  2. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook
  3. Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
  4. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  5. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien

From March-April, I still have to read:

  1. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
  2. One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook
  3. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
  4. A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée and Lisa Ramee
  5. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
  6. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang
  7. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
  8. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  9. The Portal by Kathryn Lasky
  10. Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas
  11. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
  12. Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd
  13. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
  14. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
  15. Trace by Pat Cummings
  16. A Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson
  17. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
  18. In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
  19. Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford
  20. The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
  21. Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson
  22. Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner
  23. The Ash Family by Molly Dektar
  24. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  25. Gideon Falls, Vol. 2: Original Sins by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
  26. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  27. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
  28. Belly Up by Eva Darrows and Hillary Monahan
  29. Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  30. Share Your Smile by Raina Telgemeier

And this list doesn't include the May books that will start rolling in on Tuesday.

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Comment #1: Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 06:09:56

Bryan G. Robinson

First, did you have an issue commenting on my blog or finishing your comment before it logged you out? I noticed your comment might have been cut short. If you did, let me know. If you didn't, ignore all of this. :) Second, when you say you're behind in your reading, are these all review copies that you are obliged to read? As always, I'm just trying to understand, no criticism. It's just interesting how people, especially book bloggers, look at reading, that's part of it. As for Avengers (comment over on my blog), there only is so much time in the day. My routines are changing. If when the series began, I had the routine I had now, I might not have committed (wasted? yes, probably) so much time to them.



Comment #2: Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 14:06:00

Pussreboots

I wasn't logged out. I just forgot to put a period at the end of my comment. I havem't taken any review books, ARCs, or egalleys since 2015. All the books I've listed are ones I've purchased. My goal is to make half my reading be from newly published material — so roughly a 150 books. I'm behind in the sense that it's now May and I've barely even touched my March and April books. My reading time was eaten up the last two months by work because I'm planning an art camp session and needed to read a bunch of books for inspiration.



Comment #3: Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 06:54:01

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Whoa! That is a lot of reading! But you are an amazingly fast reader. I am confident you will catch up and read all of these.



Comment #4: Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 14:11:00

Pussreboots

I will start 2020 with a stack of 2019 books still to read. It probably won't be the ones listed here but maybe ones from late summer/early fall. I still have some end of 2018 books I'm reading through.



Comment #5: Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 18:44:46

Yvonne

You're doing great with your reading and so many good books coming up. Enjoy them!



Comment #6: Monday, May 06, 2019 at 21:40:00

Pussreboots

I could get through them faster if I didn't request so many library books.



Comment #7: Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 20:58:51

JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

That's a lot of books! If nothing else, it shows how organized you are. I should probably to try and plan more of what I read... lately it's been mostly according to my mood. Good luck :)



Comment #8: Monday, May 06, 2019 at 21:42:00

Pussreboots

It's a list, not necessarily a plan. I add things to a wishlist on Goodreads and then a month before they release, I order some off that list. I try to read a couple new books every week. If I'm going to get through that pile, it really should be more like three books a week.



Comment #9: Monday, May 06, 2019 at 09:13:40

carol

Your reading list is way more organized than mine.



Comment #10: Monday, May 06, 2019 at 21:46:00

Pussreboots

It's just a list compiled off the ones I've marked as purchased but haven't read.