Thursday, May 01, 2008

Monthly reads April 2008

It's May! It's May!

The year is going by so quickly! It's already May! Can you believe it? Okay, I'm mostly excited about May because my birthday is on Saturday LOL :) It's definitively not because of the high numbers of romance releases this month :( Although the new Karen Rose is coming out in a few weeks (I've already pre-ordered it)... Casee's review of Taking The Heat by Kathryn Shay made me added another book to look forward to. Of course, there's the next Kresley Cole... but seriously, that's nothing comparing to June and July right? Right? Of course, to tide me over this month, there's always my TBR pile and tons of manga has just arrived to the bookstore from France. Also, strangest thing is although there's not many new releases, I find ways to still buy books. Go figure.

All right, so here are my reads for the month of April!

1) Strike Zone by Kate Angell: B+
2) Dear Santa by Karen Templeton: A-
3) Yours, Mine... Ours? by Karen Templeton: B+
4) Baby, I'm Yours by Karen Templeton: A-
5) Shaken Up & Stirred by Kathleen O'Reilley: C
6) Sex, Straight Up by Kathleen O'Reilley: B-
7) 50 ways to Hex Your Love by Linda Wisdom: C
8) Fast & Loose by Elizabeth Bevarly: C-
9) The Rules of Seduction by Madeline Hunter: B+
10) Grimspace by Ann Aguirre: C+ D *
11) Forecast by Jane Tara: B
12) The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie: B
13) The Dare by Elda Minger: B+
14) A Dangerous Beauty by Sophia Nash: B-
15) The Kiss by Sophia Nash: B-
16) One Night Stand by Cindi Kirk: B
17) Not So Innocent by Laura Lee Guhkre: B (3.5)
18) Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole: B-
19) Breathless by Laura Lee Guhrke: A- (4.25/5)
20) The Charade by Laura Lee Guhrke: B C *
21) Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich: B

LOL, definitively an awesome month reading-wise :D What I enjoyed is that it was very varied. I've read some really good books... and some not. Contemporary, historicals, paranormal... I've read them all this month LOL :) I've also read new books I've recently purchased, but also a lot of oldies, many from my TBR pile! Yay!!

Also got out of my comfort zone and read quite a few category romance :) They were pretty good. I wonder why I'm so prejudiced against them? After all, all those re-issues of Kay Hooper, Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie are Silhouette books which are the old category romances no? Maybe it has to do with the titles, as Kristie has mentioned recently. Lots of titles are just turn-off :(

By the way, anyone has review request from the list above? That would help me choosing which books to review LOL :) Me thinks I should try to review more on this blog as well :) Oh well I'm trying. By the way, for those interested, reviews for Naughty Neighbor and The Cinderella Deal should be coming up shortly :D

What about you, how has your month been?

*EDIT: Grades were revised after writing the reviews.


  1. Hi Nath, Wow 21 books! What a busy little bee you are! I was going to mention hearing what you had to say on The Cinderella Deal, but then I saw you will be posting about it soon. Also, I wouldn't mind hearing your thoughts on Grimspace. There has been lots of buzz on that one.

  2. Jill - Hi there :D I'll definitively write up something quick at some point for Grimspace :D

    Also, Book Binge is having a spotlight month for Jennifer Crusie :D So that's where my review will be featured :D

  3. Uh, yeah, I'm reading this the morning of May 2nd and thinking. Holy crap I need to put my list up.

    It's been another crazy week. There's just lots going on getting stuff done for Shmoo's graduation, scrapbook, memories letters, party, etc. Plus, we've been looking for a used car for him. Not enough hours in the day. :P

    Here's hoping I get my list up either later today or tomorrow morning.

  4. Wow, that's great Nath. I struggle to reach my ten book a month minimum. :sad:

  5. Glad to see I wasn't the only one that wasn't floored by Grimspace. I'd be interested in your thoughts as well.

  6. Rosie - Schmoo seems to be the center of attention lately LOL :) I hope your week-end was not as crazy as your week... although since I haven't seen your post yet, it probably was.

    Brie - No, I'm probably the sad one... I do little else than read ^_^;

    Anonymous - I'll try to have a review of Grimspace up soon. I'm also glad I was the only one who didn't enjoy it.

  7. I have Naughty Neighbor in my TBR pile ~ I can't find Cinderella Deal anywhere. My library doesn't have it, the UBS in town don't have it, and I'm 125th in the queue on paperbackswap. I'm looking forward to your review on it!

  8. Dev - Hi Dev :D My review of The Cinderella Deal is up over at Book Binge. You can check the next post to see the link ^_^; Sorry, a bit lazy to put it up now.