The Book Report April 2017

Posted May 1, 2017 by Shari in The Book Report / 6 Comments



Welcome to The Book Report where we run down everything that happened in the month and update you on challenges, giveaways, reviews and more!

Shari’s Update

April was a busy month bringing in spring with a bang. Did everyone have a happy Easter?

Ready for school to be out for summer! My reading time has been so not around lately with the added homework being piled on the kids these last few weeks. Dance took a break for April, but it looks like my Mother’s Day will be spent at a dance competition. Not my idea of a great Mother’s Day, but oh, well.

Sophia looks to be gearing up for the release of her new story in the Darcy Monologues. Congratulations Sophia Rose!

Well, that’s about it. Just a quiet month moving at the speed of light.

What’s going on?

  1. Read: 9
  2. DNF: 2
  3. Reviewed: 8
  4. Reading Statistics: 6 Netgalley, 1 Kindle Unlimited, 2 Bought
  5. NetGalley percentage at 98%

Books of note:

Silver Silence is the reboot of the Psy-Changling series. I was expect time to jump and go onto the next generation, but we don’t move forward much, but instead get Silver Merchant’s story. She is the admin to Krycheck. This had me in tears at one point and if you can get me to cry, then it’s a good book.


  1. The Series That Never Ends – Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis – 9/12
  2. New To Me – 5/40
  3. Books ‘N Tunes – 11/30
  4. Literary Pickers – 12/35
  5. Bad Boys of Romance – 8/35
  6. Review Writing Challenge – 16/100
  7. Reading Challenge – 13/155

Sophia Rose’s Update

Well if this April’s showers are anything to go by, we ought to have a humdinger of a May flower explosion.  And, incidentally, people around here lose all sense of humor when there are days on end of chilly rain.  I got growled at for singing the Winnie the Pooh rain song and I was the one with the flat tire, go figure.

April was a busy month for me and one of the highlights was that an anthology I’m part of, The Darcy Monologues is out on blog tour and the pre-order campaign has begun.  I was tickled pink to get my very own author interview and review post at Debbie’s The Reading Frenzy blog.  Thank you, Debbie, for being the hostest with the mostest (no, spellcheck, I do not mean moistest).  Did I ever mention in passing that my lucky editor won an all expenses paid trip for one week to London and a dinner with Henry Cavill??? Pretty fab, right?

So anyhoo… reading.

I signed up to participate in Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviews’ annual Clean Sweep ARC reading challenge for the month of May.  My goal is an even dozen.  There is still time to sign-up if you want to join in.  Here’s the link:

Total Read for May: 33

Reading Breakdown:  6 NetGalleys (97%), 15 Author/Publisher Requests, 8 unsolicited ARCS (this felt good to get to this pile finally), 7 first in series, 5 last in series, 2 DNFs, 8 audios, 9 TBR pile, 10 new to me authors

Challenge Updates:

My Reader’s Block’s Mt. TBR: 56/75 books

Herding Cats Burning Soup’s Read All the Books: 50 books

Austenesque Lovers: 14/20 books

Herding Cats Burning Soup’s Blogger Shame:  14/30 books

Unconventional Bookviews & Books Movies Reviews Oh My’s New Release: 61/60 books Moving up levels

Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviews’ Audio: 32/50 books

Delighted Reader’s Books N Tunes: 19/50 books

Delighted Reader’s Literary Pickers: 102/118 books

Delighted Reader’s Series: 14 books

Delighted Reader’s Bad Boys: 14/15 books

Addicted to Romances’ Oldie But a Goodie: 3/10 books

Simply Angela’s Outlander Series: 1/4 books

Under the Cover’s Romance Roundabout: 5/15 categories

So this was my April… how did your April go?  Read a lot?  Catch spring fever and couldn’t settle for a book or a mood?  How are you doing on your challenges?  Do Tell!

April 2017 Reviews

Did you miss a review? No fear! Here’s what we wrote about in the month of April.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Impressive Sophia! Sherry I am working on the first Psy-changeling series but excited about the spinoff.

Sophia Rose

Thanks, Kimberly! I’m so jazzed. 🙂

I’m on the first PsyChangling series, too, but almost caught up in time to read Silver Silence for release day. Such a great series.

Carole's Random Life

Congrats to you, Sophia! Exciting stuff with the anthology. Shari, I love how these things get scheduled on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. We will be spending Father’s Day getting my daughter to camp and settled in. Oh well, what can you do. Have a great May!

Sophia Rose

Yes, I’m so excited and it still feels surreal. 🙂 Thanks, Carole!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

This month did fly by. I’ve heard so many people crying over the Psy Changeling one. Sophia, girl, I don’t know how you do it all. Man that’s an impressive list!

Sophia Rose

Yeah, fast month. 🙂 And, I teared up for several of those.

Things have been rather busy. LOL