2016 Reading Challenges: April Update

I promise I’m not going to be complaining about how fast time has been passing me by in this one, I promise!
(Even if that’s only just because I really haven’t got the time to actually write all that out!)
Then again, I do have an update on my reading challenges, so at least there’s that, right?

2016 Reading Challenges April Updates

So let’s just get straight into it: how am I doing on my reading challenges this month?

1. Goodreads Challenge

This month, I only managed to read 11 books, but at least all but one of them counted for my Goodreads challenge – and with that I’ve read 45 of my 100 books, and I have good hopes of being able to up it to 150 books again!

  • Beauty and the Beast, Jenni James: 1/5 (only because I couldn’t give it 0 out of 5 – really did not enjoy this one)
  • Persuasion, Jane Austen: 5/5 (this one is the re-read!)
  • What She Wants, Cathy Kelly: 4/5
  • Volkswagen Blues, Jacques Poulin: 4/5
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott: 3/5
  • La Princesse de Clèves, Madame de Lafayette: 3/5
  • Phèdre, Racine: 3/5
  • Mythologies Américaines, Dany Laferrière: 3/5
  • Cette Grenade dans la main du jeune ngre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?, Dany Laferrière: 3/5
  • Dom Carlos, Saint-Réal: 3/5
  • Parcours Littéraire du Moyen Âge aux Lumières, Kris Peeters: 3/5


2. Read Around the World

Literally the only reason I’m okay with how much reading I have to do for school is that it’s helping me get my Goodreads Reading Goal and that it gets this challenge moving along – quite a bit,, even, I managed to add 2 more countries ànd I have only 7 letters to go fro the A to Z challenge!

Now let’s be efficient about the next couple of challenges:

3. Moderns Mrs Darcy


  • A book published this year: Mythologies Américaines, Dany Laferrière
  • A book you previously abandoned: La Princesse de Clèves, Madame de Lafayette
  • A book that intimidates you: Cette Grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle un fruit ou une armée?, Dany Laferrière


4. Popsugar

  • A book based on a fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast, Jenni James
  • A book that is published in 2016: Mythologies Américaines, Dany Laferrière
  • A book about a road trip: Volkswagen Blues, Jacques Poulin
  • A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with: Cette Grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle un fruit ou une armée, Dany Laferrière
  • A satirical book: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Molière

5. stxrybooks

  • A book by an unfamiliar author: Volkswagen Blues, Jacques Poulin
  • A book that has been published in 2016: Mythologies Américaines, Dany Laferrière
  • A book you started but never finished: What She Wants, Cathy Kelly
So there you have it, the books I’ve been reading in this past month – not quite as many as I would’ve liked, but then again, my professors have been piling on the deadlines lately and of course there’s this tiny thing called my masters’ dissertation which I’m supposed to, somehow, finish within the next month…
I guess maybe I’m not doing too badly after all!
What have you been reading this past month? Be sure to let me know below!


PS: oh, and if you want to read how I’ve been doing in the past couple of months: go check out the overview of my 2016 Reading Challenges!