April was overall a great month of reading! I completed nine books, which is more than my average (although I’m not entirely sure how). And the majority of what I read I wound up rating a four. After the March I had, this was more than a few steps up and I’m feeling much better about choosing the right books for me.
I’m also happy to have knocked some backlist books that I’ve owned for a while off my list. As it stands now, I own 171 books that I haven’t yet read and I’d like to get that down to 155 by the end of the year. If I keep up this rate of at least two per month, that should be achievable.
Anyway. Ready to see what I read and reviewed in April?
Books I reviewed:
I loved everything about The Printed Letter Bookshop!
The Song of Achilles was a powerful book with characters and messages that will stay with me for some time.
The Night Before was utterly gripping!
The Bookshop on the Corner was a lighthearted and fun read with a solid message.
Aleks Mickelsen and the Twice-Lost Fairy Well was a fun and entertaining book full of fantasy, mythology, and folklore.
Books I read but haven’t reviewed:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was the comfort read I needed after a string of fairly middling books.
Molly’s Game added extra depth to the movie I enjoyed watching.
Firstlife had a fascinating premise but was lacking execution.
I loved the concept of Maybe in Another Life and the narration in the audiobook was excellent.Allegedly was incredibly compelling, I’m just not sure how I feel about the ending yet.
Other posts this month:
In the second movie edition of Like This? Try That! I mention some older movies that have been out for at least ten years or more, all of which were big movies of their time, and recommend some newer books you might enjoy based on those movies. Read the full blog post HERE.
In this edition of Mini Reviews, I focused on the sequels in two different duologies, which I unfortunately found not to live up to their first books. Read the full blog post HERE.
On the stack for next month:
In May, I’m looking forward to reading two review copies, two books I own, and two library books. It seems to be fairly well rounded as far as genre, with a mix from thriller to true crime and science fiction to historical fiction. This TBR is right in my sweet spot and I’m hoping I enjoy these books as much as I enjoyed what I read in April! I also seem to be on a bit of a kick of reading books about books recently and that continues on with The Last Book Party. Maybe one of these days I’ll post a top ten list of my favorite books about books…
What are you reading or planning on reading next?