April Reading Wrap Up

April Reading Wrap UpApril 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:

The Printed Letter Bookshop, by Katherine Reay

I loved everything about The Printed Letter Bookshop!
dotted line separatorThe Song of Achilles, by Madeline MillerThe Song of Achilles was a powerful book with characters and messages that will stay with me for some time.
dotted line separatorThe Night Before, by Wendy WalkerThe Night Before was utterly gripping!

dotted line separatorThe Bookshop on the Corner, by Jenny ColganThe Bookshop on the Corner was a lighthearted and fun read with a solid message.

dotted line separatorAleks Mickelsen and the Twice-Lost Fairy Well, by Keira GillettAleks 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, by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was the comfort read I needed after a string of fairly middling books.
dotted line separatorMolly's Game, by Molly BloomMolly’s Game added extra depth to the movie I enjoyed watching.
dotted line separatorFirstlife, by Gena ShowalterFirstlife had a fascinating premise but was lacking execution.
dotted line separatorMaybe in Another LifeI loved the concept of Maybe in Another Life and the narration in the audiobook was excellent.dotted line separatorAllegedly, by Tiffany D. JacksonAllegedly was incredibly compelling, I’m just not sure how I feel about the ending yet.

Other posts this month:

Like this? Try that! Movie Edition

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.
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Mini Reviews: Duology Sequels

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:

May 2019 TBR

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?

4 thoughts on “April Reading Wrap Up

  1. I really want to read Madeline Miller soonish! I’ve heard great things about The Song of Achilles and I own Circe so I’m ready whenever my mood strikes haha. Uhh, so stoked to get to The River at Night as soon as possible, too! That plot sounds super entertaining and exciting. Hope you have a great month of May! 🙂

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