How is everyone doing today? Today I’m bringing you my April reading wrap-up!
April was a surprisingly good reading month for me. I ended up reading a lot more than I expected, though I didn’t finish some of the outstanding books that I had left over from March.
Similar to last month, this post will have a section for Stats, Books Read, Books Purchased, and a NetGalley section.
In total, I finished 7 books in April and it looks like I read 2,277 pages.
Of those 7 books, 2 were horror-ish, 3 were fantasy, 1 was literary fiction, and 1 was mystery
Two of the books I finished were YA and I believe that the other five fell into the adult age category.
As far as format goes, I read 4 physical books and 3 ebooks in April.
Three of the books I read were on my backlist, two were new purchases, and two were for blog tours.
Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie – This was my Agatha Christie book for the month and I quite enjoyed it. I thought it was twisty and I always enjoy it when Poirot’s vacations get ruined by murder.
Dark Eyes: White Lies by M.R. Noble – I read this book for the blog tour hosted by The Write Reads. I thought this book was exciting, even though I was a bit lost at the beginning because it picked up right where the first book left off. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Dark Eyes: White Lies.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – My book bestie Hannah and I are tackling the Grishaverse and we’re having quite a bit of fun. I thought this was an excellent first book in a series and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez – I read this book for a local book club that I went to with my sister-in-law. While this book was enjoyable, I also felt a bit indifferent to it. I did enjoy the book club though and I thought it was a good book to discuss. I’m hoping to have a review of this one up soon.
The Reaper’s Quota by Sarah McKnight – I read this book for the blog tour hosted by The Write Reads and BBNYA. This novella was my favourite read of the month. I thought it was dark and clever and excellent. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Reaper’s Quota.
The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean – This book was a bit outside of my comfort zone, but I’m glad I read it. At times, I thought it was quite dark, but I also found it to be fast-paced and exciting. I enjoyed the world building in this book and I liked the idea of vampire like creatures who consume books. This is another book that I’m hoping to have a review up for soon.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – This book was a bit heavy on the world building and politics, but I enjoyed it. I did find Mal to be quite punchable though. I’m looking forward to continuing this series though.
My book purchasing in April has caused me to declare a book buying ban for May and June. I’m not going to list all of the books because I’m not quite sure how many there are, but I ordered at least ten books from Book Outlet and quite a few middle grade books from Book Depository. I also placed an Indigo order or two.
Maybe May will be better for Net Galley? April certainly wasn’t good
I started the month with a 48% feedback ratio and I ended with a 48% feedback ratio.
I started the month with 82 unread books and I ended the month with 84 unread books. I added Unfortunately Yours by Tessa Bailey and I Only Read Murder by Ian and Will Ferguson.
Finger crossed that my May update sees that percentage creeping closer to 50%