April was a rough month. I’ve noticed that bookish people are falling into one of two categories in how we’re coping with stress — those who can’t focus on reading, and those who are reading excessively. I’m in the second category, but I have an agreement with a friend in the first category that I’m “reading for two."
I also participated in the Magical Readathon this month, which was really fun to do. I was aiming to complete the OWLs for Hogwarts professor of transfiguration, and I did it!
I also committed to getting through the ARCs and Read for Reviews (R4R) that have been piling up on my TBR. Even though I still have one left over, I’m very proud of the progress I made on these.
As usual, I got the vast majority of my reviews written, but not all of them have been posted yet. I’ll be posting them in the next week, so keep a lookout for that, since I read some really great books.
My favorite book of April 2020 was Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert.
Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for April:
Books read: 28 (for tips on how I manage to read so many books, click here)
Books DNF’d: 1
Pages read: 9,545
Cumulative Averages Days per book: 2.22 Pages read per day: 291.95 Books read per month: 2.25 DNF’d books per month: 1.5
Genres Read in April:
Folklore/Fairy Tales: 1
General Fiction: 3
Historical Fiction: 6
Paranormal/New Age: 1
Genres Read in 2020:
Folklore/Fairy Tales: 6
General Fiction: 9
Graphic Novels: 1
Historical Fiction: 13
Paranormal/New Age: 1
Backlist vs. 2020 Releases Backlist books: 65 2020 releases: 24
2021 releases: 1
Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Fiction: 86 Nonfiction: 3
Format Read: Print: 52 Digital: 37
Here's the actual list of books I read, and links to the reviews I've posted so far.
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore
How To Bury Your Brother by Lindsey Rogers Cook (ARC)
Desperate Measures by Katee Robert
Learn My Lesson by Katee Robert
Eat the Damn Muffin by Jenni Dunlap
Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw
Sin Eater by Megan Campisi (ARC)
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
A Shattering of Glass by Deck Matthews (R4R)
White Elephant by V.E. Ulett (R4R)
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
Hollow Men by Todd Sullivan (R4R)
The Falconer’s Apprentice by Malve von Hassell (R4R)
Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan (ARC)
Fallible Justice by Laura Laakso (R4R)
Nothing is Strange by Mike Russell (R4R)
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
This Time by Azaaa Davis (R4R)
Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant (ARC)
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (ARC)
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (ARC) Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski (R4R)
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
How did your April go?