Monthly reading review – April 2020
This April I have read:
Kitchen Princess Omnibus, Vol. 3 (Kitchen Princess, #5-7) by Natsumi Ando ★★★★
The Vegetarian: A Novel by Han Kang ★★★★
Bite Me (Bitten, #1) by C.C. Wood ★★★
Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga #1) by Orson Scott Card ★★★★
Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh ★★★
Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside Book 1) by Chelle Bliss ★★★
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★
Fork In The Road by J. Coyne ★★
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ★★★★
Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) by Patricia Briggs ★★★★★
The Last Blackstone Dragon (Blackstone Mountain, #0.5) by Alicia Montgomery ★★★★
Master vs. Mistress (Red Chyrsanthemum Series) by Em Brown ★★
Mastering the Virgin (Mastering the Virgin Box Set Book 1) by Simone Leigh ★★★★
The Naughty List (Make Mine A Menage, #1) by Jodi Redford ★★★
Zog by Julia Donaldson ★★★★★
Alpha’s Blood (Midnight Doms #1) by Renee Rose ★★★
A Girl, a Goat, and a Zombie (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #25.1) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★
1. How many books have you read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
This April I have read 17 books. This is the most I have read in one month for a few years now! I pushed myself and challenged myself to read more. For some reason I am a bit apprehensive to congratulate myself and be happy for it.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in April? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
The books I enjoyed the most were Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) by Patricia Briggs and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling. I feel happiness and comfort when I read my favorite book series and read about my favorite characters. Mercy Thompson has once more proven herself to be one of the best characters I have ever read! Also reading the first book of the Harry Potter series for the first time ever in my wonderful Hufflepuff edition was a dream come true!
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
This April I have gone overboard with Kindle freebies – mostly erotica Kindle freebies and some of the were not so great. Fork In The Road by J. Coyne was more of a blurb than a real story with severely underdeveloped characters and very visible “new writer” style.
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
The whole month was dedicated to the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon reading challenge which I decided to try out for the first time. I choose the books for all twelve prompts and ended up reading ten out of those twelve. I even squeezed in some books to fir for my other challenges and I feel very good about those. I was escaping the plan all the time by getting some Kindle freebies and reading those instead.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
I finished the last Mercy Thompson book I had and got the series up to date – now I I can wait for the last book Smoke Bitten to come out in mass market paperback. I read all the Kitchen Princess manga I had as well. I tried a lot of new book series on Kindle and have finally started the Harry Potter series in my own hardcover Hufflepuff edition which I plan to continue on reading.
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
The Vegetarian was well off my comfort zone and it has stayed with me. I would like to try to push it for my book club reading when I get a chance to since I want to discuss it more but have decided not to make a review on it just yet. Harry Potter was a dream to read!
Final thoughts on April 2020 reading
April was a weird month in general I hope I will spare some positive energy for some May reading. I’m still in awe for the number of books total I’ve read. I’m hoping my thoughts will settle better for O.W.L.s Magical Readathon walktrough post I’m planing to write soon!