April 2022 | In Review
April was a pretty busy month for me in terms of reading. It was the final month in the UNO challenge I was participating in, and I also did the Magical Readathon, Mythothon, and Spring Fling-O-Ween as well. Four readathons meant that I did a ton of reading, and frankly a lot more than I realized too considering I ended up getting distracted playing Hades and watching anime...
As you will see from my breakdown, my reading was rather diverse this month as I read a fair share of titles both of a textual and graphic medium. Sadly though, I only ended up getting one audiobook in this month, only because it literally took me the entire month to read it. I also read a good amount of ARCs and new releases this month as well which I consider a success.
Onto the statistics!
I read 15 books, 1 audiobook, 4 novellas, 11 volumes of manga, 4 webcomics, 2 short stories, 4 graphic novels, and 1 anthology for a grand total of 42 titles and roughly 9,326 pages read.
I DNF'D 1 manhwa and 1 book this month because for one the plot and characters were rather clunky, and the other just wasn't interesting. Here are the titles I ended up putting down:
The Tale by Yang-chul DJ
Devil House by John Darnielle
Also not included in my total are a couple of webcomics I started reading that I am either still making my way through them as they are ongoing, those being:
DEAR.DOOR by Pluto
Love So Pure S2 by Plan B
Here are all the books I read. If you want to check out my reviews, click on the pink links!
Spear by Nicola Griffith
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
The Chosen (Night World #5) by L.J. Smith - REREAD
Black Dawn (Night World #8) by L.J. Smith - REREAD
Graceling (Graphic Novel) by Kristin Cashore and Gareth Hinds
Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley
Dark Waters (Small Spaces #3) by Katherine Arden
The Night Shift by Alex Finlay
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead
The Boy & The Wolf by Z-Pico - REREAD
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Howls from the Dark Ages by P.L. McMillan and Solomon Forse
Herrick's End (The Neath #1) by T.M. Blanchet
Tomorrow, Make Me Yours by Kaoruko Miyama
The Cat Proposed by Dentou Hayane
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving
The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao
Heartstopper Vol.1+2 by Alice Oseman - REREAD
Gallant by V.E. Schwab
Cheri, My Destiny! by Okoge Mochino
The God and the Flightless Messenger by Hagi
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
The Hole by Hye-young Pyun
The Hellbound Heart (Hellraiser #1) by Clive Barker
Mother's Spirit Vol.1-2 by Enzou - REREAD
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law #3) by Joe Abercrombie
Love So Pure S1 by Plan B
Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
In terms of quality, I was all over the board. I had some five-star reads, which is really rare for me, but I also had some one-stars. Otherwise, most I ended up enjoying fairly well, or they were just mediocre.
Fantasy - 18
Romance - 9
Horror - 8
Classic - 4
Mystery Thriller - 3
As usual, fantasy tops the list of most genre read, which is no surprise. I was also clearly in the mood for horror this month, and romance too, as I read a fair amount of them. In a plot twist though, I ended up reading 4 classics...and classics I never gravitate to.
Best of the Month - Castle Swimmer
Worst of the Month - Spear and Nothing But Blackened Teeth