Monthly Wrap-Up | April

Posted May 4, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in monthly wrap ups / 0 Comments

April seemed like both a long and short month. I’m still plugging away of filling out job applications and working and reading, along with trying to remain sane in this state (Stupid Texas). I was about to say that April was probably my worst month for reading (in terms of how many books read); however, I just checked, and I ended up reading 11 books. I do not remember this, so that’s how the month went for me.

Books Read

I was super excited to read this book, and I was so glad to see more diversity in Jane Eyre. I was a bit disappointed and felt like a lot of the supernatural elements were a bit flat.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is probably my least favorite book for the year, at this point. If you want to know all my feelings about this book, go look at the review.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

And this is my favorite book for the year so far! I thought it was inventive and had such amazing themes. It was a great blend of dark and light academia.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was strangely good but weird. I didn’t really understand the point of Nell’s character, nor did I enjoy reading her part’s in the novel.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Such a gorgeous, heartbreaking, thought-provoking book! I definitely will re-read this book in a few years. My only real complaint is that McCann needs to stop writing such gorgeous lines that make me want to highlight the entire book.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I know this will anger some people, but I didn’t really enjoy the book. It was fine. Nothing to really write home about. I kept reading to know what happened to Chase, but I couldn’t care less about Kya.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I’ve really expanded into reading more romance than I have in previous years. This definitely hits the spot of being a fun and flirty romance with great characters and Asexual and Black Women representation.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I sometimes think I totally understood what I read, then I think back and I’m like nope, I missed it entirely. I really loved this novella. I thought there were some weak points but overall it was enjoyable. If you don’t watch Doctor Who (or watch/read any scifi), you’ll need to truly suspend your disbelief.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It was fine. Nothing too egregious, but nothing too new. The fact that I’m reading it in 2022, and it was first printed in 2005 was a big problem. Also, trying to cover from the top of Canada to the tip of Brazil/Chile was a huge problem, as it was too big of an area to properly cover.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I was expecting something a bit different from the summary than what I read. I was hoping more for more of a morally grey woman who was perfectly fine with killing these men. I was also bothered quite a bit by the fact that so much of the novel was slightly off to reality and history.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I read this book because I saw a TikTok where this book was said to be a complete shock by the end. I was quite disappointed when I finished because I was not shocked or even mildly surprised. I think I’ve read/listened/watched to too much crime shows. I also either hated or was annoyed by every single character.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Comparison & Stats


9 Books
2,738 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, & Light
2 Nonfiction; 7 Fiction
Top Genres: Contemporary & YA
Average Rating: 4.14


11 Books
4,048 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional & Dark
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: YA & Contemporary
Average Rating: 3.91


10 Books
Top 3 Moods: Dark, Adventurous, Tense
2 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Fantasy & LGBTQIA+
Average Rating: 3.81


11 Books
Top 3 Moods: Mysterious, Challenging, Reflective
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: Literary & Mystery
Average Rating: 3.59

Books from Owned TBR

Finished: 1

Currently Reading: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

The other three are on my TBR for May now.

What was your March reading like? How did it compare to January or February? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading Darlings!

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