April Reading Wrap Up

Thanks to my first readathon, April turned out to be a really great reading month. Lately, I haven’t exactly been in a reading slump, but I haven’t been reading at my usual pace. So I’m glad I was able to get a lot of books off my TBR this month. One of my reading goals this year was to read more nonfiction, and this month, I did. And they ended up being some of my favorites. I also ended up finishing a series, rereading a favorite, and finally getting around to a book I’ve owned since I was eight and never read. So this was definitely a successful reading month.

Check out the list below to see all of the books – nineteen of them – I read in April. And let me know what your favorite book of the month was!

1. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida (translated by KA Yoshida & David Mitchell)
Finished April 3
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book that’s been translated to English
Rating: ★★★★✩

2. Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Nick Scott & Noa Gavin
Finished April 5
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★★✩

3. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Accidie
Finished April 5
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book that’s under 150 pages
Rating: ★★★★★

4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (audiobook read by Tim Robbins)
Finished April 8
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book you haven’t read since high school
Around the Year in 52 Books – a book with a great opening line
Rating: ★★★★★

5. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Finished April 12
Around the Year in 52 Books – a book with one of the 5 Ws or H in the title
Rating: ★★★★✩

6. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
Finished April 13
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★✩✩

7. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Finished April 14
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – a middle grade novel
Series Challenge
Mount TBR
Rating: ★★★★✩

8. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Finished April 16
Series Challenge
Mount TBR
Rating: ★★★★✩

9. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Finished April 18
NetGalley ARC Review
Rating: ★★★★✩

10. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Finished April 20
Our Shared Shelf Book Club
Rating: ★★★★★

11. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Finished April 20
Reading New England Challenge – drama
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – a play
Rating: ★★✩✩✩

12. Egghead: or You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone by Bo Turnham
Finished April 23
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book written by a comedian
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Rating: ★★★✩✩

13. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
Finished April 23
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book with a blue cover
Series Challenge
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Rating: ★★★★✩

14 Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Finished April 23
Series Challenge
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Rating: ★★★★★

15. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Finished April 23
Around the Year in 52 Books – a childhood classic
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Rating: ★★★★✩

16. Austenland by Shannon Hale
Finished April 23
PopSugar Reading Challenge – a book guaranteed to bring you joy
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Rating: ★★★✩✩

17. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
Finished April 24
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – a book by or about a person who identifies as transgender
Around the Year in 52 Books – a book you’ve seen the movie of, but haven’t read
Rating: ★★★★✩

18. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
Finished April 27
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – a collection of essays
Rating: ★★★★★

19. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Finished April 29
Rating: ★★★★★

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6 thoughts on “April Reading Wrap Up

  1. I love counting on a readathon to increase my book count! I’m glad you liked How to Build a Woman, I’ve been thinking about reading it but I’m afraid I won’t like it…

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