Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2022

Another month gone, and we are now a quarter of the way through the year. Wow, hard to believe sometimes. April is such a wonderful month. Even though it is typically pretty rainy here in the PNW it is also quite pretty with lots of flowers blooming. We also have lots of birds migrating through, so my backyard feeder host many birds I don’t see the rest of the year.

I also tend to get more reading done in April, partly because I am indoors because of all the rain, but also because of Spring break. I managed to get 15 books read this month. I also managed to read all of the books on my TBR except one. The one I didn’t get to is still on hold at the library, but I should be getting it soon.

Here are all the books I read, in order. Titles are linked either to my review for the book or to Goodreads.

Ghost Story was very cool. I loved watching Harry roam Chicago as a spirit. It was also interesting to see what happened after the events of the previous book.

Book of Night was really good and I quite enjoyed it. I am hoping that there is going to be a sequel, as the ending left you a bit hanging.

We Could be Heroes was also a fun read and a different take on the superhero genre. Another one that I would like to see a sequel or something with these characters in it.

Bad Actors was a hard one to put down. I really enjoyed the convoluted story with some twists that were hard to see coming.

Answers in the Pages was a really good story about book banning that I think captured what the many issues are about.

What Abigail Did That Summer was a fun little story set in the Rivers of London world. I enjoyed spending time with Abigail and everything she got up to that summer.

A Snake Falls to Earth was an ok middle grade novel. My main issue was with how slow moving it was.

Family of Liars was really good. It was fun spending time with the Sinclair family. It was another good story with some interesting twists.

Cold Days was another book in the Dresden Files series and it was just as good as the other ones.

Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death wasn’t as funny as I hoped it would be, but it was still a good read. It has lots of quirky characters and some nice plot twists.

Horror Hotel was a lot of fun for a horror book. Based on the Cecil Hotel in LA, we follow four ghost hunting teens who are spending Halloween in the hotel.

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief was great and I just loved the bloodthirsty killer unicorns. The chosen one trope was a little over done, but it was still a really good read.

Skin Game was the third Harry Dresden book I got done this month. ( I had a lot of yard work and other chores that left me with lots of listening time this month. This was a really good one involving a heist of Hades Vault.

City of Orange was a beautiful story about grief, family and friendship and how to find yourself and find your way home.

Meal of Fortune was also not as funny as I hoped it would be, but still a really good story. I liked that it included Eurovision, which I had never heard of, but sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

And that is a wrap! I can’t quite believe that it is May, but I am looking forward to all of the good reading I have planned. Until next time, Happy Reading!

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