With the arrival of May, it’s time to take a moment and look back at what books I read during April. It was quite a busy month yet despite that I was able to get in my regular reading time. With each passing month and each book that I managed to read, I am steadily whittling down my enormous TBR. This April 2020 reading wrap-up goes over the books read in the month and my general thoughts on each of them.
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April 2020 reading wrap-up
Ever since watching this movie in January, I was eager to read the light novel. Much like the movie, I really enjoyed this story. There is not a huge difference between the two, however, the novel provides some extra insight into the character’s thoughts as the events unfold which was interesting to read.
This volume started off a bit bizarre but quickly became less so and I enjoyed it so much. There is so much potential to where this series may go in the future that I honestly can’t wait, especially after some of the events that happened and were hinted at with this one. I love Komi so much and I hope this is a long series because I need as much Komi as I can get.
I can’t say that I loved this book. I often felt that the story, and especially a certain bunch of characters, were being pushed to behave in a certain way just because of who they are – this will make sense to those who had read these books, but I don’t want to spoil anything. This series has not been as enjoyable as the previous one but still has the potential to have a solid ending. I just hope it doesn’t go the way I believe it will because I will be disappointed.
These four comics tell the story of King Varian Wrynn’s return to Stormwind and the events that occur shortly after this. I really enjoyed these four comics and revisiting the lore that is covered in them. The artwork was really well done and I was happy to see the font used was significantly better than the one used in the graphic novels, which made these very easy to read. All in all, a great set of books for the Warcraft enthusiast.
The story arc in this novel is a bit different than what the rest of the series covers and yet fits perfectly as well. One nice part about this book is that Asuna gets to be in the spotlight, though Kirito still is present throughout.
This book contains three stories, some from the beginning of the series and one from later on – as the title indicates. I really enjoyed jumping back into the original SAO story and seeing the setting again along with the story. The final story in this book was completely new to me, as it was not even in the anime so that one was even more enjoyable as it was completely new content.
This was such a strange book. I honestly kept questioning whether this was a sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle or not. Eventually, it became evident that it was, but I felt that it took too long to get to that point. This book was alright and while I didn’t love it, I do plan on reading the final book in the trilogy soon.
April 2020 reading wrap-up stats
- Books read: 10
- Books purchased: 1
- Books purged: 1
- Books DNF’d: 0
I’m quite happy with how my reading went with April. I read quite a bit more than I had expected which is always nice. How much reading did you get done in April?