April 2021 reading wrap-up

With the arrival of May, it’s time to take a moment to back at the books I read during April. Each month I do my best to read as much as I can. Some months are better than others, but I am determined to get through all of the books that I own. Over the last two years, I have been able to take my enormous TBR down to a more reasonable amount and it shrinks with every month. Reading is one of my favorite activities, it provides entertainment and a chance to learn something new. It doesn’t matter if you read one book a year or one hundred, any amount of reading is great. This April 2021 reading wrap-up showcases the books I read during the month. Perhaps it will provide you will some encouragement to read more and check out books, authors, and genres that you may have otherwise missed out on reading.

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April 2021 reading wrap-up

Godzilla: Complete Rulers of Earth Vol. 1 & 2 by Chris Mowry

This was a series of comics that my son wanted me to read. He is a huge Godzilla fan and was eager to see what I thought of them. I can’t say where in the Godzilla universe this story happens. The art was quite good, though it was clear they put much more effort into drawing the monsters than the people. There were times when so many things were happening at once, it was hard to keep track of which monster was fighting which and what the heck was going on. Overall, this was a decent collection of comics. I may have enjoyed it more if I was more of a Godzilla fan though.

Yona of the Dawn Vol 25-29 by Mizuho Kusanagi

This series has been spectacular so far. With each volume, I fall in love with the characters and world even more. The story had been building for the last few volumes and I knew a big event was going to happen, however, I was ill-prepared for the turn of events of these five volumes. It left me sitting there chain reading them to see how things would turn out for the characters and at times yelling at them to do something different. I cannot wait to continue this series because the ending of volume 29 left such a cliffhanger that I need to know what happens next.

Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night by Tui T. Sutherland

The fifth book in the Wings of Fire series focuses on Sunny, the Sandwing of the group. There were a lot of far-too-convenient things happening in this book. In a way, it felt like the author was forcing certain events to happen by having them land at Sunny’s feet throughout the entire novel. Things became a little more interesting at the end when a certain confrontation happened, yet even that couldn’t overcome the fog of convenient events. All in all, this one was okay.

I have been told that the series gets much better after this one, so I will continue to read – mostly so my son and I can talk about them.

Sword Art Online 12: Alicization Rising by Reki Kawahara

I can’t really go into too much detail on this one, as it’s so far into the Sword Art Online series that I would ruin the series for anyone who hasn’t read it yet. I really enjoyed this volume, though it was quite short, it did have a lot happen during it. If I didn’t already know what was going to happen next, because I have seen the anime, I would have immediately dove into the next one as it’s a major cliffhanger ending.

Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 12 by Tomohito Oda

After the previous volume, which I enjoyed but felt didn’t hold up to the rest of the series, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one. I still love the content of this series and the characters, especially Komi but I had some lingering doubts about where it was all heading. But I went in with an open mind knowing that Komi never ceases to entertain me. This volume follows the characters as they enter spring break. Komi is thrown into even more unexpected scenarios and it was entertaining to watch her struggle and then triumph through them. I still have a small dislike for one tiny bit of the story that is developing but as a whole, I loved this one.

World of Warcraft: Traveler: The Spiral Path by Greg Weisman

This is the second book in the Traveler trilogy. Makasa and Aram, along with their growing band of traveling companions, have been through quite a lot. Still reeling from a recent loss, they must continue their journey through unfamiliar lands while they are pursued by an unrelenting group of adversaries. I have read this book before, but I wanted to reread it so that I could finally finish the trilogy. I really enjoy how the story and world are brought together with the sketches scattered throughout the book. It allows us to see what the areas and characters look like. Whether you are familiar with World of Warcraft or not, this is a great middle-grade series to read and I highly recommend it. I look forward to seeing how everything comes to a head in the final book.

April 2021 reading wrap-up stats

  • Books read: 11
  • Books purchased: 2
  • Books purged: 0
  • Books DNF’d: 0

I hope you enjoyed my April 2021 reading wrap-up. What books did you read this month?


8 Comments

  1. Ok you are an inspiration! You finished 11 books this month? That’s impressive. I was just about to ask if you had any tips on reading more and I saw your link to your TBR post. Thank you! I definitely need to just schedule some more time to read.

    1. Author

      Thank you. 11 books is a pretty good amount of reading, though I will admit it’s certainly not the most I have read in a single month. Glad you were able to find the TBR post for tips on how to read more. I hope they help you out and you can make some time to read.

  2. Good for you for reading the Wings of Fire series with your son. I have only read the first one so far. I did read the Harry Potter books with my boys and also the Twilight series. It’s fun to have shared literary experiences. Thanks for sharing your April reading wrap up!

    1. Author

      Thank you. I figure if he wants me to read something he loves I might as well give it a try. Not only does it encourage him to read more but it allows me to read books I might have otherwise not picked up. Plus chatting about the books afterward is always fun.

    1. Author

      I hope you are able to find time to read one of these days. Even if you can find a few minutes in the morning or evening, you may be surprised how much reading you can get done.

    1. Author

      It does sound like a lot of books but for me, it’s an average month of reading. Audiobooks are great when you don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read. I like to listen to audiobooks when I walk my dog every day. I hope you find some time to read or listen to some books soon.

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