April 2020 reading wrap-up

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

Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai

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.

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 6 by Tomohito Oda

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.

Warriors: Starlight by Erin Hunter

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.

World of Warcraft: Books 1 to 4

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.

Sword Art Online Vol. 7: Mother’s Rosary by Reki Kawahara

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.

Sword Art Online Vol. 8: Early And Late by Reki Kawahara

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.

Castle In The Air by Diana Wynne Jones

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?


  1. What a great month of reading! I was so determind that I would read loads during lockdown, so far I have managed 250 pages! Most of that in the last 2 days, Pathetic show!

    1. Thank you. I have heard a lot of people struggling to read right now. Even I have had some days where I really don’t feel like opening a book. Even if you read a little bit that is still good.

  2. You have a great mix of genres here, and 1 book purged for 1 book purchased is a very healthy way of doing things. I read 6 books in April but some of them were quite long and heavy going. You have lovely photos in this post too !! Xxx

    1. Thanks. I like to read a variety of genres so I get a wide range of stories to explore. I do try to get rid of books as I bring new ones in but the numbers don’t always match like they did this month. Six books is a good amount, especially if they were long ones.

  3. I’m always impressed by how much reading you manage in a month! Interesting choices, as well! Looking forward to your May reviews!

    1. Thanks. I actually feel like I have been slacking in my reading lately, especially if I compare the numbers of what I read in 2019, but I’m happy with reading some.

  4. I still need to watch Weathering You. I missed it when it was in theaters. And I love Komi Can’t Communicate. It’s a great series. I didn’t do much reading last month, but I plan to get back into it this month.

    1. I hope you are able to watch it soon. I hope you get plenty of reading done in May.

  5. We haven’t checked out the new Warriors series yet but loved the old one! Will have to put that on my to read list 🙂

    1. I hope you enjoy the new series. Warriors is such a great series for all ages.

  6. I’m always so impressed with how many books you read. I hold pretty steady at 3-4 per month. Thanks for the post!

    1. Thank you. Hey, that’s great that you can read a consistent amount.

  7. Wow, I have some catching up to do! Lol. I have read probably 1.5 books this month…do countless blog posts count? 🙂 Good for you!

    1. Even a single book read is worth celebrating. I would think blog posts count since you are reading them.

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