April 2024 Recap & Haul Time!

May 9, 2024

β˜” April reading β˜”

It’s time for another wrap-up/haul post and some reading statistics!

I totally thought I had already posted this and then I found it in my drafts. 🀑 Whoops! I’d like to call April the “everything sucks” portion of my reading slump.

✨ month at a glance ✨

  • books completed: 16
  • books DNFed: 6
  • avg rating: 3.7
  • avg pages read per day:Β 155
  • best book(s): Bewitched
  • worst book(s): Darkest Unsolved Mysteries

✨ monthly checklist ✨

This section usually goes in my TBR post, but I decided it made more sense to put it in my recap posts. I’m trying to make monthly progress on my 2024 goals, so I’ll keep up with those here!

The grey bar is to show how far along I “should” be by now, with the purple bars showing how much progress I’ve actually made as of the end of the month! I’m doing pretty well on my seasonal and prompt jars, but not so hot on the rest. πŸ’€

✨ ratings ✨

(each title link will direct you to my review for more thoughts!)

emoji key:
🎁 review copy
πŸ’ž buddy/group read
πŸ” re-read
🎧 audiobook

5 stars

  • No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall πŸŽπŸ’žπŸŽ§
  • Bewitched by Laura Thalassa πŸ’ž
  • Memento by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff πŸ’ž
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff πŸ’žπŸ”πŸŽ§
4 & 4.5 stars

3 & 3.5 stars

2 & 2.5 stars

1 & 1.5 stars


✨ hauls ✨


I did a great job sticking to my book ban in April! The only books I bought were pre-orders I paid for ages ago and kindle sales for a couple bucks each.

review copies:

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read or hauled, or what was something nice that happened in your life?


β€” destiny β™₯


More about Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

1 Comment
    1. Progress is still progress ???? you theoretically still have half the year ahead to flip it around!

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