I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have months where it feels like I didn’t read. But surely I had to read something, didn’t I? It’s what I do, I read. I have a blog, an Instagram account, and pursuing an English degree, all of which concern and influence my reading habits. So why can’t I remember what I read last month?
Thankfully, I have a Goodreads and a personal reading journal that reminds me what I read in April.
Most of what I did read in April were either graphic novels or short stories, with the exception of Thirteen Reasons Why (which I read in preparation for the Netflix series). Looking back, I didn’t read as much because I was too busy watching series after series on Netlflix.
Books Read in April
- This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
- Saga Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- “Feeders and Eaters” by Neil Gaiman
- “Singing My Sister Down” by Margo Lanagan
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
- “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
- Stories from the Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
- “The Frog King”
- “The Giant and the Tailor”
- “Sharing Joy and Sorrow”
- “Sweet Porridge”
- “The Golden Key”
- “Tom Thumb
My favorite reads this past month is definitely We Should All Be Feminists because I think it should be read by everyone. It is about feminism and why we need and how to address the problem and make a change for the better moving forward.
My least favorite read was “Singing My Sister Down” because I had no idea what was going on until I talked about it with someone. I thought it was about a weird sacrificial ritual when it was actually about the death penalty. Yeah, I was completely off.
- The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
*I finished reading it before posting this.
Shows & Movies I Watched in April
- 13 Reasons Why
- Jo Koy: Live From Seattle
- The OA
- Michael Che Matters
- Trevor Noah: African American
- Paper Towns
- Making a Murderer
- Louis C. K. 2017
- The Secret Life of Bees
- Rock and a Hard Place
My favorite show was 13 Reasons Why and The OA, I can’t choose just one because they were so good for very different reasons, but they both left me wanting more. I can’t wait for the second season of each show. My favorite movie was Passengers because it was just fun to watch even if it’s not the best movie in the world, I would definitely watch it again to pass the time.
I don’t have reviews for most of the things I’ve listed on here, but if you want to talk about something go ahead and let me know, I would love to talk about it…. Especially The OA.