April in Review

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

Month in Review is a monthly roundup that I started doing in March 2018 to share all of the books that I read and other bookish things!

I read 14 books (+1 DNF) in the month of April, and re-read half of Jane Eyre! It was a good mixture of backreads and ARCs and I feel good about the progress I made. Click the links below to be taken to my review for the book.

  1. * Tin Man by Sarah Winman, ★★★★☆
  2. Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan, ★★★★☆
  3. Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob Appel (copy provided by author), ★★★☆☆
  4. City of Shards (Spellgiver Book 1) by Steve Rodgers [ DNF @ 25%]
  5. * Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope, ★★★★☆
  6. * Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand, ★★★★☆
  7. * Wildfell by London Clarke, ★★★☆☆
  8. Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation–and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock, Sara Laschever, ★★★★☆
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, ★★★★★
  10. * The Seer’s Curse by J.J. Faulks, ★★★☆☆
  11. Family Jewels (Rose Gardner Investigations #1) by Denise Grover Swank, ★★★★☆
  12. Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery #1) by Denise Grover Swank, ★★★★☆
  13. For the Birds (Rose Gardner Investigations #2) by Denise Grover Swank, ★★★★☆
  14. Hell in a Handbasket (Rose Gardner Investigations #3) by Denise Grover Swank, ★★★☆☆
  15. * Lady Helena Investigates (Scott-De Quincy Mysteries #1) by Jane Steen, ★★☆☆☆

ARCs are noted above by an asterisk *

Total Books Read in April: 14
Total Books Read in 2018: 55
Goodreads Reading Goal: 50 100

Book Haul 
I added a few books to my shelves this month. Have I read any of them? No. Will I stop buying books even though I ran out of space on my shelves long ago? Also no. 


Yes, I bought Children of Blood and Bone. It was so good I needed a copy for my bookshelves!

Blog News & Schedule
I have settled on an official blogging schedule beginning on May 1: new posts will be made every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday! I have the first few weeks planned out for posts and am excited to continue to grow into my blog the more I work on it.

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Nerd Narration

    May 1, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    How was Tin Man?? I’ve been so intrigued about this one, but see NO ONE talking about it!!

    1. Kaleena

      May 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM

      Overall I enjoyed it, but I did struggle a bit at the beginning. I gave it 4 stars, and my full review is scheduled to post on Thursday morning. 🙂

      1. Nerd Narration

        May 1, 2018 at 3:47 PM

        I look forward to checking out your review then. Have you read her other works or was this a first for you?

        1. Kaleena

          May 2, 2018 at 12:01 AM

          This was actually my first read of hers, but I definitely want to read more of her work. Have you read anything by her?

    2. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 15, 2018 at 6:35 PM

      I wanted to let you know that the review has been posted and linked into the post, in case you missed it!

      1. Nerd Narration

        May 15, 2018 at 6:38 PM

        Thank you!!! I hadn’t seen it yet! I’ll definitely check it out!

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          May 15, 2018 at 6:41 PM

          You’re most welcome, gotta celebrate its book birthday! 🎂🎉

  2. Manon

    May 2, 2018 at 7:26 PM

    You’ve read some great books last month! I really enjoyed Song of Blood & Stone.
    Happy reading!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 15, 2018 at 6:36 PM

      Yea, I was pretty fortunate with my April reads for the most part! I hope you are having a great reading month!

  3. dragonsandzombies

    May 3, 2018 at 6:45 AM

    Oh wow! That’s a lot of books 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed Margaret Atwood! I don’t pick up her books very often, but when I do I enjoy them! The MaddAddam Trilogy is probably my favourite

    1. Kaleena

      May 3, 2018 at 2:24 PM

      I am ashamed to admit that I haven’t read any other of her works other than the Handmaid’s Tale like 4 times, haha! Would you recommend The MaddAddam Trilogy, then?

      1. dragonsandzombies

        May 3, 2018 at 10:16 PM

        Oh, definitely! It starts a bit slow but getting better from book to book and the dystopian setting is great & scary at the same time

        1. Kaleena

          May 4, 2018 at 2:35 PM

          That sounds great, I will have to add to my TBR. 🙂 Thanks!

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