April Monthly Wrap-up

This is probably going to be really funny to my readers and I guess you’ll get to see how my brain works a little bit. Anyway, I’ve never read this many books in a year up to this point before and I realized if I pushed myself and read five books this month, I’d finish my 19th book in April. Why is this such a big deal? Well, if you know me IRL or you’ve been following my blog at all this month, then you know my birthday is April 19, and I thought it’d be kind of fun to read my 19th book in April just for funsies. I’m happy to report that I finished my 19th book during Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon on April 30th!

My favorite book I read in April was DEAR EMMIE BLUE by Lia Louis, followed very closely by A RIVER ENCHANTED by Rebecca Ross. My least favorite book was THE HORSE AND HIS BOY by CS Lewis.

Books Read
Books Reviewed


Books Read: 5

Pages Read: 1,808

Average Rating: 4.1


Books Read: 19

Pages Read: 6,191

Average Rating: 3.97

May Plans

How did your April go? What are your plans for May? Mine are quite ambitious because I’m participating in Wyrd & Wonder and Bout of Books.

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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16 replies
  1. Freda Mans-Labianca
    Freda Mans-Labianca says:

    I think your 19th book on the 19th was awesome! (Happy belated birthday, btw).
    Dread Nation has been on my list for some time now. I read Darling Girl, (Have a giveaway on my blog currently for it.) and liked the dark retelling of Peter Pan. It was different. Hope you enjoy it too!
    Happy May!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Freda! 😀 I hope you enjoy Dread Nation when you read it. That’s really cool that you have a giveaway for Darling Girl on your blog. It’s my Book of the Month pick for May.

  2. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    Congratulations on your 19th book! I’m so glad you enjoyed Dear Emmie Blue, it’s one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy Where the Crawdads Sing, as it was also one of my favorites.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Wendy! 😀 Yes, I’m so glad you gushed about it on your blog. I adored Dear Emmie Blue so much. I hope I love Where the Crawdads Sing too.

  3. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    If all goes well (airline, Covid), I’ll be heading back to New York to visit my older daughter and family. That’s about 9 hours of reading between airport, flight, then train. I have several books I’m finishing so I’ll need to figure out what to start!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Oh, that’ll be awesome! 😀 I hope you have a great flight full of awesome reading. Whenever I fly somewhere, I always sleep. Although, if the flight’s long enough, I’ll read.

  4. Karen
    Karen says:

    19 on 19!! Whoop!

    I just checked my total and it’s 16 – probably my worst to date total ever but I feel good about it. I AM reading so yay! and some months are better than others. I don’t feel pressured anymore so it’s still a win for me. Bad for blogging content though ha!

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Woot woot! 😀 I think that’s awesome, Karen! Reading and enjoyment are the main thing. If you’re not enjoying reading, then there’s no point. So, no pressure is great.


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