April 2020 Reading Wrap-up

While March seemed to drag on forever, April passed by in a blur. Due to all of the chaos we’ve been dealing with since mid-March, my blog posts suffered, and I failed to post a March wrap-up as well as an April TBR Talk. Things are still crazy, and I feel like I’ve been working even more now despite doing all of my appointments from home. My reading time has suffered a bit, but I managed to squeeze in a decent number of books for the month of April, so I’m not too disappointed in the outcome.

Here’s my April reading wrap-up:

Title Author Rating Recap
Bad People Craig Wallwork 5 One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a while—can’t wait for the sequel!
Husk Rachel Autumn Deering 5 I adored this novella and am patiently waiting for the author to release something new.
Monsters and Animals J.F. Gonzalez and Wrath James White 4 I think this counts as my first true extreme horror experience, and I won’t forget it. Ever.
Dead Daughters Tim Meyer 5 Meyer’s work moved higher up on my TBR list after another stellar read.
Saint Sadist Lucas Mangum 5 This novella was a binge read. I ordered 4 more of the author’s books immediately after I finished reading it.
Normal People Sally Rooney 5 The only read on my list with no elements of horror this month. I binged this in less than 24 hours. It’s one of my favorite books. Currently watching the new adaptation on Hulu and I’m obsessed.
Broken Angels Graham Masterton 4 Another thriller in the Katie Maguire series from this author. I’ve always loved stories set in Ireland, and that’s what originally drew me in to this series. I’ve grown attached to some characters and will continue to make my way through these.
Shock Rock Volume 1 Various; edited by Jeff Gelb 3.5 An early 90’s anthology of rock-themed horror fiction. There were several standouts in this collection, and I’ll definitely be seeking out more of those authors’ work.
Jedi Summer with the Magnetic Kid John Boden 5 I treasure John Boden’s words. Everyone should be reading his work. I’d been saving this, but once I saw that there’d be a new edition coming from Poltergeist Press this summer, I knew I had to read it. Loved it, as expected. I’ll write a proper review for it soon!
Vampyrrhic Simon Clark 4 This is what I’d call a creeptastic vampire novel. There are a couple of scenes in particular that I’ll never forget. Between this one and BLOOD CRAZY, I’ve been convinced to read more from this author.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s May TBR Talk post…

2 thoughts on “April 2020 Reading Wrap-up

  1. I love that cover for Saint Sadist so much. And I’m always down for some Graham Masterton. I haven’t read any of these though! I’m definitely adding them all to my TBR!!

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