Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #33



  • Monster Vol. 2 by Naoki Urisawa
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Summer House by James Patterson & Brendan DuBois
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Horrid Henry & the Secret Club by Francesca Simon
  • Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt


  • Outsider by Stephen King
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • The Lost Boy by David Pelzer
  • The Push by Ashley Audraine
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Couple at No. 9 by Claire Douglas
  • The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Hi, everyone! Again, better late than never! Here’s my wrap-up post for all the books that I’ve read in April. April is one of the busiest months for me because of holy week, my cousin’s birthday, and some personal errands that I have to attend to. With that said, April was a very chill month for me in terms of reading because I don’t have a lot of time. It’s a good thing, though, that I am almost 50% into my reading challenge for this year, so I’m also not much into a hurry to read a lot of books + I also avoid feeling pressured to read so many books these days.

The first book that I got through this month was Monster Vol. 2 by Naoki Urasawa, this series just keeps getting better every volume. It took me a while to get into the second volume because I’m more focused to read my physical TBR, but I really wanted to read some manga at the start of the month, so that’s that. I gave this book 4 stars!

The second book I read this month was The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides and though some of my bookish friends didn’t quite like this, I really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t have figured out that twist at the end if it was dropped in one fell swoop. So that’s my only comment, the last few chapters were spent giving the readers a lot of hints as to what the final twist is. I still gave this 4 stars though!

Another book that I read in April was The Summer House by James Patterson. It took me a while to get into the writing style and the story itself because I’m not big on military fiction, so some of the terminologies are new to me. But once I got used to it, I really started enjoying the story. It’s not the perfect novel, and I’m sure it’s not something that will stick to me for a long time, but I really enjoyed it at the time when I was reading it so I gave it a 3.5 stars.

I also read The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo this month, which has been recommended by a lot of my Instagram moots for the longest time and I’m so happy that I finally got to read this. I mostly read this via audio and it really made my reading experience so much better! The audiobook was narrated by the author herself, and it was delivered with so much truthfulness and feelings that it made me make sure/double check if this is a non-fiction novel. Rated it 4 stars!

The next book I read was part of the Horrid Henry chapter books, Horrid Henry and the Secret Club! I just discovered this through one of my bookish online friends, and it was such a fun experience. I felt like a reading slump was coming, so I had to read something light and quick. And this was the perfect book for that. Gave it a 3 stars!

The last book that I was able to get through the month of April is Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt. This was one of the horror books that I’ve been looking forward to reading ever since I got into the genre late last year, but unfortunately, it was quite a disappointment. The whole book felt like the main character was just ranting and complaining about everything that’s happening in his life. He was also such a horrible person and very ungrateful even to those who helped him. I gave it 2 stars.

So those are the books that I read in April. How about you? Any new favorites?

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