April 2021 Wrap-up!

It has been a month for mystery/thrillers, with so many of my top reads this month in that genre. I have dropped the ball on reviewing, however, so there’s this big backlog that is practically sentient and glaring at me now.

Also I got a big gash on my shin at the start of the month, had a hectic time caring for the wound for weeks and yet it did not heal completely, finally went to the doctor (hesitantly because, you know, COVID) and got a diagnosis for something worse. It has been a MONTH.

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has read 92 books toward her goal of 300 books.
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9 books, 3 webnovels, and 9 manga/graphic novels, to a total of 21 books!

Awesome!

If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
If I Disappear The Mary Shelley Club The Forest of Stolen Girls Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry
Blue Flag, Vol. 6 by Kaito Sha Po Lang [杀破狼] by Priest
Blue Flag Vol 6 Sha Po Lang (Winner is King)

Pretty Good!

BL Fans LOVE My Brother?! by Mimu Oyamada This Wonderful Season With You by Atsuko Yusen Spy x Family, Vol. 5 by Tatsuya Endo First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
BL Fans Love My Brother?! This Wonderful Season With You Spy x Family Vol 5
First, Become Ashes
Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 1 by Aya Kanno Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders She's Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman
Requiem of the Rose King Vol 1 Victories Greater than Death She’s Too Pretty To Burn
The Silver Arrow
Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 2 by Aya Kanno Laughing Under the Clouds, Volume 1 by Karakara Kemuri Faraway Wanderers - 天涯客 by Priest Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Volume 1 by Mone Sorai
Requiem of the Rose King Vol 2 Laughing Under the Clouds Vol 1
Faraway Wanderers/Tian Ya Ke
Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide Vol 1
七爷 [Qiye | Lord Seventh] by Priest
Lord Seventh (Qi Ye)

Try it Out Maybe?

Wahcommo by Luis Nct Alpha Bots by Ava Lock
Wahcommo Alpha Bots

Reading Challenges progress —>[Skip]

  1. Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
  2. Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
  3. Beat the Backlist 2021 Reading Challenge
  4. Series to Finish Challenge
  5. Debut Author Challenge 2021
  6. Audiobook Challenge 2021
  7. SpaceTime Reading Challenge
  8. 2021 New Release Challenge
  9. Retellings Reading Challenge
  10. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
  11. Year of the Asian Reading Challenge
  12. Page-a-Thon Challenge

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 17/55 books (Special Agent)

If I Disappear She's Too Pretty to Burn The Mary Shelley Club The Forest of Stolen Girls

On track


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 65/260

BL Fans LOVE My Brother?! This Wonderful Season With You If I Disappear Spy x Family, Vol. 5 First, Become Ashes Wahcommo She's Too Pretty to Burn Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) The Silver Arrow The Mary Shelley Club Alpha Bots (The Womanoid Diaries, #1) Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry The Forest of Stolen Girls Laughing Under the Clouds, Volume 1 Blue Flag, Vol. 6 Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Volume 1

20 books behind


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 29/120 books

Alpha Bots (The Womanoid Diaries, #1) Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 1 (Requiem of the Rose King, #1) Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 2 (Requiem of the Rose King, #2)

22 books behind


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 0/12 new series + 6/12 old series

Nothing this month

Behind by 3 series


Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 3/20 books

Nothing this month 😦

Behind by 5 books


Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 29/50 books

She's Too Pretty to Burn The Silver Arrow Alpha Bots (The Womanoid Diaries, #1) Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

12 books ahead


SpaceTime Reading Challenge

Progress: 17/40 books

Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) Sha Po Lang [杀破狼]

on track


2021 New Release Challenge

2021 New Release Challenge

Progress: 58/200 books

BL Fans LOVE My Brother?! This Wonderful Season With You If I Disappear Spy x Family, Vol. 5 First, Become Ashes Wahcommo She's Too Pretty to Burn Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) The Silver Arrow The Mary Shelley Club Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry The Forest of Stolen Girls Laughing Under the Clouds, Volume 1 Blue Flag, Vol. 6 Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide, Volume 1

12 books behind


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 14/25 retellings

Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 1 (Requiem of the Rose King, #1) Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 2 (Requiem of the Rose King, #2)

Requiem of the Rose King is a retelling of English history during the War of Roses.

7 books ahead


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 16/50 books

The Forest of Stolen Girls Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 1 (Requiem of the Rose King, #1) Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 2 (Requiem of the Rose King, #2) Laughing Under the Clouds, Volume 1 Sha Po Lang [杀破狼]

The Forest of Stolen Girls is set in Joseon era Korea, Requiem of the Rose King is set during the War of Roses, Laughing Under the Clouds is set during the Meiji era, and Sha Po Lang is an alternate history steampunk.

5 books behind


Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

Progress: 10/51 Prose books by Asian authors

The Forest of Stolen Girls Faraway Wanderers - 天涯客 七爷 [Qiye | Lord Seventh] Sha Po Lang [杀破狼]

The Forest of Stolen Girls is written by a Korean disapora author; Faraway Wanderers, Lord Seventh and Sha Po Lang are by a Chinese author

6 books behind


Page-A-Thon Challenge

[7612] pages in [14] books


ICYMI


Stacking the Shelves #121


Other news

  • I am discontinuing the On the Pod series of posts, and Shouting from the Shelftops series will be temporarily suspended.
  • I am considering an anime-themed series of posts, but I am working out the details now.

 

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