Month in Review: April 2021

April was a slightly better reading month than the rest of this year, as I checked out physical books from the library for the first time (yay!) and took it easy on myself and got some graphic novels that I sped through. With the weather getting warmer, I’m looking forward more and more to easy days reading in the sun and I have several ongoing current reads I hope to finish up this month.

But here’s what I did last month! Thanks to Jenna @ Falling Letters for the inspiration for this feature and template!

Books finished:

  • The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
  • displacement by Kiku Hughes

Books reviewed:

Actionable reads:

I’ve started donating to organizations each month (when I can) inspired by the books I’m reading, thanks to @reading_theend who shared this initiative a couple months back. See my Instagram post for more about it. My aim in posting about it is to encourage others to do the same if they’re able and highlight some organizations doing great work!

  • Asian Solidarity Fund: (inspired by The Island of Sea Women): I talked more about this month’s actionable reads in a post with resources but inspired by the book and the increased hate crimes committed against Asian people around the world, I donated to this fund organized by Canada Helps. Donations will be split between many organizations that support Asian communities across Canada.
Screenshot of a graphic on a webpage. Illustration of two hands holding in the shape of a heart against a black background. Text reads "Gifts matched: donate to the Asian Solidarity Fund. Stand in solidarity with Asian Canadians and double your impact today!" with a donate button below.

Discussion posts:

Challenges check-in:

  • 0/13 books read from my 2021 Chosen TBR
  • 0/4 read from my 2020 Chosen TBR
  • 0/5+ read from books I own
  • 6/10+ read from my TBR
  • 233/150 books on my Goodreads TBR

In the book community:

Upcoming in May:

  • Many reviews (mini and lengthy)
  • More musical poetry
  • Some new-to-me bookish memes!

Clearly I have a lot of reviews to catch up on, as well as those challenges, though interestingly one of the graphic novels I read last month is by the same author as a book on my chosen TBR for the year. But I’ll have to be more deliberate when I reserve my next stack of books from the library.

What was your favourite read in April?

Screenshot from Canada Helps website.

2 thoughts on “Month in Review: April 2021

  1. I have The Island of Sea Women but I haven’t read it yet! Also, giving to organizations based on books you read and inspire you is a great idea 🤩

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