Welcome to our April wrap up! We have quite a few books to share with you this month since we had spring break! Unfortunately said break (and Malka being sick over said break) was also the cause of our sporadic posting and interaction the second half of the month. We’d promise that next month will be better, but with upcoming finals we’ll make no such promises! As usual, all covers link to Goodreads!
I had a really fantastic reading month! Besides for the number of books read, I also touched upon some goals of mine and read a few anticipated releases!
I finished up Strange the Dreamer after starting it in January, finally got to King of Scars, and read Little Fires Everywhere after having it on my shelf for MONTHS! I read Small Town Hearts, The Boy Who Steals Houses, and Serious Moonlight within a month of their release. And I managed to read two review books! You can see my review for a Prince on Paper here, while my review for The Flatshare will be up at the end of May!
Despite having spring break, this month my reading is one of the lowest its been since the beginning of the year. I mean. Maybe not. I am being a little dramatic. But I’m only the littlest bit bitter since I wanted to reach 100 books read this month. Imagine my horror upon realizing that I had 3 days left to read 5 books. Needless to say, I did not meet my goal, leaving me with 22/26 books read. But I did read some fantastic books this month that I’m super happy about!
I managed to read all the Alice Oseman books I could get my hands on (curse UK vs. American publishing), and I read A Lite Too Bright, which was absolutely fantastic and not what I was expecting at all!
I know 3 books doesn’t seem like very many, but to me this is a buying spree! I got Starry Eyes from the Uppercase promotion to get signed books for $5. (It didn’t include shipping, but oh well, it’s Jenn Bennett.) And I bought both Serious Moonlight and If I’m Being Honest on vacation! I only managed to read Serious Moonlight so far, but If I’m Being Honest is top priority for May!
I was super excited to read A Prince on Paper book after finishing a Duke by Default and I’m so glad I was approved to read and review this one! You can read my review here!
And just a few days ago I got approved for Prom-Wrecked, which comes out in less than a week, but sounds like a lot of fun!
I went on an actual buying spree this month. Though I did pre-order The Boy Who Steals Houses so it’s not technically an April purchase, I did go crazy in the used books section at the Strand. I mean $1 books! How could I resist??
Things We Did:
This month was woefully uneventful. We did not do much. Certainly not anything book related.
Although Malka did start buying some book sleeves for herself after Chana introduced her to this wonderful creation!
I bought two this month. The first one I bought from Belle’s Book Sleeves to transport some of my books when I went on vacation. It’s so cute and worked wonderfully!
The second one I bought from With A Book Sleeve after we became reps! I figured another book sleeve couldn’t hurt. Even though it didn’t arrive before I left on vacation (since I ordered it too late) I can’t wait to use it in the future! If you’re considering buying a book sleeve you can use PAPER10 to get 10% off your purchase if you see a pattern you like!
Posts We Loved:
Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews discusses what you need when you start a blog.
Xandra @ Starry Sky Books wrote a great post with tips for new bloggers.
Marie & Drizzle and Hurricane Books discusses how to be your best blogging self.
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight shares some cover glow ups.
Tasya @ The Literary Huntress discusses representation and the difference between an experience that isn’t your own versus problematic content .
How was your month? Did you get a lot of reading done? Was it more excited than ours? Have you read any of the books we did?