May Wrap Up

Hello lovelies!

This month has been kinda quiet here. As soon as I can wrap my head around it,  I will (hopefully) be posting mini-reviews on these books. I’m also thinking of giving this blog a makeover as soon as I have more time. I’m not going to bore you with the usual excuses, you know them as well as I do, so let’s just jump right into the wrap up:

28243032#1 We are okay by Nina LaCour
Goodreads; Review will be up soon
My rating: ★★★★★

One of two books my friend C sent me after gushing about it for months. The MC’s anxiety made me feel anxious in the beginning but thankfully I got used to it and it didn’t bother me much later. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it is now one of my favorite lgbt contemporaries

 

 

33961635#2 Ein bisschen wie Unendlichkeit by Harriet Reuter-Hapgood [The Square Root of Summer]
Goodreads; Review will be up soon
My rating: ★★★★

The second book that was recommended to me and also the German translation for once. I was surprised that I got so easily accustomed to reading German again, since I’ve only been reading books in English for years. The book was quite entertaining plot-wise. I loved those science bits and pieces, although I wasn’t really a fan of the time-travel thing? I could not wrap my head around it and had some musings of what they really mean on my own and it didn’t quite match up.

 

 

 

April Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

I’m taking a break from all that’s happening at my mom’s birthday brunch right now and instead taking up the chance to write this Wrap-Up outside. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!

This month has been quite productive for me reading-wise (and also in regard to posting more or less regularly I have to say). I’m glad I managed that with the new job and everything. I guess it’s a good thing I now have a commute of 40 mins.

Anyways, I read six books this month and at least 2.5 of them happened because a friend talked about binging everything on the currently reading pile before Always and Forever Lara Jean would arrive. I think, I just subconsciously followed her advice because wow I haven’t been on a roll like this for a few years at last.

So here’s the list:

25372801#1 All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Goodreads
My rating: ★★

I’ve started this book back in January and I liked it a lot back then. I only gave it two stars because it’s unfortunately also one of those books that got pushed back because I wanted to read other new books first and when I finally got back to it, I lost touch with it. It didn’t feel interesting anymore and I found it a bit weird and boring? But I also often get this feeling whenever I take too long to finish a book.

32737127 #2 Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★

I’m a sucker for biographies. Especially when they are written by people I like, find inspirational, or feel like I can somehow identify with. I enjoyed reading Lily Collins’ book, although there were quite a few too many tumblr-like inspirational quotes for my taste. Netherless, she manages to convey the importance of loving and standing up for oneself and it is something that should be remembered more often.

30849412

#3 The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Goodreads; My review
My rating: ★★★★

Certainly a surprise read. I didn’t think I would like this book as much as I did; but then the plot didn’t develop as I thought it would either.

 

28374007#4 Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★★★

It is sooo good!! I finally got around to reading TDC and I fell in love with everything and everyone instantly. I was quite sad when I found out that the second book isn’t out yet. How am I supposed to wait until September??

 

30269126

#5 Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★

Another one of those books that I was looking forward to reading- Space, duh- and wanted to love but didn’t. Right from the beginning I was overwhelmed by the amount of  different species and races and planets. I hoped I would get it all later but I got even more confused. I also couldn’t warm up to the characters, so I tried to fight my way through the book but in the end I was mostly skimming the pages to see what was going to happen.

30312860#6 Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Goodreads; My review
My rating: ★★★★★

Do I even have to say anything about this book? You probably got that from my other posts but this is the book I looked forward to the most this year. And yes I was very lucky and got it early. I really really loved it a lot. It couldn’t have been better. If you want to hear me ramble about how amazing it is, go check out my review!

This was quite the eventful book month. I already have three more books on my tbr pile thanks to visiting friends (I’m not complaining ;)) and I can’t wait to start them. Guess the pile isn’t shrinking soon. Have you guys been reading any interesting, mindblowing books this month?

 

March Wrap Up

And another month comes to an end. I can’t believe it’s already April, time surely flies. To keep even better track of the books I’ve read, I decided to join the monthly wrap-up posts. Whenever I’m checking my goodreads challenge I feel like I missed some books, so I’m going to put my re-reads in here too. Let’s take a look at the books, shall we?

29939230
#1  A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Goodreads; My review
My rating: ★★★★★

Honestly, there’s nothing I didn’t like about this book. The perfect ending for this amazing trilogy. I can’t wait to read Schwab’s other stuff. I swear, I had more to say in the review.

23513349
#2  Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Goodreads
My rating:★★

I wanted to like this book so much. I tried. I have never been able to relate to poems and while I agreed with the feminists ones, I just didn’t know what to do with the others. Bekka over at Stories and Sweets managed to catch most of what I felt while reading in her review. Go check it out!

15749186
#3 To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han
Goodreads
My rating: ★★★★★

While talking to my sister about everything that could happen in Always and Forever Lara Jean, I might have noticed that I didn’t quite remember what exactly happened in which book. So,naturally I had to start my re-read immediately and I even managed to finish this book in a day. I forgot how nice it is to just read an old favorite again and notice all those little things over and over again.

This month felt like way more books, but I’m probably confused by all the books I started (and have still not finished – oops) and all the fanfictions I read? Maybe I can up myself next month. What books have you guys read and enjoyed in March? 🙂