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.

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#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??

 

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#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?