How are we nearly half way through 2017 already?
I can’t believe April is already over. I swear all I did was blink and suddenly it’s May and we’re almost half way through 2017. Is it just me or is this year going by extremely fast? I wish it would slow down a little because there are so many books I want to read before the year is over with 🙈. That aside, April was a busy month where I used reading to procrastinate on everything. Because, you know, when you want to avoid things the proper thing to do is crawl into your reading hole and pretend said things don’t exist. Although, due to what I call ‘stress reading’ I ended up reading way more than I have in a long time. In fact, during the last four days of the month I binge read four books. That hasn’t happened in years! I kind of veered a bit off of my TBR though and didn’t get to The Night Circus like I wanted to (hopefully soon). Being a tad stressed and busy aside I’d say it was a successful reading and blogging month! 😁
-Read + Reviewed-
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab [REVIEW]
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab [REVIEW]
-Read But Didn’t Review/Reread-
Torn (Wicked #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Another JLA book this month. I always end up binge reading her books in a day and during a time when I can’t stop to write a review. However, it was such a good book! I’ve not read a lot of darker faerie books but I seriously love that her’s have that element. I so can’t wait for the last book to be released!
A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW] (AKA my most reread book. I lost count after the 15th time. 🙈)
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios [Reccomendation]
Real, Mine, and Remy (Real #1-3) by Katy Evans
I binged all three of these in three days so it’s safe to say that I enjoyed them. However, they were so full of tropes and very over dramatic at times. Plus, possibly had some bad mental illness rep. Even with pretty good writing and interesting characters I couldn’t justify over a 3 star rating.
Dragon’s Lair (Wind Dragon’s MC #1) by Chantal Fernando
I actually really loved this one! I have a minor addiction to biker NA novels and ended up binge reading this one in a few hours. It was a bit cliche and possibly had some insta-love but I ended up enjoying it despite that. My only problem was that the beginning felt like I had been dropped into the middle of the story rather than a beginning. It took me a little bit to get into it because of that.
-Other Posts On The Blog-
- Standalone Sunday | Bellamy and The Brute
- Blogiversary Q&A Answers Part 1 | All About Books
- Blogiversary Q&A Answers Part 2 | More Bookish Questions
- Waiting On Wednesday #17 | The Wood
- 5 Reasons You Should Read The Bone Season & A Playlist
- The Pros & Cons Of Being A Mood Reader
- Standalone Sunday | I’ll Give You The Sun
- Waiting On Wednesday #18 | The Cruel Prince
- Blogiversary Q&A Answers Part 3 | Blogging and Random Stuff
I’m betting my favorite read for April is completely obvious- A Conjuring of Light. Seriously, the perfect ending to an incredible trilogy! I’m still not over it. I will never be over it!
So, remember that whole only buying books whenever I’m going to read them soon thing? HA. How long did that last guys? Five seconds? In my defense, most of these books were either $2 or free. (Because Kindle Deals are my weakness. 🤦)
- A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab
- Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
- The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco
- The Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
- The Gatekeeper’s Sons (Gatekeeper’s #1) by Eva Pohler
- Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
- The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1) by Rachel Morgan
- Fire in Frost (Crystal Frost #1) by Alicia Rades
- The Gifting (Gifting #1) by K.E. Ganshert
You see that gif? That represents how May is going to go reading wise for me because two of my most anticipated books are out and I’m preparing to feel all of the feels and have major book hangovers. I might not even be on much this week because I’ll be in my reading hole binge reading A Court of Wings and Ruin. So, if you guys don’t hear from me until the middle or end of the week you can assume that A) the book has killed me B) I’m trying to process what I’ve just read or C) I’m catching up on my sleep from having stayed up all day and night to read it. Any of the above is plausible but a mixture of B and C is most likely.
Aside from being way too excited to read the above two lovelies, I’m sticking to the same blogging plan I’ve been sticking to the past two months. A monthly discussion, monthly recommendation, alternating memes, a few reviews, and a bunch of being spontaneous. I’ve finally gotten back into posting two to three times a week and plan on keeping that up as well.
Also, here’s to hoping I don’t hit a reading slump! With two very highly anticipated reads I’m a little worried. 😂
I hope everyone had an incredible April full of great reads and that you all have an even better May! 💕
What books did you read in April? What was your favorite? Did you have a good blogging month or just a good month in general? What do you plan on reading in May? 😊