Yesterday we talked about the books we added to our collections in April. Now it’s time to talk about what we read. How was our reading month? What did we read? Keep on reading our April wrap up to find out!
April was definitely a weird reading month for me. I was reading a lot of books at once and a few times I just didn’t feel like reading. So far this year it’s the month I read the least in, but I did end up reading 13 books (4 paperbacks, 3 ARCs, 2 audiobooks, 2 e-books, 1 graphic novel and 1 hardcover). I read a total of 4,732 pages and had an average rating of 4.3. So I definitely can’t complain. I’m still a little ahead of schedule. Let’s talk about what I read!
Crush & Covet – Tracy Wolff
After reading Crave I expected to enjoy the next book. If you told me I would get invested as I did and would buy the third book before even finishing Crush I would’ve laughed. In the end it was definitely the truth. I got so invested in this story and characters. I’m sad the fourth book isn’t already available. I need to know how it ends.
Opposition – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Opposition was the last book in the LUX series to finish my re-read of the series. You’d think out of all the books I’d remember the most of the final book. That couldn’t be less true, haha. I forgot so much of this book. I’m glad I did a re-read though, because I remember why I loved this so much.
In Love & Pajamas – Catana Chetwynd
Catana Comics is something that I really love.The comics are so simple and just so relatable. So of course I needed the next book they released. Once again I was left with a smile on my face when I was finished reading In Love & Pajamas.
Angelfall – Susan Ee
Angelfall has been unread on my shelf for far too long. A friend of mine loves this trilogy and wanted to do a re-read. I couldn’t help but read along and I’m glad I did. I have to say this book was a lot darker than I expected, but it was really good. I’m currently reading the next book, World After, and it’s good! I should be reviewing soon.
This is Not the Jess Show – Anna Carey
This is Not the Jess Show has been a book I’ve been wanting to read since I heard about it. I’ve been loving mysteries and thrillers and this one fit that perfectly. The 90’s pop culture references are a lot of fun and it does start out pretty creepy. I have to say this one ended up going in a totally different direction than I expected.
There aren’t many books about friendship (at least that I know of) and I was excited when I read the synopsis of When You Were Everything. Losing a friendship when you a grow apart isn’t easy. Especially when you’re so close. The author definitely put all the feels in this book and I’m glad I read it.
LJ Evans is an author that always makes me love her characters. Unmasked Dreams wasn’t any different. This one also has some suspense and I couldn’t put it down. Once again, she made it impossible for me to forget their story.
The Mary Shelley Club – Goldy Moldavsky
When I read this took place at a school and involved a mysterious club with an obsession for horror. I’m not a big horror fan, but the synopsis sounded really interesting. I enjoyed most of this book and definitely tried to put everything together with the main character. I have to say the ending disappointed me a bit. Some things felt rushed and just too easy.
You’ve Reached Sam – Dustin Thao
Okay, You’ve Reached Sam doesn’t release until November, but I couldn’t resist reading it. This is one of my most anticipated books of the year and I was so excited to read it. A friend and I decided to buddy read You’ve Reached Sam. This book is so filled with emotions and really shows us grief. The ending felt a bit rushed, but other than that I’m happy. I’ll be posting a full review soon.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Amanda Lovelace
Poetry isn’t something I normally read, but I’ve seen Amanda Lovelace’s books around a lot. Recently someone talked about the newest book and I had to say I was curious. I could read this one on Storytel and I’m glad I did. These are very emotional, but so well written. I’ll be reading more soon.
The Sky Blues – Robbie Couch
I’m always up to trying a new contemporary and The Sky Blues sounded right up my alley and I was right. The audiobook was really good. Our main character’s promposal gets leaked by someone in a very homophobic e-mail. I felt so bad for him, but I loved how the characters in this book ended up standing behind him.
With You All the Way – Cynthia Hand
After reading The How and the Why last year I put With You All the Way on my most anticipated list. After finding out her boyfriend cheated on her and when other drama occurs, Ava decides losing her virginity will help solve things. That isn’t the case her, but I think this book talked about the topic in such a good way. Ava really thinks about everything and I felt this book was very sex positive. What it means, if you should, the consequences and so many other subjects are dealt with. On top of that family secrets and other family dynamics play a big part in this book.
Favorite Book: When You Were Everything
Least Favorite: The Mary Shelley Club
Most Surprising: Crush & Covet
Unfortunately I haven’t been reading as much as I hoped it would. The last couple of days I managed to finish a couple of books though, so in the end I read 6 books in April. I did only read 1599 pages but I’m happy with the pace I’m currently reading at. So hopefully May will be different!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The last book in my reread! These past few years I have reread this books as least once a year haha. Sometimes even twice. While I can definitely see the flaws in the books I still feel a lot of love for these characters and for this fandom.
This Is Not the Jess Show – Anna Carey
I wanted to read this one as soon as I heard about it! It sounded like a really cool mystery and I saw some good reviews. Candyce and I buddyread this and I definitely enjoyed it. It was quite different from what I was expecting though!
to make monsters out of girls & to drink coffee with a ghost – amanda lovelace
I read Amanda’s previous poetry collections and I saw something about her newest online. So that’s when I remembered adding these to my Storytel shelf. And I read them both in no time at all. These are really good and I especially enjoyed the first one. I’m never sure how to put in words what my experience was regarding poetry but I really like Amanda’s work.
The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman
This was beautiful, I’m so happy I got a copy. As soon as I finished reading it, I wanted to read it again. Some of these lines are perfection. Even though I’m not American, I loved this a lot. I can’t wait to read and hear more van Amanda!
The Umbrella Academy vol. 1 – Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba
I don’t say this often but I think I prefer the show! It might be because I watched it before reading the comics, but it does seem to be true for me haha. While this was enjoyable, I think the story was easier to follow in the show and I really enjoy the changes they made. I do already have the second volume and will read that one but I’m not sure if I will pick up the third one.
Favorite Book: The Hill We Climb
Least Favorite: The Umbrella Academy
Most Surprising: This Is Not the Jess Show
So that’s what we read in April! If you’ve read anything we have let us know what you thought. What did you read? Anything we need to check out? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!