Looking Back at Our Bookhauls | April 2023

It’s that time of the month where we look back to see if we’re actually reading the books we add to our shelves! This is always an interesting post and kind of scary to be honest, haha. Today’s looking back at our bookhauls is all about April 2023. What did we add to our shelves that month? What did we read? Keep on reading to find out!


In April 2023, I added 15 books to my shelves. When our bookhaul was posted I had already read two of the books from that month. Let’s see how many I’ve read since then!

Neon Gods – Katee Robert

Neon Gods is the start of the Dark Olympus series and I kept hearing amazing things about it! After reading this book I completely understand why. This Persephone and Hades retelling was spicy, intense, and even a bit emotional. I’ll definitely be reading more of this series.

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels & The League of Gentlewomen Witches & The Secret Service of Tea and Treason – India Holton

I don’t read much historical fiction, but The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels had me laughing out loud and I though it was rather unique. I couldn’t tell you why I haven’t picked up the others yet, but I need to soon.

Part of Your World – Abby Jimenez

Abby Jimenez is an author that kept getting recommended to me and I finally read Part of Your World. The book started off a bit slow in my opinion, but I ended up loving it. The small town where the romance took place is definitely a place I’d love to live.

Yours Truly – Abby Jimenez
Currently Reading

Yours Truly is a companion novel to Part of Your World and I’m not that far yet. I already love the characters and feel for both of them in their own way. Once they start interacting more I know I’m going to love every minute of this book.

Pucking Around – Emily Rath

Pucking Around is a sports romance that was also really popular last year and I’ve been really curious about it. I think I haven’t read this one yet, because it’s almost 800 pages. I feel that that’s pretty long for a romance, but I still want to read this why choose romance.

Mile High – Liz Tomforde

Mile High is the start of the Windy City romance series and I believe every book is actually a different sport. I know a lot of people love this series and seem to love book two the most, but I’m still excited about Mile High. Again, I think this book being 600 pages is definitely making me think twice before picking it up, haha. I really think romances are getting longer and longer.

In the Lives of Puppets – T.J. Klune

TJ Klune knows how to hit you in all the feels and did so again with In the Lives of Puppets. This story was heartfelt, funny, and special all in one. I definitely see myself reading this one again in the future.

Happy Place – Emily Henry

Emily Henry is an auto-buy author for me and Happy Place was a book I loved. A lot of people didn’t love this one as much as her others and I can understand that, but I thought it was interesting to read. Even if I would’ve loved to have had our main characters just sit down and communicate.

Fourth Wing – Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing was a very hyped release last year and I loved it! I was very lucky to receive and early copy of the audiobook, and I couldn’t put it down. I’m glad I have this one on my shelf as well.

One For My Enemy – Olivie Blake

Olivie Blake wrote The Atlas Six and I loved that book. Even though I haven’t continued with that trilogy yet. One For My Enemy was another one of her books receiving a lot of praise and is about two rival witch families. I need to sit down and get caught up with her books.

Amari and the Great Game – B.B. Alston

I actually bought Amari and the Great Game for middle grade May last year, but didn’t get around to it. I’m hoping to change that this year and see where Amari’s story goes. The third book releases later this year, so I need to read this one.

If He Had Been with Me – Laura Nowlin

If He Had Been with Me was another hyped release that everyone kept saying was really emotional. It was indeed very emotional and I just couldn’t put it down! This is definitely a tragic love story.

Tress of the Emerald Sea – Brandon Sanderson

Tress of the Emerald Sea is a book I’d describe as cozy. This book is one I thought I’d love and I was right. There are some quirky characters and Tress has a very interesting adventure. I think I’ll reread this when I’m more caught up on the Cosmere books, so I’ll catch more of the Easter eggs.

End Result
Read: 8/15 – 53.3%
Currently Reading: 1/15 – 6.7%
TBR: 6/15 – 40%


I only got 6 audiobooks on Audible last year in April. Those usually have a higher chance of getting read by me. So let’s see if that’s true once again.

Throne of Glass 0-4 – Sarah J. Maas

I had already read this series but last year I also listened to the audiobooks for a reread. And you might’ve seen that I did the same thing this year. I adore this series and I really like the audiobooks. Just talking about the series makes me want to reread it again haha.

Daughter of the Deep – Rick Riordan

I totally forgot about this one until I looked up last year’s bookhaul to be honest. This one was part of a sale so I basically got it for free. I don’t feel too bad about not having read this one but I would like to do so at some point.

End Result
Read: 5/6 – 83,33%
TBR: 1/6 – 16,67%


That’s this month’s looking back at our bookhauls! Have you read any of these? If we haven’t read something, what should we read first? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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