April Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.

After a lackluster reading month in March, April was sooooo much better. I’m finally back in the swing of things, both reading-wise and blogging-wise. I can only hope that the trend continues through May! Luckily, at the end of the month I will be off to New York City for BookCon and I’m so excited for it. If you will be at BookCon as well, please let me know and maybe we can arrange a big group meetup or something at the convention or maybe for dinner! As excited as I am for the convention, I’m probably even more hyped to be seeing the Anastasia musical that Friday night. Ahhhhhh!!!

Books Read

  • Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente – physical book, 3/5 stars, REVIEW
  • The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy – audiobook, 1/5 stars
  • The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #3) by Erika Johansen – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – physical book, 5/5 stars, REVIEW
  • Black Moon (Zodiac, #3) by Romina Russell – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • The Big Inch (Misfits and Millionaires, #1) by Kimberly Fish – physical book, 5/5 stars, REVIEW
  • The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight, #2) by Melissa Grey – physical book, 3/5 stars
  • Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3) by Morgan Rhodes – physical book, 4/5 stars
  • Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer – physical book, 4/5 stars, REVIEW
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – physical book, 4/5 stars

Total Books Read: 10

Overall in 2018: 29

Reading Challenge Updates


  • A book by two authors – Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)
  • A book by a local author – The Big Inch (Misfits and Millionaires, #1)
  • A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Goodreads Challenge

Total: 29/75

Previous Total: 19/75

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How did your reading month in April go? Were you able to read all of the books on your TBR? Did you read any new favorites? What book did you like the least? Did you do anything fun or interesting?




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18 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.”

  1. Great recap, and wow you got through so many books this month as well. I’m glad you enjoyed Cress and Obsidio, both are all time faves of mine so I always love it when more people read and love the same books I do you know? 🙂 I have The Disappearances on my to-read list, one day I’ll get around to it, and oh good luck with all your reading challenges as well. You seem to be on track for your Goodreads Reading goal which is more than I can say at the moment! 😀

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    1. Thank you so much! And yes, I totally get what you mean haha! I hope you enjoy The Disappearances more than I did. I know most people really enjoyed it so I’m thinking that I went the completely wrong way by listening to the audiobook version.

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  2. I really need to get to Obsidio. I’m just waiting for the audiobook to come in at the library then I’ll deff be picking up my copy of it. I also so glad to see you enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I read that a couple of months ago and really liked it.

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      1. Obsidio is turning out to be a bit of a slow process which sucks because I’m really excited to read it. Thankfully I have other books to hold me over. Aw, glad you still enjoyed it.

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  3. you legit had me googling Cress LOL! smh, looks like you had a pretty good quality reading month. Obsidio!!! *sobs* so happy you also loved it & I am not alone with this void I feel in my heart now that it’s over. You’re going to have so much fun at Bookcon but Anastasia sounds even better! ❤ ❤ ❤ happy reading in May! 🙂

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    1. Hahaha yeah, not sure it should technically count as a vegetable but I’m making it work lol… I can’t believe Illuminae is all over now. How much longer do we have to wait for their next series again?!.. And I know, I’m so excited! Ahhhh!!!!


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