April Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up

April was another slow reading month but I really enjoyed everything that I read.

That’s something that I’ve been noticing that even though I haven’t been reading a lot but I’ve been loving what I have been reading.

I had hoped to read more but I was traveling and didn’t have as much time as I had thought I would. I went to Oklahoma to go see my mom and it was a wonderful trip, my grandma came with and so my mom, grandma, little sister, and I all piled into a suburban and went on a little road trip. We drove to Arkansas to go to a state park called the Crater of Diamonds and we drove to Memphis Tennessee to go to Graceland. I had such a wonderful time. As soon as I got back though I was hit with such a packed schedule including my BFs 30th birthday, a ton of work to catch up on, Avengers Endgame, our anniversary and I just didn’t have any mental energy to dedicate to the blog until now, so lets get into April’s Wrap Up.

The Fifth Season
by N.K. Jemisin
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was amazing, I had no idea what to expect for this or where the story was going to go but I was blown away by the story and Jemisin’s vision. I feel so unworthy to be writing my own book after reading this.

The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter
by Theodora Goss
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed this so much and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since, I loved all of the gothic horror references and characters, the cameos were all fantastic and I was just getting hyped whenever a character that I recognized came in. I can’t wait to jump into the sequel that is 700 pages long and I still have to read the 800-page novel that is the Priory of the Orange Tree, I have so many big books to read and I feel so overwhelmed by them.

When We Left Cuba
by Chanel Cleeton
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was so excited to see that was a thing that was happening. As soon as I finished Next Year In Havana, I was wondering where my Beatriz novel was, she was so interesting and I just wanted to know more. Then I saw that When We Left Cuba was being published and I was so excited. I enjoyed this but it also felt unrealistic, I did really like it but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
by Diana Gabaldon
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed this a lot more than I enjoyed the Fiery Cross, there was so much more happening this time around even though this still feels like a build up novel, some plot devices gained traction but were still waiting for a couple more events to build up and take off.

Animal Farm
by George Orwell
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This was an impulse read, I picked it up because it was a short read. I had previously read this in high school, I think I was a junior so about ten years ago, gonna brush off the fact that my ten-year reunion is going to be next year…

I enjoyed this a lot more this time around, I feel like since I have more life experience and growth as an adult and that allowed me to really think about and connect to the story in a way that I didn’t as a student.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was a reread for me and I really enjoyed it, I ended up tabbing my favorite passages and I think 250 pages out of 400 are tabbed now. I’m looking forward to continuing on with the trilogy reread.

I think this is the first month where I don’t have a least favorite, this month was filled with 4 and 5 star reads. My favorite of the month is a straight up tie between The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter and the Fifth Season.

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