Well, I was furloughed and quarantined all of April while my husband worked as normal, so I hoped to read a lot. Apparently stress is not conducive to reading though, and I was pretty stressed at times. That being said, I still finished a good number of books, but not as many as I would have liked considering I was home with nothing that I had to do except my online school. I hope you all had a good April!
In April I Finished:
- 8 Books Total
- 2 Physical Copies
- 6 Audiobooks
- And I read 7 of the 10 books on my April TBR
- Most Addictive: Ghosts of the Shadow Market
- Will Stick with Me the Longest: It’s Kind of a Funny Story
- Most Heartbreaking: The Song of Achilles
- Honorable Mentions: Sorcery of Thorns
The Books I Read Were:
Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
Blurb: This genderbent Cinderella retelling is about thief and servant boy, Aidan, running into the Princess heir of the planet, Delia, as they both try to escape the situations they are stuck in, but sparks fly and neither can get the encounter out of their minds.
A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
Rating: 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Blurb: Simi comes from a long line of Indian vichole- matchmakers, so when she accidentally sets up her cousin, she must ward off the propositions from her family to become a matchmaker because that’s not what she wants- or is it?
Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen
Blurb: Levi Buchanan is cursed, just like the rest of the men in his family. They only fall in love once, and when they do, they fall hard. So Levi knows she is the one the first day he meets Jocelyn when she is 16 and he is 18. Only Joss doesn’t know it yet.
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Blurb: Matt was a clone, which meant that he was no better than an animal in most people’s opinions. But being the clone of the most powerful person in the Land of Opium gave Matt a lot more opportunities than other clones.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Blurb: Craig Gilner is a smart and capable young man entering high school, that is until the pressures of the elite school he attends make him feel inferior and like a failure. Upon being crushed by debilitating depression, Craig must face his fears and learn to be proud of who he is and what he can do instead of drowning in worry about what he cannot do. But what happens if the fears become too much to handle?
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Blurb: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has been taught that since she was a little girl growing up in the Great Libraries. The librarians are charged with protecting the kingdom from the magic that could be released with the lifelike books which give sorcerers power and can transform into monsters of ink and paper, if provoked. Elisabeth longs to defend the library, and this sends her on a journey she had never expected.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Blurb: Set in Greece in the age of heroes, this retelling of the Trojan War introduces the exiled prince Patroclus. and it tells of the journeys he takes as he begins the close friends and eventual lover of the demigod hero, Achilles.
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
Blurb: This book is a collection of short stories following the lives of many of the characters that we know and love. We see Jem’s quests as a silent brother, Matthew Fairchild’s bad deal, Anna Lightwood’s first love, the soul Valentine buys, the arrival of Jace, Alex’s confrontation, the hidden lost Herondale, Ty and Livvy’s experiments, and the coming of troubles from Thule.
Ok! There are all the books I read! I’m in the middle of two more books, but I guess they’ll have to go in my May reading!
My May TBR
- Night of the Dragon
- Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
- Chain of Gold
- Messy Spirituality
- The Honey-Don’t List
- The Kingdom of Back
- A Heart So Fierce and Broken
- The Cruel Prince (I’ve finally decided to start the Folk of the Air series! 😱)
Alright, that’s the end of my wrap-up! What are your plans for this month?
I hope you all had a nice, relaxing April and are going into a good May! Let me know if anyone needs to talk, and I hope you are all staying safe and healthy out there ❤️