April Wrap Up 2016

Hello everyone. Another month has wrapped up and I am honestly baffled by how fast the time has gone. April was a slow blogging month for me and I think part of the reason for this is because April was just so busy for me. To start, I said goodbye to 21 and hello to 22. Naturally I ate a lot of cake and stocked up on my books. On top of that a lot of family friends had an occasion to celebrate so it’s definitely been hectic. In my March Wrap Up the only two books I planned on reading were Salt to the Sea and Wolf by Wolf. I can proudly announce that I did read both of those books but sadly that’s all the reading I actually did so I’m hoping to read a bit more this month. 

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Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin: 4.5/5 Stars

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: 4/5 Stars

Features at My Midnight Musing

Top Ten Tuesday
5th April: Bloggers to Follow
12th April: Character Driven Recommendation
19th April: Books That Made me Laugh/Cry
26th April: Bookish Delights

Waiting on Wednesday
6th April: Strange the Dreamer
13th April: Blood for Blood
20th April: The Sun is Also a Star
27th April: Crystal Crowned

21st April: The Wine Book Tag
28th April: The Versatile Blogger Award

Favourite Posts in April

Reg @ She Latitude provided this wonderful discussion on the Books you DNF.

Aila @ One Way or an Author talks about her top 5 Pet Peeves in YA contemporary. 

Ali @ Arctic Books discusses the differences between reading as a blogger and reading as a reader.

Liam @ Liam’s Library looks at the causes of all those Book Hangovers. 

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner asks and discusses What Define’s a Hero?

Amy @ Book Enthral tells us why she stopped caring about ARCs.

Justine @ Bookwormaniac talks about that 5 Star Rating Dilemma.

Jorelene @ Page Chronicles offers this delightful post on Series vs Standalones.

Joey @ Another Afterthought talks about Navigation in Fiction and how our protagonists never seem to find themselves lost. 

Jeann, Jenna and Aila @ Happy Indulgence talk about the pros and cons of co-blogging and offers advice to anyone that’s thinking about co-blogging. 

May To Be Read List

I was quite proud of myself for sticking to my short but effective tbr list in April and because my family and friends know me so well I received a fair share books to add to my to read pile. My priority reads for May have to be The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (my copy FINALLY arrived this morning) and The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

With regards to the May releases I am so excited about Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee and the Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. 

In non bookish news I have been making steady progress in my Walking Dead marathon and all the characters basically need a hug. 

April was a busy month in my life but slow in terms of blogging.
How has April treated you? What books are you excited to read this month?


11 thoughts on “April Wrap Up 2016

  1. I am reading Wolf by Wolf now and am totally loving it already. And I heard such great things about The Serpent King. I hope you’ll like it. Same for The Raven King … shame on me for still not havnig read any of the Raven Cycle books. I WILL THOUGH!

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    1. Yay. I am so happy you’re enjoying Wolf by Wolf. It’s such an exciting read but I have so many questions. You must get round to the Raven Cycle at some point. The characters are just so loveable and precious. Plus you can binge read the series now haha

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  2. I can’t wait to read Wolf by Wolf and Salt the the Sea! Both are on my bookshelf now, just waiting to be picked up. Same goes for The Serpent King – I hope you enjoy it!! I’m looking forward to your review on it!

    Aww, thank you so much for mentioning my discussion post, Lois! I’ll be sure to check out the other posts you mentioned as well. 🙂 ❤

    Happy belated birthday (again)!! 😀

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    1. Both those books are so amazing. They just have so much much history and the characters are just so fascinating. I am so excited for The Serpent King.

      Thank you for writing such an insightful post. I always find myself nodding in agreement with everything you say haha.:D

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    1. I had a lovely day, thank you. It was clear in Both Wolf by Wolf and Salt to the Sea that a lot of research went into the book and they’re both so effective in their storytelling. I am so excited for my copy of The Unexpected Everything to come. 😀

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