Hi everyone! This month has really been… something. I was in a bit of a reading slump at the beginning of the month, but guess what happened once I realized that my exams were very very close and that I needed to buckle down and study? Yup, I wanted to read all the things.
Luckily I did manage to behave a bit adult-ish and devote a lot of time to studying, but that has made me incredibly stressed and anxious. My first exam is now only a week away and I feel like I need to be doing so much more and that I’m not ready at all and AAAAH. Please help.
Anyway, the April TBR that I made was a complete fail but I’m still pretty proud of the things that I did manage to read this month, considering how stressed I’ve been! Now let’s hope that I won’t spend the whole month of May having panic attacks because of my exams, and that I’ll still get to read a few books!
The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding – This was so cute and so lovely and I just really liked it. Check out my review here.
Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts – This book had a vlogger, superheroes, an f/f relationship and a very epic battle. What more could I want?
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I reread this in preparation of Leah on the Offbeat and I loved it even more than I remembered.
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir – I picked this up on a whim and it completely blew me away. I can’t wait for the sequel!
We Carry the Sky by McKayla Robbin – I reread this because I remembered loving it so much when I first read it but it ended up being a bit underwhelming?
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman – So good??? I loved the characters, the plot, the anxiety rep, basically everything.
The Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander – I didn’t expect to love these books as much as I did. Check out my reviews here and here.
Sunny by Jason Reynolds – It’s no secret that I love Jason Reynolds and the Track series, and I had super high expectations for this one, but somehow I was still surprised by how much I loved it.
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy – I still feel a little conflicted on this one. It was okay; I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. I just expected a lot more.
I started listening to the audiobook of Leah on the Offbeat today and I’m only 1.5 hours in so far, but I’m loving it! It’s amazing to be back in this world, to see the characters again, and to get to know Leah better. I’m also currently reading Meet Cute, which I didn’t expect to pick up because 1) I’m usually not the biggest fan of anthologies, and 2) the reviews for it haven’t been the best, but I’m liking it so far! It’s perfect for me right now, because everytime I need a break from studying because it’s just too much, I can just sit down and read a story.
That was everything I read in April! Now tell me, what was the best thing you’ve read this month?