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April ended up being a pretty decent reading month for me though I did have a couple DNFs and didn’t really fall in love with many of the books I read, which is always disappointing. But I got through a lot of books that I wanted to read and am happy about that. I got slightly off track from what I had lined up to read for April but it’s not really that surprising. While I’m great about sticking to my lists sometimes, usually I’m pretty terrible. But regardless, I’ll talk first about the books I read in April and then list the books I hope to read in May.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Winger by Andrew Smith and Half Bad by Sally Green: I was so excited to finally get to these books, they’d been on my list for a couple of months. I’m still listening to The Winner’s Curse but I’m pretty happy with it so far. I LOVED Winger and definitely recommend it. I DNFed Half Bad. I hope to someday maybe pick it up again but the beginning was weird for me and I didn’t like any of the characters. So I put it down for a while.
NIL by Lynne Matson and Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock: I enjoyed Nil a lot even though it was a little different than I had thought it would be. I was excited for Camp Boyfriend because who doesn’t enjoy a summery romance? But I DNFed this one because I just could not stand the MC. And the triangle drove me insane. I won’t ever finish this one. And that makes me sad.
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt and Wild by Alex Mallory: The Chapel Wars was really cute and I enjoyed it but didn’t love it as much as I did Going Vintage by Leavitt. Wild showed up as part of an ARC tour so I needed to read it and send it on quickly. I’m happy I got the chance to read it but, again, I didn’t love it.
Zita the Spacegirl and Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke: These were so much fun. I have the third for review but requested it because my daughter loved these. Now I’m so glad that I did and that I finally read these books. Such fun but also full of emotions. I definitely recommend them.
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger: I listened to this on audio and I definitely recommend both of these books on audio. They are fun and fast and have great characters. I can’t wait for the third book!
Reboot by Amy Tintera and Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr and Otherbound by Corrine Duyvis: I’ve already started Reboot and doing the read-along with Epic Reads. So far it’s pretty interesting. Loki’s Wolves was on my list last month and just didn’t get to it. I hope to this month. I’m getting Otherbound on an ARC tour and am looking forward to it.
Talker 25 by Joshua McCune and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatle: Talker 25 was also on last month’s list but didn’t quite make the cut. I’m hoping to read it this month and hoping that I’ll like it. The third Zita book comes out in May and we’ll all be reading it!
Breakable by Tammara Webber and Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel: Lucas!!! And Peter Pan!! I can’t wait for these two!
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern and The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes: I am beyond excited for these two books. Beyond.
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva and Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff: If I get through all my other books, I’ll start on these. I’m really excited for both of them as well. And apparently comparing books to John Green and Rainbow Rowell is the thing to do now, there are at least two on this May list that are described that way. We’ll see how those comparisons hold up.
What books will you be reading in May? What was your favorite book you read in April?