It turns out I didn’t binge watch Buffy Season 2 or finish all of Bones in April like I had thought I might. I still watched a lot of Bones and some Buffy but not enough to finish them. Which is okay because I actually got some reading done! I read a lot more than I had expected. And that’s always a good thing. I hope I can keep it up because I have a TON of books I want to read in May. If you’ve looked at the books coming out this month, then you probably do too. Here’s what I read in April and what I really hope I can read in May!
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett and In a Perfect World by Trish Doller: I absolutely adored Alex, Approximately and actually went on to read a couple more of Jenn Bennett’s books last month afterwards. Unfortunately, I was a little bit disappointed in Trish Doller’s In a Perfect World. But the setting of Cairo was still really interesting to see.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray and Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer: I feel kind of horrible because I actually DNF’d DtS. I don’t know what it was about it but something just wasn’t clicking. I was not interested in it at all. And I feel really bad about it. LttL was amazing, though! I’d heard so many people talking about it and how good it was that I was a little nervous, but I ended up loving it and reading the whole 400 pages in one day!
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo and How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake: IBIATCL was also a little disappointing for me. I was really looking forward to this one but the MC was just a little too childish for me. HTMAW did live up to my expectations, though. And I was so nervous because I loved her first book but I also definitely recommend this one! Especially those looking for LGBTQ books!
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June and Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: ISWG was an okay Cinderella retelling that was cute and fast. EaHM was fantastic and a must read if you loved Fangirl.
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole and Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli: I was really excited for both of these but neither lived up to my expectations. They both lacked a bit of emotion and a real connection for me.
Kindling the Moon and Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett: I picked up this series because of Jenn Bennett and Alex, Approximately. They were fun and the second one was definitely better than the first. I’ve already downloaded the third and can’t wait to see what happens!
Saga Vol 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld: I’m a huge Saga fan and this one did not disappoint. Spill Zone is a really good start to a series but I’m looking forward to learning more about the messed up world.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas and Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare: Yep. I pre-ordered these two and I can’t wait to read them. I plan on starting each as soon as they are in my hands!
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cuzzo and Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts: Royals everywhere! I’m so excited about both of these.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: I’m so excited for these. But also have really high expectations and am so nervous. Lord is a favorite author of mine and WDMR looks so cute, I just want to love them both!
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios and Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser: Two more highly anticipated books. This list is basically all of the books I’m sure excited for but have been putting off because I’m so scared to read them.
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen and Roar by Cora Carmack: I LOVE Sarah Dessen’s books and am so excited to have traded for this ARC! And this is also where I admit that I’ve never read a book by Cora Carmack but that I’m looking forward to this one.
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis and Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn: I really love a good middle-grade fantasy and this one includes both chocolate and dragons, so I think this one’ll be good. I don’t know much about SW but I’m looking forward to this new graphic novel.
That seems like a lot but it’s actually less than what I ended up reading in April. I’ll still be really happy if I can get them all read!
What are you hoping to read this month?