Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 2015 Wrap Up

Well... I know I'm technically three days late on posting my April Wrap Up, but it seemed like a better post idea for a lazy Sunday. Besides, it's not like I really hold myself to posting a wrap up post on the first of every month. I don't even think I posted a March one. Oops.

Anyway... Can you believe that April is gone already? Seriously... where is the time going this year? It's so hard to believe that we're already in the fifth month of the year.

I guess you could say that I had a pretty good reading month in April, but I think I was in a reading slump. I read quite a few books that just didn't impress me, and it bummed me out a little bit.

Books I Read in April 2015

  • Narvla's Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi - This cute, little book was a NetGalley approval for me, and I enjoyed it. It's light and fluffy, and it would be the perfect kind of book for when you're stuck inside on a rainy day. If you're interested in reading my review, it can be found here.
  • Judy Blume by Kathleen Krull - This book is a part of the Women Who Broke the Rules series (a children's book series being published by Bloomsbury), and I thought it was wonderful. I'm sure kids will love reading and learning about the one and only Judy Blume. My review will be posted in June.
  • Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson - I felt so left out because I hadn't read this title, so I gave it a try. It was good, but it wasn't the greatest book for me. My review can be found here.
  • Kissing in America by Margo Rabb - This title releases later this month, and it's so good! I'm on the blog tour, so you'll be able to see my full review on May 21. 
  • Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart - This sickly sweet book releases on May 5. If you ask me, it was cute, but just a little too cute for my tastes. If you're interested in seeing what I had to say about it, please read my review.
  • Boo by Neil Smith - This giveaway win was a DNF for me. My review will be posted soon.
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Again... I felt like I was missing out on something, so I read this book, and unfortunately, it was not a home run. There were just too many flaws for me to see it as this literary masterpiece that people are calling it. My review can be found here.

Looking Forward

May should be an eventful month for me. I'm currently tutoring two students, and with that, comes reading some books, and I might review them on the blog. I'll also be away for a few days later in the month as I'll be chaperoning a field trip.

Although I'm not able to go attend BEA, it looks like I'll be participating in Armchair BEA, an online blog event. The schedule can be found here, and if you're interested, feel free to register.

I've also got a lot of review copies on deck, so be prepared for reviews! I know I said that last month, and I failed miserably, but I didn't have very many April ARCs. So far, I have Boo and Kissing in America scheduled, but I've got a bunch of great titles for May and early June still to read and review.

Also, my sister is currently reading through Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, so she'll be making her first guest appearance on the blog. Be sure to stop by on the day that she reviews it to say hi and introduce yourselves. We might make this a regular thing for her because she loves YA too.


  1. You had a good month for book! I like Morgan Matson myself.
    Happy May reading!

  2. Shame you didn't have the best time reading last month, hopefully May will be better! The year has already gone by so fast - I completely get where you're coming from with that and it looks to only get busier! I've got exams this month along with reviews due etc, so it looks to be eventful for sure

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  3. I definitely always have a lot to choose from! I just bought Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, so I'm excited to start that - hopefully this month.

    Thanks, Freda! I hope May is good for you too.

  4. I am so glad that I am done with school for now. I might go back, but if I do, I'll know to not request December or May ARCs.

  5. SYBG has been sitting on my amazon wishlist for like . . .EVER! People rave so much about that book, that I'm surprised to see that you didn't enjoy it that much. The same with All The Bright Places. I'm so excited for this one, mainly because it tackles tough topics I enjoy reading about. Hopefully the hype of the book won't mess with my reading experience lol. & YO I can NOT wait for Kissing In America !!

  6. I love Amy & Roger! That story is epic!

  7. I was also surprised I didn't like SYBG too much. It seemed like a book that I would really enjoy. :( The same thing with ATBP - I usually love books about kids with depression or suicidal thoughts, but it just wasn't for me.

    Kissing in America is so good! I loved that it wasn't a gushy love story.

  8. Ahh I have a lot of May ARCs, I don't know how I will read them all, but ah well, I will just not be on time. BUT HAHAH YOU ARE READING THE LAST GOOD DAY. I have to read that too. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR THOUGHTS

  9. I've got a crazy amount of May and June reading to do right now and I'm kind of intimidated hahaha Hopefully a miracle will happen or something (that's the only way I'll make it through tbh). Definitely will look out for your Kissing in america review! Was looking at picking up that title but have been on the fence.

  10. In terms of reading, it looks like you had an excellent month. I hope you get to read great books this May as well. :)

  11. I've read or DNFed five May ARCs so far. I still have two more to go for May, so I'm getting there. I'm really worried about the first week of June, but a lot of those were unsolicited and I'm not that concerned about those ones.

    I finished The Last Good Day of the Year last night, and it was so so so so so so so good. I'm on the blog tour, so I don't know when to actually post the review for it. :/

  12. I'm with you on needing that miracle. Luckily, I just blew through two May ARCs, so I guess that's a small miracle.

    I loved Kissing in America. It's definitely more than I expected.

  13. Thanks, Kayla! I always wish that I could have read more books though, you know?

  14. Yay! I'll definitely have to read it sooner rather than later! :)


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