April in Review


Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by.

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more personally…



Life: Well what can I say? April was the longest month of my life. Yes, working from home gave me something to do once Spring Break was over we jumped into e-learning which was interesting. Once we understood what was expected it made more sense. My husband still gets to leave home and he sleeps during the day so that makes things interesting. I even started ordering groceries. Mostly I get out to walk my dogs. I keep busy with letter writing, I’ve been blogging more and doing a lot with different Facebook reading groups. I’ve been cooking and baking a lot as well.

Reading: I read 37 books this month. I was surprised how much audio I fit in.

  1. Word to the Wise (Library Lover’s Mystery, #10) by Jenn McKinlay
  2. And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
  3. Harley Quinn, Vol. 4: Surprise, Surprise by Jimmy Palmiotti
  4. Books of Magic Vol. 1: Moveable Type by Kat Howard
  5. Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand
  6. One Piece, Volume 3: Don’t Get Fooled Again by Eiichiro Oda
  7. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  8. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
  9. Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
  10. Dumplin’ (Dumplin’ #1) by Julie Murphy
  11. The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) by Helen Hoag
  12. Passenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra Bracken
  13. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. On Little Wings by Regina Sirois
  15. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  16. All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth, #1) by Adalyn Grace
  17. Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  18. Fence, Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat
  19. Fence, Vol. 2 by C.S. Pacat
  20. The Underfoot Vol. 1: The Mighty Deep by Ben Fisher
  21. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  22. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  23. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  24. Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo
  25. Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom
  26. Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop
  27. Stung (Stung, #1) by Bethany Wiggins
  28. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
  29. Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 1 by Kazuo Koike
  30. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary
  31. Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn
  32. Batman: Nightwalker by Stuart Moore
  33. War Horse (War Horse, #1) by Michael Morpurgo
  34. The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2) by Graeme Simsion
  35. Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer Trilogy, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  36. What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World by Henry Clark
  37. Mind Games (Lock & Mori, #2) by Heather W. Petty

Looking Forward: I have one more month of work. I’m hoping to read a lot in May, I have a lot of mental health books lined up so it might be a hard month of reading ahead. I tried to balance it with as much fantasy as possible. 🙂 I’m trying to mix up my reading a bit. I’m hoping to start journaling as well. We are still stay-at-home for May so not much is reopening besides dog grooming that interests me. Our library is doing some curbside service starting May 11th though! That’s exciting!

Life: April was just a lot to swallow. We got really busy at my work because of all the projects we are working on so I have been pretty exhausted. I have just been playing a lot of animal crossing and hanging out with my husband and sister in law (she lives with us.) I got back into doing videos for my booktube channel and that has been really fun to be back into.


Reading: I read 24 books in April

  1. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
  2. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  3. American Royals by Katherine McGee
  4. Spellbound by Cate Tiernan
  5. The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory by Dedeker Winston
  6. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
  7. Sadie by Courtney Summers 
  8. Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen 
  9. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  10. The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon 
  11. My Hero Academia vol 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  12. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
  13. Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  14. Loki by Mackenzi Lee
  15. You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Leviathan
  16. All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
  17. Lovely War by Julie Berry
  18. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  19. Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  20. The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter
  21. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
  22. Solitaire by Alice Oseman 
  23. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  24. Blameless by Gail Carriger

Looking Forward: I dyed my hair today so I am curious to see how it turns out. I have natural red hair and have never full on dyed my hair. I did a blue ombre thing so cross your fingers for me that it turned out well. I am also looking forward to my birthday and I am hoping that I will still be able to do what I had planned. Also Seth and I are working more on getting a house so I am hoping that some of that starts working in our favor (all good vibes will be appreciated.)

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