April Wrap-Up

April was a real drag for me. I just didn’t feel motivated to read. I managed to get through the majority of the books I planned to read this month, but I didn’t finish Vicious in time. Still, I feel quite accomplished! This was the last month where I needed to read books for my class, so next month I have a little more wiggle room!

Anyway, let’s see how I did!

What I Read:

Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman (Read for a Class)

Pages: 64

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Read for a Class)

Pages: 306

Format: eAudiobook (Library copy)

My Rating:

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Read for a Class)

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback (Library copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (Read Harder Challenge, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 240

Format: Paperback (Personal copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

My Review!


By the Book by Amanda Sellet (ARC of the Month)

Pages: 384

Format: eBook (NetGalley ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


This Time Will Be Different – Misa Sugiura (Reading Women Challenge, Year of the Asian Reading Challenge)

Pages: 400

Format: Audiobook (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game by Chris Grabenstein (#startonyourshelfathon)

Pages: 288

Format: Hardback (Personal copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and The Endurance – Jennifer Armstrong (Read for a class)

Pages: 144

Format: Paperback (Library copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Read for a class)

Pages: 266

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


If We Were Villains – M.L. Rio (TBR Pick)

Pages: 368

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

Total Pages: 2,780


Total Books: 10


Favorite Book of the Month:

I was really surprised by this book! Middle-grade lit can be very hit and miss, but this book really appealed to me. I loved reading about Amal and her life in Pakistan, reading about her difficulties and seeing her overcome them. The writing was really easy to read and the story unfolded at the perfect pace. This is just a great book and I will be recommending it quite frequently now!


Least Favorite Book of the Month:

I’ll be upfront and say that I wouldn’t have finished this book if it hadn’t been required for my class. I love reading nonfiction, but in this case I didn’t get to pick, really. My go-to areas of nonfiction are pretty specific, and this one just didn’t fit in them. I learned a bit so, I can’t say I completely regret the reading, but I didn’t really enjoy the writing of this book. It felt quite tedious.

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Also, May the 4th be with you!!!

Me after putting together a blog post. Source.

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