Wrap Up: April 2016


Thanks in part to the Bookish Bingo Readathon, TBR Takedown, and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, I ended up reading 20 books in April! It was also rainy most of the month and that kept me inside a lot more than I expected.

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  1. Death Note Vol. 8 by Tsugumi Ohba (3 stars)
  2. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn (3 stars)
  3. The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (4 stars)
  4. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (4 stars)
  5. The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak (4 stars)
  6. Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin (4 stars)
  7. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn (2 stars)
  8. Shrill by Lindy West (4 stars)
  9. Science Comics: Coral Reef: Cities of the Ocean by Maris Wicks (4 stars)
  10. Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils & Feathers by M.K. Reed (4 stars)
  11. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (3 stars)
  12. Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway (4 stars)
  13. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (4 stars)
  14. How to Be a Normal Person by T.J. Klune (5 stars *Favorite this month)
  15. My Alpha and His Cake by Ana J. Phoenix (3 stars)
  16. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (4 stars)
  17. Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw (4 stars)
  18. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (4 stars)
  19. Changes For Julie by Megan McDonald (3 stars)
  20. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (3 stars)


  1. Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
  2. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry (reread)
  3. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  4. Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright




Still marathoning Arrow and The Flash, but other than that, I started watching Free! thanks to Dan Howell’s anime recommendations video.  I’m halfway done with the first season and I’m enjoying it so far. I don’t LOVE anime but it’s a fun change from what I normally watch and the episodes are short, which makes it perfect to watch while I’m eating dinner or taking a break from a book.

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Six Squared Challenge

New Releases (Debut Authors)
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton

New Releases (Loved Authors)
Kindred Spirits
by Rainbow Rowell

Book to Movie Adaptations
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

6 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners or Nominees
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay

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Rock My TBR: 5 books read

LGBTQIA Books Reading Challenge: 5 books read

Finishing the Series Challenge: 0 books read

2016 eBook Reading Challenge: 4 books read

2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge: 1 post – Tips for 24 Hour Readathons

Commenting 365 Challenge: 150/365 (15 new comments)

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Bookish Bingo

Second Chance: Death Note Vol. 8
March, April, May Release: Shrill
Book Towards Another Challenge: Bad Feminist (6 Squared Challenge)
Green Cover: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here
Set in More Than One Country: Genius: The Game
Characters Are Not Human: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters
Flowers on Cover: A Kiss in Time
More Than One Author: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

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#Readathon really bumped up my reading this month.  How did you month go? What was your favorite book that you read? I’m falling behind on a lot of my challenges. I definitely overcommitted myself this year! Anyone else feeling the same way? 

13 thoughts on “Wrap Up: April 2016

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of books in one month––great job! 😀 I’m doing pretty well on my yearly goal (which is 75 books for the year), but I have a bunch of other personal challenges that I need to work on. I’ve made good progress on some of them, but others I’ve been neglecting. 😛 As for my favorite read in April, it was definitely The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (the 4th Raven Cycle book). I finished it less than a week ago and I already want to read it again, lol.

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    • I’m doing good on my Goodreads goal, it’s all the other little challenges I joined that I’m falling behind on. I tend to forget about them throughout the month and then scramble to figure out what fits with each challenge when I’m writing my wrap up!

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  2. I didn’t do any challenges last year – okay, wait, one I think – so I definitely signed up for a lot of them this year. I haven’t really been updating my blog about how I’m doing, but I AM keeping track on Goodreads so that’s nice. I’m doing well with a couple of them, but I do need to work on it more! I need to find more books for my OWN challenge too, but I’ve read three or so I think…not too bad for it JUST being May. That’s great you’ve read so many books in the past month though!!!



  3. It sounds like you read a lot of books this month this month! I’m so jealous! 🙂 I hope you are enjoying Summer Days and Summer Nights! I have it on my TBR! City of Glass is the best! I love your Spotify Playlist! I am listening to a lot of those songs ATM as well!

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  4. You read quite a variety of books! That’s awesome! Bless rainy days for keeping us bookworms inside 😉
    Is this your first time reading the mortal instruments? How are you liking it?
    Great reading month girl 🙂


    • It is! I started the series a couple years ago and I’m finally getting back into it. I own all the books so I decided this year that if I didn’t start reading them again, I was going to get rid of them. I started watching Shadowhunters this month too and that’s motivated me to get back into the book series.


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