APRIL WRAP UP

Last month was my best reading month of the year but this month, I beat my score by reading ten books. The O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon definitely helped me achieve that and I am hoping that with the Asian Readathon, I will read even more books.

I read many amazing books this month with a few of them being from different genres and I even found a few new favourites. This readathon really helped me step out of my comfort zone and I love it even more because of that.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #1)
by Heather Morris

R A T I N G : 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was one I wanted to read since it was first released. I decided to read it for the readathon and was so happy to have finally gotten to it. From the moment I saw this book, I knew I would love it. Lale and Gita’s story broke my heart in so many ways. This was such a hard book to read but I am glad I did. It is one I would recommend to anyone.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1)
by J.K. Rowling

R A T I N G : 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Since I read the Harry Potter books for the first time in last year, I made a promise to myself to return to this magical world every year around autumn and winter. I knew I would love the books when I first read them but what I did not know was that I would love them this much. I think about these characters and the Wizarding World every day. It was also so fitting to read a Harry Potter book during the O.W.L.’s readathon.

I do not know what to say about this book that everyone does not already know. I throughly enjoyed this reread and it warmed my heart to return to this magical world. Rewatching the movies is something my little sister and I have been doing as well and it is just the best feeling.


Eighteen Inches: The Distance between the Heart and Mind
by Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I requested this poetry book on NetGalley and was so delighted to have received a copy. This poetry book is quite a long one and it took me a few days to get through it. The themes and poems were also quite hard to read because of all the detailed personal experiences the poet wrote about. I admit, it was quite inspirational, emotional, raw and touching. I love poetry books that make me think about the deeper meaning of life and this one did a good job at it. 

A full review will be posted in the next few weeks!


The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

After seeing so many of my bookstagram friends talking about this series over the years, I finally decided to pick up the first book. I admit, I found it quite difficult to get into. I loved the characters and setting but the plot felt a bit unclear, especially if you have read the synopsis before going in because you will end up expecting something else.

However, I will be picking up the rest of the books in the series really soon. I am hoping to get into the world of the Raven Boys a bit more because I really want to love it.


Evidence of the Affair
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oh my gosh… How do I even begin to describe my feelings and thoughts about this book? I finished it in one sitting and listened to the audiobook as I read along. I absolutely loved both and thought the characters voices fit so fell with their personalities. This book was an emotional roller coaster for me. Taylor Jenkins Reid is so talented and she is just one of my most favourite authors ever. I am still not over this short little book and its major plot twist.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s
by Truman Capote

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I was so excited going into this book and I am really looking forward to watch the film as well, especially after I read this. It was a really short book and super easy to get through. There is just something about Holly Golightly that cannot help but fascinate you. She has this captivating air around her that attracts other characters and the reader. I really loved this book and could not help but picture Audrey Hepburn as I read this, even though I never watched the movie before. 


The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)
by Holly Black

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was a book that I have had on my TBR for the longest time. I admit, I was a bit hesitant going into it as I have seen a mixed reviews of it but I ended up loving it a lot more than I expected to.

The world and characters both fascinate and scare me. I love Jude and Cardan. Even though I finished this book almost a week ago, I am still thinking about them and cannot help but wonder what will happen next. Really looking forward to continuing their story.

Full series review to come once I have finished reading all of the books.


My Sister, the Serial Killer
by Oyinkan Braithwaite

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It has been a while since I read a thriller. The genre was always one of my favourites but over the past year, I fell out of love with it. I have been wanting to get back into it and decided to read this one. I am so, so happy I picked it up. This book captured my attention so much that I ended up finishing it in on sitting—which I never do. I flew through the pages and despite it being kind of gruesome, I could not get enough. The two sisters are something out of a nightmare, really, but I could not help but feel for the oldest sister.


Animal Farm
by George Orwell

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This short little book is one that I had on my list for a while and I am so happy to have finally gotten to it. I finished this one only this morning so, I am still trying to gather my thoughts on it.

A full review will be written and posted soon!


Becoming
by Michelle Obama

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I am so, so happy I read this book. It was so touching and educating and I simply loved every second of it. Listening to the audiobook is one of the best choices I made because I loved listening to her tell her own story. I also finished this one a few hours ago, so I still need some time to gather my thoughts but all I can say is that I loved it so much and it is a book I would recommend to everyone.


I decided to keep this wrap up as short as possible because I will be sharing all my thoughts on each book in my reviews anyway. I write reviews for each book I read and all of them will be posted in the coming month.

If you would like to see what my thoughts are on the books I will be reading as I read them during the month, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Keep on reading, stay safe and never stop telling stories.

2 thoughts on “APRIL WRAP UP

  1. I’m just here to THE RAVEN BOYS OMG!! Why was I not informed that you read this? I feel betrayed Rose omg. (I’m actually only saying this because I’m currently rereading it whoops).

    Also though, I’ve been DYING to read Becoming ugh!! The Netflix documentary just came out and it’s reminding me THAT I MUST READ.

    And yay for reading The Cruel Prince. Such a fun book. It just gets better too ahhh

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    1. Haha, I apologise! I really liked it and I’m excited to continue the rest of the books. I saw that you’re rereading it on Instagram and I’m glad you’re having a fun time!

      Becoming is…breathtaking! I honestly don’t know how else to describe it. I still need to watch it on Netflix but I’m super excited to get to it, hopefully soon!

      Honestly, I’ve been thinking about the world of Elfhame and Jude & Cardan almost everyday since I finished the first book! I’m buzzing with excitement to get to the rest of the trilogy next month! …And with the new book coming out, my love and excitement only intensified ✨

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