April Wrap Up & May TBR

In March I didn’t do very well, things got hectic and I only managed to finish one book. Fortunately,last month I did much better. I’m actually quite proud of my progress in April.

In April I read 5 books, three physical and two eBooks, I only didn’t read one of the books from my TBR but I am going to attempt to get through that one this month. I have currently read 18 out of 50 books, and am currently two books ahead of my reading schedule according to Goodreads.

In April, I read these 5 books:

Covers of my April Wrap Ups: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl, The Secret Circle book 1 & 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition, The Secret Circle Book 3 & 4 by L.J. Smith

  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. This is the penultimate book in The Mortal Instruments series, but I found it hard to get through. It just felt so slow at times, the story felt like it was just going along for the sake of it, I really think the series should have ended after City of Glass that made the most sense. Since that, the series just felt like it’s going along for the sake of it. Other than that, it was nice seeing Simon and Isabelle’s relationship, but my heart broke with the Magnus and Alec splitting up.
  • Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. I haven’t read this book in years and I just love it. Its an interesting read, Roald lived such an interesting life, no wonder he was drawn to writing he found the magic and humour in everything even from a young age. I definitely need to get my hands on the follow up Going Solo, which is about his adult years, his time living in Africa and his time in the RAF.
  • The Secret Circle: The Initiation & The Captive Part I by L.J. Smith. I read this in my kindle app on my phone and my iPad. I really enjoyed the TV show when it first came out, so I have wanted to read the books to know what it was like in its original format. And boy are the book and TV show so incredibly different, like they are minimal similarities besides the characters names and the teens being witches. That’s it. It’s not the best book, but it’s an easy read and I am interested to see where the series goes.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (The Illustrated Edition). I haven’t read Harry Potter since 2007, so reading this illustrated edition just felt like being embraced by an old friend. I was filled with so much nostalgia and love for this story. Part of me was worried that maybe I wouldn’t love it as much as when I was younger, but I was worrying about nothing because my love is stronger than ever.
  • The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II & The Power by L.J. Smith. I think I enjoyed these more than the first book, this had higher stakes, more action and I guess I was more invested in the characters. That being said the ending in the book felt very final, so I don’t know where the series goes from here and why so many series continue for longer than they should (well besides money). I am going to continue with this series because I want to know if it not ending benefitted the story.

As for May, I am planning to get through these four books; you may have noticed that there are only three books in the photo, because one of the books I’ll be reading is an eBook.

Photo of books standing on glass table beside a pot plant, the books are - Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, and This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab

  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. The Infernal Devices series has definitely been my favourite of Cassandra’s series. I love the Victorian feel to it and the characters so much, I also really like the fact that its just a trilogy. So I can’t wait to see how this wraps up and who Tessa ends up with, because this is a love triangle that I can’t decide which pair I love the most. Both guys are just incredible in their own ways.
  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I have had this book on shelf and TBR list for a while. I have heard so many good things about it and the blurb sounds super interesting so I am looking forward to actually reading it this month.
  • This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab. I started this book last month, and have to admit that I am really enjoying it so far. It has been talked about a lot online, so I was intrigued by it, and I have to admit that it is quite different to what I expected. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together.
  • The Secret Circle: The Divide by L.J. Smith. I thought the last book in the series tied everything together. I don’t really get how there are more books, but it’s such an easy series to read so I am going to continue to see what happens next.

That’s all for this month.
What are you guys planning on reading?

I did a wrap up in February and March, which you can check out.

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