To absolutely no one’s surprise, this month I continued using books as escapism (and to keep my mental health up as much as possible).
And the highly increased volume of manga that I read definitely created the highly increased read count, so don’t be too impressed when you see it, LOL.
Should I have been spending more time on classes so I could finish the semester strong? Without a doubt, yes.
Would I change it if I could? Without a doubt, no.
Hosted by Kate @ Reading Through Infinity from April 10 – 13
✔ Read a book that gives you spring vibes – Scumble by Ingrid Law
✔ Read a book about new beginnings – Savvy by Ingrid Law
✔ Read a book with under 250 pages – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
✔ Read a book with a yellow or green cover – Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
✔ Read a book involving family/friends – The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Reading Challenges Check-In
- Read this month: 16 books
- Total so far: 95 / 200 (47.5%)
- Read this month: 7 Read + 8 DNF
- Current total: 69 Read + 18 DNF
- Remaining owned-TBR: 119
- Read this month: 3
- Current total: 19 / 51 (37%)
- Current badge: Indian cobra
- Read this month: 0
- Total so far: 9 / 12
State of the ARC
State of the ARC is a monthly meme created by Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books.
I actually did pretty well with ARCs! The scales are tipping in the right direction and the number is half of what it was last month … though staying off Netgalley to avoid requesting more also means I’m behind on reviews, so my ratio is also dropping 😅 (But it’s still at 84%, so I’m not that worried. Yet.)
- Come On In ed. by Adi Alsaid | Netgalley | TBR
- Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron | Netgalley | TBR
- The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall | ★★★✯☆
- Lobizona by Romina Garber | ★★★★✯
- The Every Body Book by Rachel E. Simon | ★★★✯☆
- Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay | ★★✯☆☆
- The Mall by Megan McCafferty | ★✯☆☆☆
- Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
Read This Month
Clicking on the titles below will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
[ARC] indicates an advance review copy; [RC] indicates a post-release review copy.
To keep this section manageable, I’m trying out an abridged list that just includes the books I really enjoyed.
5 Star Reads
- None 😥
4.5 Star Reads
- Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
- Lobizona by Romina Garber [ARC]
- Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
4 Star Reads
- We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
- buddy read with Haley
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
- Savvy by Ingrid Law
- Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsay
37 read + 13 DNF
3.31 average rating
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard [series buddy read]
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston [buddy read]
- Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles [ARC]
- What are the best/worst books you read this month?
- Which books, if any, are you hoping/planning to read next month?
- Are you currently participating in any reading challenges and/or readathons?