So I’m a little late with this monthly recap, but I had a bunch of posts scheduled and got behind. My April wasn’t very eventful, unfortunately, but it was a great reading month!
Here are my updates:
- I started a new quarter at school. Classes are going okay this quarter, though I’m not a big fan of one of my classes. The professor is very smart, but his teaching skills are rough. I spend most of my time being distracted in that class because I have the hardest time listening to him. I started sitting in the back, and have been catching up on my sleep in the class. I’m usually very attentive in class, so I don’t know what it is about this one. Thankfully, it’s a coding class, so even if I don’t follow in class, I’m able to find good notes online.
- The rest of my classes are okay and I manage to stay wide awake. I do have a group project in one of my classes that’s about 40% of my grade. So far, I’m not 100% loving my group. I wind up doing most of the work and it’s a little frustrating.
- I also work more hours now, which means I’m super exhausted all the time. I reserve most of my weekends for naps and catching up on homework.
- I did meet Katie again last month, which was a highlight! We went to eat rolled-ice-cream. It was yummy, but there was too much ice-cream!
- One of my roommates and I have also been bonding this past month. We’ve gotten quite close, and hang out a lot. We went on a shopping spree at King of Prussia and we made a stop at Barnes & Noble, of course. She’s a reader too, and she reads a lot of YA and romance, so I’ve been having fun recommending books to her and seeing her enjoy them is even better!
- I haven’t really tried any recipes this month. I’ve actually been eating out way more than I would like, but how do I resist Grub Hub coupons??
I read 23 books this month! This is the most I’ve read in a month this whole year, so that was exciting. And a lot of the books I read were great too. Here’s a full list of books I read this month.
The Names They Gave Us was easily a 5 stars read for me! I adored every word of this story, and it made me so emotional. I think one of the main reasons I loved it so much was because of how much I related to Lucy and her relationship with faith. I also loved Seeker! Veronica Rossi is a favorite author, but she still managed to impress me with this sequel.
I feel terrible for even including this here, but this wasn’t a bad book. It just was my least favorite book of the month, relatively speaking. I found myself being more invested in the secondary characters than the main cast, but it was a decent look at autism.
Book Which Surprised Me The Most
I’m not a fan of books with motorcycle clubs, but I decided to give Ride Hard a try, and it was really good. I especially enjoyed the romance and the hero!
Book Boyfriends of the Month
I adored Gideon from Seeker! The boy is a total charmer, and has some seriously swoony lines in Seeker. Also, I’m OBSESSED with Dominique from The Chocolate Touch. I mean he’s a grumpy, broody, guy who makes chocolate for a living. What’s not to love??
Most Exciting Books on Deck For Next Month
I’ve been watching Chicago Justice this past month. It’s a law-procedural, and I know those tend to be cliched, but I’ve been enjoying this one so far. They have some really interesting topics and cases that they explore – some of them quite shocking!
I’ve also been watching Trial & Error, which was a riot! It was funny, and engaging, and super quirky. If you like Parks & Rec, I highly recommend it! I’m really hoping NBC will renew this one for next year too.
Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity asks how you feature books you’ve already reviewed.
Danya @ Fine Print talks about book recommendations gone wrong!
Renee @ Addicted to Romance has a list of summer books to forward to.
Lauren @ Bookmark Lit has a fun post about books that made her hungry.