Another month in 2018 gone already! I can’t believe it! I’ve just got two more months of work until I’m on summer break, too. (Yes, I’m already counting down the days, so sue me. 😛 )
But that’s not what we’re here to talk about, is it?! I knew April would be fairly “good” in terms of book buying, especially with the North Texas Teen Book Festival just a couple of weeks ago. I won’t be quite as generous this month (my wallet will thank me), but there are two signings I plan to go during this month, and I’ve already pre-ordered two books for that event so…yeah. 🙂
First, let’s start with the wrap-up!
I actually read a bit of ARCs this month because hello, my physical TBR is ginormous so why not request a bunch of books from NetGalley? But whatever. As usual, I listened to some audiobooks as well which really helps with the Goodreads Reading Challenge goal. 🙂 I also finished rereading books 2 and 3 of the Shatter Me series. Now I can dive into Restore Me with a refreshed memory.
My Name Is Victoria (ARC) by Lucy Worsley (not pictured) – DNF – ★ 1/2
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (not pictured) – ★★ 1/2
Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5) by Maggie Stiefvater (not pictured — I literally read this all in one sitting while at Barnes and Noble, hehe) – ★★★ 1/2
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – ★★★★ 1/2
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang – ★★★★★
Unravel Me (reread) by Tahereh Mafi – ★★★★
Furyburn (ARC) by Claire Legrand – ★★★
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo (ARC) – ★★★★
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – ★★★★★
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi – ★★★★
Whew, what a month! I’m not sure May will be so great. I’m already overwhelmed when I look at the books I have on NetGalley, the ARCs I picked up at NTTBF, and then all these rereads I want to do. (I will reread AEitA and ATatN before A Reaper the Gates releases next month!)
Now for the book haul!
I bought The Cruel Prince, Aru Shah and the End of Time, and Royals (all signed!) while I was at the NTTBF last month. Ace of Shades was the OwlCrate book for April. I also splurged and bought Sky in the Deep, Ash Princess, and Leah on the Offbeat while at my local indie bookstore for Independent Bookstore Day. 🙂
As a bonus… Here are the ARCs I picked up at NTTBF, too!
I’m most excited for Smoke in the Sun, book 2 in The Flame in the Mist series by Renée Ahdieh. She was also at NTTBF, so she signed and personalized it for me! 🙂
Now do you see how I’m drowning in books I need to read? HAHA.