April’s Wrap-Up and Book Haul!

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. πŸ˜› )

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ I also finished rereading books 2 and 3 of the Shatter Me series. Now I can dive intoΒ Restore Me with a refreshed memory.

My Name Is Victoria (ARC) by Lucy Worsley (not pictured) – DNF –Β β˜… 1/2
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (not pictured) –Β β˜…β˜… 1/2
Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)Β by Maggie Stiefvater (not pictured — I literally read this all in one sitting while at Barnes and Noble, hehe) –Β β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Unravel Me (reread) by Tahereh Mafi –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Furyburn (ARC) by Claire Legrand –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo (ARC) –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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. (IΒ willΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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 RenΓ©e Ahdieh. She was also at NTTBF, so she signed and personalized it for me! πŸ™‚

Now do you see how I’m drowning in books I need to read? HAHA.

2 thoughts on “April’s Wrap-Up and Book Haul!

  1. littlefoxandreads says:

    I just recently finished reading Furyborn myself and I really want to read The Prince and the Dressmaker soon! What an amazing haul, though. Seafire, Elizabeth Frankenstein…I don’t know how you’re going to resist the temptation of all those arcs πŸ˜‚ Happy reading!

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