April ’21 Wrap-up & Book Haul

Um… Oops! Yes, hello, it’s June and you are just now seeing April’s wrap-up because… I forgot. I had this in my “Drafts” but never scheduled it. I don’t know how or why that happened but hey… I gotta keep going with these!

Check out my previous wrap-ups and book hauls:

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Wanted More Of

A weekly blog meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This theme might seem a bit vague but my interpretation is this: I immediately read a book and wanted more of either: 1) books within the same universe, 2) books by the same author, or 3) books with the same theme (i.e. enemies-to-lovers, childhood friends-to-lovers, dark fantasy, or the like).

So… Here we are. 🙂

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ARC Review: “Girls at the Edge of the World” by Laura Brooke Robson

Happy June, friends! I can’t believe we’re practically halfway done with the year already. It hasn’t been a blazing 100 degrees where I live so I’m not quite convinced it’s summer yet. 😛

I’ve got a few eARCs and physical ones to get through, which is a goal for June outside of reading queer books for Pride month!

Thanks to PenguinTeen for giving me a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Content warning: homophobia

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Top 10 Tuesday: Favorites Books I’ve Read So Far

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week Top 10 Tuesday turns 10! I’ve been doing this weekly blog meme whenever a topic catches my fancy over the course of the past 4 years my blog has been running. They’ve been so fun to do, and is actually one of the most popular posts on my blog. 🙂

Technically the theme is to re-do a topic from the past but I thought it would be to fun to take a look back at the first half of 2020 to see what my favorite reads of the year have been so far!

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ARC Review: “The Fountains of Silence” by Ruta Sepetys

Happy almost October! Can you believe it? Can you smell fall in the air? I live in Oklahoma and to be honest, that’s been really hard lately. Last week it was in the upper 90s, humid, with no relief in sight. Anyway, that’s not what I came here to talk about so… moving on.

huge thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me an early copy in exchange for an honest review. All quotes are taken from an ARC and may change in the finished copy.

To be honest I was a little hesitant. I read Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray a few years ago and gave it 3 stars. Since then I haven’t been too interested to read anything else by her. However, when the opportunity arose to receive this ARC, I was willing to give another one of Ruta’s books a try. I’m so glad I did.

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ARC Review: “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune” by Roselle Lim

Well, I seriously need to stop putting expectations on books because when it doesn’t live up to them, I feel a bit let down. That again is the case with this book. I’m not saying it was wholly bad because it definitely wasn’t, but there are some things that simply didn’t work for me.

A huge thanks to Berkley Books and NetGalley for providing a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

All quotes are taken from the ARC and may change in the finished copy.

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