Monthly Recap: April 2016

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Happy last day of April! Are you excited to for May, aka the month in which so many books are being published? I sure am.

Today, I’m sharing the books I read, updates on challenges, what music I listened to, what shows I watched, and my TBR for May!

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I read a total of 9 books, which I’m very happy about! I also beta-read for the first time for S. Usher Evans for her new novel coming soon in the fall, so pretty good reading month, I think.

HIGHLIGHTS

Favorite | Disappointed

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BOOKS READ THIS MONTH:

I also beta read SPELLS AND SORCERY by S. Usher Evans, which is coming out in October of this year! (It doesn’t have a Goodreads page yet so I include it in the mosaic.)

REVIEWS:

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For 2016, I signed up for 4 year-long challenges. You can see my overall progress here.

THIS MONTH

ARC April | Hosted by: Read.Sleep.Repeat | Goal: 10 | 9 read

  • A WALK IN THE SUN by Michelle Zink
  • RUINED by Amy Tintera
  • THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott
  • SPELLS AND SORCERY by S. Usher Evans (beta-read)
  • ELEMENTALS: BLOOD OF THE HYDRA by Michelle Madow
  • OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee
  • WHISPER TO ME by Nick Lake
  • ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann
  • THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye

YEAR LONG

Flights of Fantasy | Goal: 20 | 3 read this month

  • RUINED by Amy Tintera
  • ELEMENTALS: BLOOD OF THE HYDRA by Michelle Madow
  • THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye

Contemporary Romance | Goal: 20 | 2 read this month 

  •  A WALK IN THE SUN by Michelle Zink
  • THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Michelle Andreani and Mini Scott

Debut Author | Goal: 20 | 2 read this month 

  • THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Michelle Andreani
  • THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye

Discussions | Goal: 25 | 2 written this month

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I didn’t realize that the majority of my TBR in May was going to be contemporary until I put it together… hopefully all of these are amazing! I’ve heard lovely things about THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING and GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE, so I’m pretty pumped.

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  • I have a review of OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee coming up tomorrow for Sunday Street Team.
  • I’m also reviewing the second installment of ELEMENTALS: THE BLOOD OF THE HYDRA by Michelle Madow for the blog tour on May 2nd.
  • I’m posting dream casts for WHISPER TO ME by Nick Lake for my blog tour post on the 12th.
  • I’m promoting a lovely contemporary book, THE SEASON OF YOU & ME by Robin Constantine on the 14th.
  • Finally, I’m interviewing SUMMER OF SLOANE’s author: Erin L. Schneider!

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How was your month? Let me know in the comments below or link me to your own monthly wrap-up post!

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9 thoughts on “Monthly Recap: April 2016

  1. Nine books is a great amount and the same amount of books I read for April (though only six were full length novels).
    I’m really excited for The Unexpected Everything as well. It seems like such a fun read and it will be my first Morgan Matson book!

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