April 2022 Wrap Up

April showers bring a ton of reading apparently! I fortunately had spring break this month and I read 7 books during my time off, nearly 1 book a day. It felt so good to be in this reading groove, & makes me even more excited for summer reading time! 

I read 14 books this month. My absolute favorites were Lease on Love (don’t sleep on the hype, read this one ASAP), Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean (if you are a Princess Diaries fan, you need this series), Sadie on a Plate (best foodie book meets romance I’ve read), and The 57 Bus by Danika Slate – this is a nonfiction book about two teens in Oakland, California, & I highly recommend going into this one without knowing much.

 I also really enjoyed The Suite Spot (Trish Doller’s Beck Sister series is adorable), One of Us is Dead (elite town murder mystery/drama), Commencement ( a little dated, but loved the college set friendship story), and Funny You Should Ask (so well-written & its the Bad on Paper Podcast Book Club pick for May!). I definitely felt pretty meh about Project Hail Mary – I read this one for Bad on Paper’s April book club and it was way too science-y for me. 

Lease on Love by Falon Ballard | 5/5 Stars 

The Suite Spot by Trish Doller | 4/5 

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand | 4/5 

Sadie on a Plate by Amanda Elliot | 5/5

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean | 4.5/5

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean (ARC) | 4.5/5

One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose (ARC) | 4/5

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir | 3.5/5 

Commencement by J.Courtney Sullivan | 4/5

The 57 Bus by Danika Slater | 5/5

Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman | 4/5

Home or Away by Kathleen West | 4/5

How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan | 4/5 

Set on You by Amy Lea (ARC) | 4/5



Selling Sunset S5 (Netflix) – As per usual, I am on my trash television kick with the latest season of Selling Sunset – and yes, I did binge this season within 48 hours. I thought this season had a little less drama than last, which I love – I totally admit that I am more in this show for the luxury houses than drama. I usually don’t get into Netflix reunion specials, but so looking forward to this show’s reunion next Friday. 

The Hating Game (Hulu) – I’d seen some meh reviews for the film adaptation of Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game, but I actually thought this was a cute rom-com! There were def some changes from the book to film, but I thought it captured the spirit of the book well. I will say though that I didn’t really see the chemistry between two main characters/leads – Lucy is played by Lucy Hale. I’m disappointed that Robbie Amell didn’t ultimately star in this one. 

Book Reviews

LOVE & NYC: In a New York Minute Review

GLAM THRILLER: One of Us Is Dead Review 

FIVE STAR READ: Sadie on a Plate Review

THE HYPE IS WORTH IT: Lease on Love Review 

YA MYSTERY MEETS THRILLER: Very Bad People Review

Bookish Posts

May 2022 Anticipated Releases

Ranking Sarah J. Maas’s Series

Recent TBR Additions: April 2022 Edition 

My Current Library Holds: March 2022 Edition

What did you read and watch in April? Have you read any of the books that I mentioned? Share in the comments! 

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