April shall be known as the month where I wanted to read all the books, but my last month of the semester and final papers sort’ve prevented that– I still managed to read 6 books! I’m beyond excited for my summer reading plans, and within those 6 books, I also managed to conquer two Sarah J. Maas books!?! Since I spend a lot of time reading, writing, and with words in general for school, I relaxed a lot by watching TV and movies. And writing blog posts, of course.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides | 4/5 Stars
I’ve been loving bookish Instagram templates lately, and I found The Virgin Suicides through a classics challenge template. This intriguing, but shocking read has definitely become one of my favored classics.
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena | 4.5/5 Stars
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan | 4/5 Stars
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Reread) | 5/5 Stars
Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade | 4/5 Stars
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas | 5/5 Stars
So imagine my happiness when my family decided to get HBO on Amazon Prime during the busiest time of the school year. There’s so much I want to watch on HBO (my friend keeps pressuring me to start Game of Thrones), and I did find the time to watch a few movies, including The House, La La Land, and Collateral Beauty. Zoella’s New York City vlogs influenced my watching of Collateral Beauty, which was my favorite movie of the month (even if it caused me to ugly cry).
I also watched Speech & Debate on Netflix. I was really excited to watch this one because of Darren Criss and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cameos, and I really enjoyed its cast and humor.
My finals work had me craving some light-hearted TV, which led me to catching on the CW. I’m now up-to-date on Riverdale, and I’ve been loving Life Sentence with Lucy Hale.
Streaming-wise, I watched the first season of Divorce on HBO/Amazon Prime. I’m a huge Sarah Jessica Parker fan and it was fun to see her once again in New York City. And in more light-hearted TV news, I watched the first season of Nailed It on Netflix. I love baking shows, and this one is such much fun, showcasing amateur bakers who try to replicate Pinterest and Instagram-worthy cakes and treats.
SCHOOL BOOKS THAT I ACTUALLY ENJOYED: March Mini Reviews
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
My New Favorite Graphic Novel: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
College YA Meets Music: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen (featuring Music Habits Tag)
ARC Review: All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor
Queen of My Heart: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Diverse Reviews: A Girl Like That & The Astonishing Color of After
Top Five Wednesday
Auto-Buy Sci-fi & Fantasy Authors
Ideal Mash-Ups & Anticipated Mash-Ups
April Snow Showers??: TBB Asks Spring Edition
Monthly Recommendations: Mental Health Rep
Traveling with Fictional Characters and My Favorite Things: The Liebster Award
My Experience Seeing Carousel
Carousel– During the first week in April, one of my best friends and I went to see Carousel on Broadway. I have a post about my experience seeing the show, and I can now say that I’ve been to a Broadway preview.
Publishing over 200 Posts- Wrap ups truly are full circle. I probably should’ve mentioned this last month, but Give Me More Spring Breaks: March Wrap Up was my 200th blog post. I’ve actually been doing some spring cleaning on the blog and deleting some old posts, but I’m still over the 200 mark!
Finishing my second year of college- At the time I’m publishing this wrap-up, I only have two days of my sophomore year left! I’ve enjoyed sophomore year much more than my first year, and not just for the fact that I had no written final exams this semester. I did really well in the classroom, had my first internship, made some great friendships, and of course read a lot of books.
What did you read and watch in April? Did you go to any bookish events? Share in the comments!