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When two (months) become one // April & May Wrap Up

Hey and hello.

In the last two months I read 19 books. Part of me wants to know how I did this considering it’s been the end of the semester, the other part of me knows full well that I read this much because of procrastination.

Today we’re gonna speed run through wrapping up these 19 books. Some were great – favourite of the year contenders in fact, some were duds but overall a solid two months of reading!

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Here we have a definite favourite of the year, and a new favourite of all time. I 100% would have read this book in one day if I hadn’t had to pick my housemate up at 1am and walk home with her. I was addicted to this book. Genuinely could not put it down. I feel like I’ll be re-reading this one a whole lot.

Blackout Antholgy – I’ve wanted to read this book for ages so I snatched it up when I saw it for sale at a charity book shop. I really liked all of these stories which take place over the same blackout in New York City. I also liked how they’re connected beyond this setting and you kind of piece together the characters relations with each new story. There’s also one exes to lovers story, that continues throughout which I thought was unique for an anthology.

Becoming All Elite by Michael Sidgwick – I’m a nerd which is why I read a book about the creation of the wrestling company I watch even though I know it all already. I didn’t like this and will stick to watching Youtube documentaries.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – I joined the TikTok ranks and read Colleen Hoover’s most popular book. I liked this book in theory but I wish I hadn’t known as much about it as I did. I wish I’d gone into this book, knowing it had domestic violence triggers, but nothing else. I also didn’t understand the Atlas hype. Like … I like him, but he wasn’t as big of a deal as I thought?? I’m not sure if I’m going to read the sequel. I think I’m going to wait to see what the intrenet thinks.

Ghosted by J.M Darhower – I read this book in one day. I didn’t mean to. I was just meant to read it here and there while I was bored but nope. This book had me hooked. It’s a second chance romance between a famous actor and his ex-girlfriend who he has a kid with and it’s about him being a bigger part of their life and making amends. Definitely check out trigger warnings for addiction before reading but my god did I eat this book up.

The Bribe by Willa Nash – Willa Nash is the pen name of Devney Perry. I read a book by her a couple months ago and really liked it so I thought I’d try out another of her series. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. It’s okay, kept me entertained, but not as good as Juniper Hill.

The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams – The publishers reached out and sent me a finished copy of this book to review which is absolutely crazy to me. I’ve seen this all over the blog-esphere. I thought this was cute and fun enough. A bit cheesey and cringe at times but I was in the right mind space and didn’t ind it too much.

Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud – Another fun, easy romance, this one with royalty! I don’t have much to say about this other then the fact that I’m always down for royal + normal person romance.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman – I watched the Hearstopper series this month because of course I did and after that needed another hit of the graphic novel. Since my copies are back in Spain, I went back to Webtoons and had a great time.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz – As someone who loved M.I.High as a kid I’ve wanted to read this since I got into reading so again, when I saw this in a charity shop, I snatched it up. I read this in like one or two days and had a lot of fun. I’m going to read the first book of Artemis Fowl and do a joint review thing.

Sheets by Brenna Thummler – I needed mid April refresh after reading a couple meh books so I drew a line under April, said I was starting May early and read a short and fun graphic novel. This was actually lowkey sad but had a cute ending which was good enough for me.

Oracle of Senders Series by Mere Joyce – Before the April refresh though I re-read and finished the Oracle of Senders series which I’ve been reading over the last couple of years. This series is very underrated. It’s about a summer camp for kids that can see ghosts and has a slowburn lgbtq+ romance. I’m glad to have finally completed this series

We Should all Be Femenists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – When I invested in Kindle Unlimited it was for cheesy ass romance books. Instead I’m reading femenism books. This is funny to me for some reason. Anyways, this was short but insightful.

My Body by Emily Ratajkowski – Another kind of out of my comfort zone book. I really enjoyed reading this memoir from model and influencer Emily Ratajkowski. This was a lot more then just “my life as a model and the mental toll of my body being my source of money” as it also talked about the authors experience with sexual assault.

A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy – And finally we have my last read of the month. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t say it lived up totally to the hype I put on it. I liked the theme park setting and seeing the characters grow but it just didn’t hit as much as I hoped it would.

There we have a huge ass wrap up. If you’ve made it this far congratulations. I barely made it this far.

I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading as well as your thoughts and feelings on any of these books mentioned. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

4 thoughts on “When two (months) become one // April & May Wrap Up”

  1. omg, I’m completely with you on the Atlas hype!! everyone seems to be fawning over him, but we didn’t even get to see much of his character??? I expected a lot more from that book hahaha

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    1. Yess! Like he was a good character and clearly the better love interest but he just didn’t hit. I’m really glad he wasn’t Lily’s reason for getting out of that situation and that she did it for herself, there was no “love fixes everything” plot but I was expecting more.

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