April and May 2019 : A Very Sad Wrap-Up (and A TBR)

May 23, 2019

April was a terrible reading month, let me just say this. Between the end of the semester and finals, my reading goal was not met. AT ALL. I finished all my exams last week so it’s time to get back on my reading game !

What I Read In April 2019

I read a total of… one book in April. Yup. Talk about a failure. 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) : everybody has been hyping this book forEVER so it was time I got to it. 

What I Read in May 2019

So to be honest, May wasn’t any better than April. Until the 15th of May, I was DROWNING in exams, stress and a huge craving for McDonalds. 

Othello by William Shakespeare (⭐️⭐️⭐️): far from being my favorite Shakespearean play, I still thought Othello was decent. I didn’t enjoy it all that much, BUT Iago made it okay for me. 

A Week To Be Wicked (Spindle Cove #2) by Tessa Dare (⭐️⭐️⭐️) : was this cute ? yes. Was this the best thing I’ve read ? No. I liked it better than A Night To Surrender. 

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) : I will NEVER stop gushing about this book. EVER. It’s heart-warming, important, relevant, beautiful, hilarious and well-written. I had the time of my life reading it. 

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #2) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) : Again, loved it. The main character, Katy, becomes much more of her “own” person in this book and seeing her character arc and her progression is amazing. 

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game #1) by Nora Sakavic (⭐️⭐️) : originally, i dnf-ed this book @ 29% but it apparently seems like i physically and emotionally am incapable of seriously dnf-ing a book when i think it might still have a potential, even a tiny tiny bit. 

Serpent And Dove by Shelby Mahurin (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) : GOD DID I LOVE THIS BOOK !!! If there’s one book I recommend for you to absolutely read, it’s this one (and Unpregnant). This book is an absolute gem, the characters, the world-building, the writing style, the plot. EVERYTHING is iconic and beautifully written. RECOMMEND x100000. 

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio (⭐️⭐️) : I was really disappointed by this book, even though the original idea seemed great. My main issues were the constant drama and borderline cheating. 

Slayer by Kiersten White (Slayer #1) (⭐️⭐️) : despite the compelling writing style that absolutely matched the main character’s struggles, Slayer wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Was it that my expectations were too high or that I’m weirdly overprotective of anything Buffy-related ? Maybe. I just didn’t feel connected to either the plot or the characters. 

Vicious (All Saints High #1) by L.J Shen (⭐️⭐️⭐️): this one was definitely OUT of my comfort zone but I enjoyed it (if you get passed the whole alpha-male/”you’re mine” BS)

Currently Reading

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare  : FINALLY, we’re here. Look, I know Cassie is milking this series and people are annoyed but I’m not. She created a great world and imo, it’d be a waste not to dive deeper into it. Granted, it’s hard to get into TDA without having read the other books so the annoyance is 1000% valid.

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven : the premise is interesting but please, let’s stop with this OVERUSE of brackets. It’s not necessary. 

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi : I’m sold by this concept of aliens giving a week notice to the Earth and humans until the infamous yet mysterious “Judgment Day”. 

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata : is this the new me now ? I’m not used to reading contemporary romances but I, for some reason, still want to give it a try. 

TBR for June 2019

During June, I have an internship in a law firm but I’m still hoping to get some reading done. I’m really bad at doing TBRs because I mostly read based on how I’m feeling and honestly, one may never know what my next mood is going to be. 

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E Schwab

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater 

Thunderhead (Arc of A Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman 

The Raven King (All For The Game #2) by Nora Sakavic

Marriage for One by Ella Maise 

Let’s all say a prayer for this small-ish TBR and hope I’ll get to actually touch one of these books next month. That being said, I’m getting my finals results within the next two weeks and it’s safe to say I’m ABSOLUTELY terrified. That’s it for today ! 

What’s on your TBR ? 
Have you read any of the books I mentioned and what did you think ? 
Leave a comment below ! 

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