monthly wrap up

What I’ve Been Reading

Hi everyone!

This was supposed to be the start of my wrap-up for April, but I realized that it’s already almost mid-May haha. Well, life happened and I have to say, the past few weeks have been a blur. I’ll have a life update-type post soon!

I got a lot of reading done in April. I think I was (and still is) in that mood where I want to devour books. I’ve been trying to read a variety of age categories (adult, YA, MG).

These days I’ve been in the mood for MG contemporary because it’s a really awesome genre. MG contemporary was also the reason that got me into MG in the first place. I love how MG tackles heavier issues like grief, divorce, and mental illnesses in a heartfelt way that doesn’t get too angsty. Also, unlike its YA counterpart, romance is never the focus in MG!

Aside from MG, I also try to read adult and YA books. I love switching between different genres/age categories when I want to read something new and different.

Hurricane Season is about a girl who tried to understand her father, a formerly famous pianist who had lost his motivation. This novel was an emotional punch in the gut for me, definitely a heavier read than most MG books. Loved it lots though.

To Night Owl from Dogfish is fun and lighthearted book written all in the form of emails (think Simon Vs the Homosapiens Agenda!) It’s about two girls who found out that their dads were getting married, and they conspired to prevent that from happening. I enjoyed this book overall. The only thing was that, later on some of the scenes felt forced into an email exchange and I felt might be better off dramatized.

I also loved The List of Things that Will Not Change, about a girl coping with her parents’ divorce, her dad’s new relationship, and the prospect of having a sister. Despite all the changes in her life, the tone of the novel was fun and upbeat.

Bridge of Souls is the long-awaited third novel in Victoria Schwab’s Cassidy Blake series! I did end up enjoying the novel, but kind of hoped that the series was going to go in a different direction.

Many Points of Me is a MG contemporary novel about grief and art. I really liked the dynamic between the main character and her best friend, which brought me right back to my middle grade days.

I read Fence volumes 1-4 all in one afternoon! It was seriously addictive, and reminded me of a sports anime that I love (Haikyuu anyone?!)

Today Tonight Tomorrow is a fun and lighthearted YA romance novel featuring the enemies-to-lovers trope which is one of my favourites. I finished this novel in no time and really enjoyed it!

I really enjoyed Fix Her Up which was the break that I needed from real life! I loved the banter between the main characters.

I heard so much about Never Let Me Go so I had to read it. This novel broke my heart and made me cry so much. Although it’s a literary novel, I loved that there was an engaging sci-fi/dystopian storyline that kept me reading.

I just started reading The Ivies, written by my favourite AuthorTuber Alexa Donne, which is all about the hectic college admission process (with murder thrown into the twist.) I’m only about 5% through but loving the story so far.

And that’s it! I really don’t have a rhyme or reason for what I want to read next. It just depends on what I’m in the mood for. Do you have a book that you think I’ll HAVE to read? Drop me a comment 🙂

7 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Reading

  1. Oh my gosh! To Night Owl from Dogfish is SUCH a fun read! I really enjoyed it too and could hardly put the book down. I agree with your critique of it. The later parts did feel forced.

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  2. I love how varied your reading list is. I feel like having that mix of different books is the best way to combat any chances of a slump. I’ve been eyeing up Fence for a while and it sounds like I would love the graphic novel. I’m currently making my way through the Haikyuu! manga, so it’s definitely right up my alley.

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  3. I enjoyed reading your reading update! ❤ I haven’t yet read Bridge of Souls, but I’m curious to see how I like it! Sorry to hear that it didn’t go in the direction you would have liked! I loved reading Fence and I binge-read the series at the beginning of the year! I also adored Today Tonight Tomorrow 🥰

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  4. Ah you’ve read so many different books, that’s amazing! I’m really happy you enjoyed Today Tonight Tomorrow, I loved it so much as well. And I can’t wait to read The Ivies 🙂

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