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April Wrap-Up// May TBR

Hello everyone! This is actually a scheduled post, as at the moment I am currently on holiday in Tokyo!!!!! I have been wanting to visit Japan for over 10 years, and I am so excited that it is finally happening 🙂 I’m going with my best friend too, so what could be better!?

I also finished my job this month. It was a bit of a bittersweet moment as, although the role could be hard at times, I really enjoyed the team I worked with. I’ll miss everyone there (and the book discount, haha). But my contract ended at a good time, as it means that I can enjoy my holiday freely without worrying about falling behind with work 🙂

As I am currently away this post is scheduled in advance. This holiday and the end of my work contract has meant that I have been really busy, and thus I have neglected my blog a little bit- sorry! I was supposed to spend April catching up on blog reviews and things, but that hasn’t happened at all. I promise I’ll get up-to-date as quickly as possible when I come back!

 

Okay, let’s just do a quick monthly wrap-up for April, shall we?

 

Books I’ve Read

Okay, so for April I had created another TBR list to choose from, as I had thought I would have a lot more time to read before I go away (I was wrong). I was planning on reading Snakewood, Siege & Storm, Ruin & Rising, The Traitor’s Blade, Throne of Glass and Unspeakable.

I sadly didn’t get through all of these books, which is such a shame. This month I read:

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas~ Review TBA
After seeing so much hype for this series throughout social media and the blogging world, I decided to give it a go (while I could still get discounted books). And you know what? I actually enjoyed this one! I though Caelena was great and, while the romance wasn’t always necessary, it was still an enjoyable read. I’ve heard the series only gets better, which is quite exciting!

 

 

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Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell~ Review TBA
I read this book as I wanted to try de Castell’s novels before his new YA-ish relese, Spellslinger. And I wasn’t disappointed. This book was great- I loved the tone (and the suffering) of the characters, and the ending was so nice! Can’t wait to read more of his books now 🙂

 

 

Snakewood
I am currently reading Snakewood by Adrian Selby. I actually DNF’d this book at the beginning of the month as it was taking such a long time to read. With my work discount coming to an end I wanted to start the above series’, just in case I needed to buy the sequels at a reduced price! I’m picking Snakewood back up again, but I am honestly finding it hard to get into. The writing isn’t my style at all, which is such a shame as I really do want to like it. I’m going to keep at it though (maybe I’ll read some on the plane)

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Okay, so not only did I not read much this month, but I have not had the time to catch up on my reviews- so this section looks a little pathetic. Sorry! I’ll definitely make some time to catch up in May, I don’t like not being able to link reviews in these wrap-up posts.

 

April Blog Posts

March Wrap-Up// April TBR

April 2017 Anticipated Releases

Review: Rogue

March 2017 Fairyloot Unboxing!!

April Book Haul

 

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Yeah, so this looks a little sparse 😦 I wanted there to be more review posts, especially after reading so much in March. Sorry guys!

May TBR

Okay, so I am due to come back home from my holiday in the second week of May, so I don’t want to give myself a huge list- I have SO many reviews to catch up on as it is.

After finishing Snakewood (if I haven’t already), this May I would like to read:

TBR

  1. Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo~ This month I will definitely finished this Grisha trilogy, especially as I didn’t get round to it in April!
  2. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli~ This book has been enticing me ever since I bought it, so I don’t think I can wait too long to read it! It looks super cute, a perfect read for on the plane home, or to relax once I return.
  3. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski~ I originally had this on my February TBR, but I didn’t get round to it. I keep wanting to pick this one up, but I’m never in the mood! I’m putting it on this list now in the hopes that I can finally get started on this series.
  4. The Dragon Lords- Fools Gold by Jon Hollins~ So I have been so excited to read this one, it seems right up my street! I mean, Ocean’s Eleven meets The Hobbit? YES. Although I bought this a while ago, I been a bit hesitant to actually add it to a TBR as 1) I don’t want the story to fall short of my expectations or 2) I don’t want a book hangover. But there is a sequel due later this year, so I feel like now’s the time.

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So, that’s April all wrapped up! On one hand, I am really disappointed I didn’t read very much and I definitely didn’t catch up with any of my reviews 😦 On the other hand, I have been a lot busier in my personal life, so I’ll just have to make up for it next month. Well, at the very least we’ll find out when I come back from Japan!! 🙂

How was your April? Did you meet any of your goals? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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One thought on “April Wrap-Up// May TBR

  1. Love your May TBR! I love the Winner’s series! I am itching to read it again hehe.. and I still have yet to read book 2 and 3 of the Grisha Trilogy. I hope you will enjoy these reads!

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