First of all, it’s my 1 year blogging anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year… I’m still figuring everything out as I go, but it’s been really fun and I’m so grateful to be part of the book community. Thank you so much to all of the readers, publishers, authors, and companies who have shared their love for books with me over the past year!


What I Read

Here’s an overall list of everything I remember reading in April! I’ll be posting the reviews for most of these books throughout the next week, but the ratings are already up on Goodreads. I bolded my favorites:

  1. Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney (1.5 stars)
  2. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (5 stars)
  3. Avenged by Amy Tintera (3.5 stars)
  4. The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick (3 stars)
  5. Geekerella by Ashley Poston (4 stars)
  6. But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure (3.5 stars)
  7. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (3 stars)
  8. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (5 stars)
  9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (5 stars)
  10. The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie Nelson (2.5 stars)
  11. Perfect Ten by L. Phillips (2 stars)
  12. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (3.5 stars)
  13. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (5 stars)
  14. Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld (DNF)
  15. The Scrapbook of My Life by Alfie Deyes (5 stars)
  16. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (4 stars)
  17. Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau (3 stars)
  18. The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones (3 stars)
  19. Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane (5 stars)
  20. The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan (4 stars)
  21. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (3.5 stars)
  22. Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher (3.5 stars)
  23. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (5 stars)
  24. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders (4 stars)
  25. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (4 stars this time)
  26. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (5 stars)
  27. Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland (2 stars)
  28. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (4 stars)
  29. Lucky in Love by Kasie West (3 stars)
  30. The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior’s North Shore by Conor Mihell (4 stars)
  31. Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick (4 stars)
  32. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (3.5 stars)
  33. Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan (2.5 stars)
  34. Want by Cindy Pon (4 stars)
  35. Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett (4 stars)
  36. The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell (5 stars)
  37. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (4 stars)

Book Mail

Some highlights of this month’s book mail from authors & publishers:

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Other News

  • Mikee and I decided to take a break from our bookstagram challenge in May, but check back for June!
  • I’m still working on a bookshelf tour… it will be coming soon!
  • I’ll be opening a store on my blog in a few weeks to sell all of the books I don’t have room for! They’re all brand new or in excellent condition and will be mostly recent YA titles.

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite read in April was!!

2 comments on “April Monthly Wrap Up”

  1. Happy blogversary Cait! And congrats for read 37 books. 😀 I love Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett 😀 Yeah it is important to take a break. Take your time! 😀 Thank you for hosting bookstagram challenge after all this time

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