Holy cow! April was such a great reading month for me! I completed my TBR (that I ended up planning like midway through April), got to enjoy some manga, and started two audiobooks! In total I ended up reading 9 books (!!!) and I’m currently reading three books at the moment.
More information on what I plan on finishing and reading in May will come later in the week! But for now, let’s see what I finished!
The newest installment in the Sea Breeze Meets Rosemary Beach series, Best I’ve Ever Had was part of my March/April Abbi Glines kick. I didn’t enjoy the first book in this series but books two and three really picked up and reminded me of why I fell in love with her books in the first place. It was so fun to get to go back to one of my favorite genres; new adult.
No review up for this one yet, but I’m working on it!
One of the best books I’ve read this year was Abby Jimenez’s newest release, The Happy Ever After Playlist. This was an ARC I was gifted on NetGalley from my lovely lovely friends at Forever. I absolutely adored her debut novel and had this on my radar immediately after I heard about it and I was so excited I got to read this before release. If you were a fan of her first book then you’ll love this! It’s got all the humor and heart with a touch of that rockstar romance trope we all love!
ARC, spoiler-free review can be found here!
My only completed audiobook of the month, Making a Play is the latest installment in Abbi’s YA series. I’d had some ups and downs with this series and I’m sad to say this was a major flop for me. It started out well enough and I had it rated at a 3-star but the more I wrote the review the more I realized how much I disliked some of the major themes and plot points. For sure not her best work and I hope the next novel, which she announced last week, will be better.
Review coming very soon!
My fourth read of the month was a gift from my friends over at Kensington Publishing, a new novel from the author of the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series. Matchmaking Can Be Murder is the newest novel by Amanda Flower and is set in the same town as her other works, but centers on Millie Fisher, a widowed matchmaker who gets wrapped up in a murder investigation when she moves back home. I found this book really entertaining and thought it had a great central mystery, I think she has another hit series on her hands!
Review to come!
5-9) Vampire Knight 1-5
I haven’t read a good manga in a while, and I decided it was time to change that. I first read Vampire Knight in like middle school (yikes) and even then I never finished the series, so I decided to pick it back up and hot damn I forgot how much I loved this series. It’s not necessarily original, but this whole trope/plot is something I really enjoy and it works. There are some differences here than other vampire novels but I can’t wait to see how the story evolves! Lucky for me my library has the whole set!
No review for these, just know I love them!
And that’s a wrap! Get it?
Anyway, I can’t believe I read nine books last month! I spent a lot of sunny afternoons on my back deck, reading and drinking some lemonade so I think that’s why I was able to read so much. Plus I read some really great books last month, so it was fun to be able to breeze through them!
Hopefully with school out (forever, for me!) I’ll be able to read more! I already have my May TBR planned so be on the lookout for that post coming next week!
What did you read and love in April? Did you have a good reading month or a bad one?