April Wrap Up & A Little Bit Of What To Expect In May

Hey everyone! Its the beginning of a new month which means its time (overdue, i know) to wrap up the activities for the last month and highlight the goals of a new one.

So, about April:

At beginning of the previous month, I had posted my goals for the month in a blog post (you can read the post here) and although it may seem sub-par in relation to what I had aimed for, I’m content with what I achieved, especially because April wasn’t exactly my best month.

Before moving on to the wrap up, here’s a recap:

(for April)

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Children Of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Jury by David Dada

Circe by Madeline Miller

Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okarafor

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

OTHER GOALS [WRITING]

Participated in Camp Nano, which I gave up in the first week *cries in shame*.

What I did do in April:

★Stay With Me

⭐⭐⭐⭐★| 4.5 stars.

I loved Stay With Me. I loved Ayobami Adebayo’s writing. I love how she was able to depict such a deep cultural issue so wonderfully. It was an amazing and intense book,that leaves you thinking even after you’re done reading it.

(You can read my full review here.)

★Circe

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐| 5 stars

I loved it so much. I loved Madeline Miller’s writing and Circe’s character. Circe is no doubt a book, I won’t stop talking about for months.

(You can read my full review here.)

★Birthday Girl

⭐⭐⭐⭐| 4 stars.

I really loved Birthday Girl. It was such a wonderful read. If you don’t mind age gap in romance, you might want to check it out.

(You can read my full review here.)

★The Copeland Bride (not part of tbr, i know)

⭐| 1 star.

Let’s just say I didn’t like it…at all.

(You can read my review here.)

★The Hate U Give

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐| 5 stars.

I really, really, loved it. I love Angie’s writing. I loved the story. I loved the Starr. I love the meaning and significance of this book. Let’s just say I really love it ok *sobs in a corner*.

Review to come when I’m capable of coherent speech/writing.

Stay With Me

Circe

Birthday Girl

The Copeland Bride

Hello, April. ( and i’m finally back on the blog! *squeal*)

Stay With Me [Book Review]

Circe [Book Review]

Birthday Girl [Book Review]

The Cookie Book Tag

Currently Reading Tag

The Copeland Bride [Book Review]: A Mini Review So I Don’t Rant

Initially, I didn’t have plans of organising my reading again this month. It was going to be all about mood reading and trying to include books by Muslim authors, since Ramadan falls this month too, yay!, and books about mental illnesses, because its also mental illness awareness month; my anxious, depressed muslim ass is so happy *sobs*, but that changed when I saw the Ramadan Readathon post on twitter!

So, I’ll be joining the readathon which begins on the 6th of May and runs till the 4th of June! And I’ll also try to include books with mentally ill characters to my reads for this month.

I really hope this works out, because I’m so hopeful about this, eek! I’ve already picked out my pillar and I’ll announcing it and my list at the beginning of the month of Ramadan or even before that (because I have no control).

Also speaking of Ramadan and things that matter to Muslims, my ‘I’ll like to call her a friend, because she’s amazing’ and an amazing blogger, and now newly a booktuber too — Fadwa @wordwonders and another equally amazing Muslim are hosting a blog series also about Muslim stuff which be starting on the 7th of May. So please, if you will, keep an eye out of the introductory post and rest of series, which would be posted on Fadwa’s blog. Its super important and will mean a lot to me.

Well, that’s it. That’s my wrap up for April and a short summary of my reading plans for May. Yes, I’ll also be writing this month, and I hope I’ll be able to do a lot of it and finish my little book baby, my book is special to me, ok. Its going to be an intense month and honestly, I think I’m ready for it. Here’s to hoping I achieve everything I wish to this month!

What are your plans for this month? Are you satisfied with your results from the previous month?

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10 thoughts on “April Wrap Up & A Little Bit Of What To Expect In May

  1. My April was a whole dumpster fire of a month. It was a slow reading month with only three books read. I also had a sort-of blogging hiatus because of my finals.
    I’m glad you read a lot of books in April. Your May plans sound fun too! Have a great May 😊

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  2. I have had The Hate You Give and Children of Blood and Bone on my list forever, but have tackled neither!

    Circe sounds incredible. Thanks for the great review – definitely putting that on my list now.

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    1. thank you very much. i hope you enjoy reading circe has much as i did. and i’d recommend you read THUG, its amazing.

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  3. All the best on tackle your May Reading List, never seem to have a tbr list am still yet to read Stay With Me… Ramadan Mubarak. My plan for this month includes publishing 12 blog post, doing some studying along the wqy

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    1. ramadan mubarak to you too, nafisa! and not having tbrs is ok, i’m also a huge mood reader tbh, so its completely fine. and goodluck on accomplishing your goals for this month!

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  4. All the best on tackle your May Reading List, never seem to have a tbr list am still yet to read Stay With Me… Ramadan Mubarak. My plan for this month includes publishing 12 blog post, doing some studying along the way.

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