Happy Saturday, Bookworms!
What was your favorite read last month?
Hello! I hope everyone had a good reading month. Mine was pretty good. I did get distracted a lot by reading books not on my April TBR, which means I didn’t really accomplish any of my bookish/blog goals. Sadness but I can only try my best again for May.
Here’s what I did get to post reviews for:
Cowboy Dragon by Terry Bolryder | ⭐⭐⭐
Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Drawn Together by Minh Lê, Illustrated by Dan Santat | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A BIG Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. Jensen | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Unplugged by Gordon Korman | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Home to Me by Catherine Bybee | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
***reviewed only on Goodreads***
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Prince of Darkness by Donna Grant | ⭐⭐⭐
The Specialist by Anna Hackett | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was an interesting mix of reads but the majority were really enjoyable.
My Favorite Reads
I had several favorite reads I really loved: The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison (deep and realistic), Gilded Serpent (devastation and so many feels), Unplugged (an awesome camp mystery), Drawn Together (a beautiful story between a boy and his grandfather), and Home to Me (sweet and heartbreaking).
I’m currently reading two books at once: Roar by Cora Carmack and Wolf Kissed by Heather Renee.
So far, Roar has my full attention as Rora (MC) tries to find her place in the world as the new heir while still maintaining her secret.
Wolf Kissed was recommended in an author’s newsletter. It’s been going good. I’m as intrigued as other characters in the book by the mysterious mark on Cait (MC) and what it could mean for both her, Roman (alpha), and all of wolf kind.
One good thing that happened this month was the library reopening fully. Here are the books I checked out:
In the left picture, I read everything but When You Trap A Tiger, which I decided to read another time. The pictures book on the right I plan to read this weekend.
Book Mail & Spontaneous Book Hauls
I welcomed several new books to my Kindle and physical shelves:
Ignite by Sara B. Larson
An Incurable Case of Love (vol. 7) by Maki Enjoji
Call It Magic by Janet Chapman
One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu
Cathedral of Bones by A. J. Steiger
Out of all of these, I’m most looking forward to reading Ignite, One Jar of Magic, and An Incurable Case of Love (vol. 7).
Ignite is the second book of the Defy trilogy. The story so far has been fantastical, leaving me wanting more. I wonder how book 2 will test Alex, a woman disguised as a man and member of the prince’s elite guard, especially as her body becomes harder to conceal. Not only that but she is in a love triangle that I am highly invested in.
One Jar of Magic has been on my radar for a while. It sounds like a sweet, unique middle grade fantasy story.
I’m excited but sad to read the final volume of An Incurable Case of Love. It’s been an up and down series but on the whole enjoyable. My hope is that Sakura and Tendo end up together, happy and secure in their relationship.
One Year Later
The end of April marks a little over a year Lance has been gone. I miss his adorkable self and wish he was still here. I think him and Kobe would have been the best of friends and brothers.
My time with Lance was a blessing. I hope he’s happy wherever he is over that rainbow bridge, running, playing, barking, and eating to his heart’s content.
Marvelous Musical Moments
I’d like to end this post with a musical moment I didn’t know I needed in my life. You may have seen this already. I recently found this gem on Instagram.
Below is an a Capella Hamilton cover sung in a sea shanty style and I am in love with it! Enjoy!
The Show Shanties | Hamilton Medley | Sea Shanty Style | Musical Theatre | West End | A Capella |
Source: JP Talent & Events