Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone!  Whew! I can't believe that April went by so fast!  I had a nice Easter in April, even though we didn't do any Easter egg hunting!  Meanwhile, I had gone to my cousin's baby shower and I really enjoyed it!  We think that our cousin will have a baby girl and the baby is due in May, so I can't wait to meet our newest addition to our family!  Also, I had done A LOT of book shopping in April (as you can tell on my various Stacking the Shelves posts)!  So I can't wait to dive into these books soon!

On the Blog:

As I explained above, I had done a lot of book shopping in April and I ended up getting a ton of awesome books which included "The Fault in Our Stars," "Wonder Woman: Warbringer," "This Savage Song," and "Our Dark Duet."   I can't wait to read these books soon!  As for my month in reading, it was FANTASTIC!  I managed to read over 5 books for the month with 2 rereads!  It was so much better from last month's 2 books and I'm hoping to keep this up in May!

Books Read this Month:

1.  Immortal Flame by Jillian David  (READING ALLEY)

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 








6. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (130)
7. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (131)
8. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (132)
9. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (133)
10. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #72: April 1, 2018
11. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #73: April 8, 2018
12. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #74: April 15, 2018
13. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #75: April 22, 2018
14. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #76: April 29, 2018
15. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #48: April 14, 2018






Bookish Bingo: Spring 2018: 1
2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 4
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 3
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 2
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 3
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 2
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 7
2018 Beat the Backlist: 2
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 5
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 3
Book Bingo 2018: 3
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 1
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge : 2
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 5
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 3
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 1
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for April:

Total Number of Books Read: 5
Children's Books: 4
Adult Books: 1
5.5 Star Reads: 1
5 Star Reads: 3
4 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 4.9
Male Authors: 2
Female Authors: 3
Series: 1
Stand Alone: 4
Re-Reads: 2
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 3
Total ARC Books for the Year: 0
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 5
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 16

Genre Stats:

Humor: 3
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 1
Drama: 0
Romance: 1
Paranormal: 1
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 3
Total Humor Books for the Year: 6
Total Horror Books for the Year: 1
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 4
Total Drama Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 1

Blog Stats for April: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (132) 133 views


BEST OF THE MONTH: Immortal Flame by Jillian David

May TBR:

* I'm still sticking with the books I have on my TBR for April. I'm actually currently reading This Savage Song and it's pretty good so far! I can't wait to see what happens next in this book!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  Cait @ Paper Fury discusses about HOW TO ANNOY A BLOGGER SO MUCH THEY’LL EAT YOU
☀  AJ @ Read All the Things! discusses about My Reviewing Crisis
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about Expectations About POC Names in Books
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about The Half Star Rating
☀  Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature discusses about Book Blogger Woes
☀  Britanni @ Hope, Faith and Books discusses about WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR ARCS WHEN YOU FINISH THEM?
  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about  Why Do You Review?
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight discusses about Fluffy Faves for the Non-Fluff Reader   
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Diversity in Romance
☀  Rose Red @ Goldilox and the Three Weres discusses about Gateway Books and Reading Histories
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about What Makes You Read A Book?
☀  Evelina @ Avalinah's Books discusses about My Fears as a Book Blogger. Do You Have These Too?   

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I’m glad you had a nice Easter and got a lot of reading done. I hope you have an excellent May!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Good to hear you had a great reading month and some buying ... which is always fun.

  3. Congrats on all the reading you got done in April! Glad that you're enjoying This Savage Song; I love Victoria Schwab!

  4. Hi,
    Great list of books. I'll be checking them out.
    Have a great day!

  5. Glad to hear you were able to read more books. And I hope you will love Six of Crows such a great duology.

  6. I'm glad you had a great Easter! The Hate U Give is one of my all time favorite books so I really hope you enjoy it. I have also read When Dimple Met Rishi and This Savage Song. They weren't my absolute favorites but they were still good reads! I hope you enjoy them! I have Children of Blood and Bone on my TBR as well. I actually bought it in April so I'm hoping to get to it this month.

    Have a wonderful May!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina