April Wrap Up | 2017

The reading slump is officially over (as well as my Instagram slump!). I am so happy to be reading at my usual speed again and taking beautiful pictures of everything and anything bookish!

There is a very special person who always believes in me, no matter what I do or what phase I go through. Thank you very much for always being there for me!

Moving on to all the wonderful books I’ve read in April – an enormous total of 11 books!!! Without further ado, let’s start the book talking!

The first book I finished in the month of April was «To Kill a Mockingbird» by Harper Lee. This was my classic pick for the month of March and I’ve almost managed to read all of it in March (almost doesn’t count though, hence it made my April TBR list instead).

My classic for the month of April was «A Study in Scarlet» by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and more of my thoughts about these two classics will be in my Classic a Month Challenge wrap up.

Next on my read list are «The Knights of the Borrowed Dark» Books 1 & 2 by Dave Rudden. An amazing new fantasy series set up in modern-day Dublin, Ireland. As my first ever book written by an Irish author and also with the whole story happening in Ireland, it could not be any better and I highly recommend it to any fantasy lover out there!

Part 1

I also powered through a few contemporary novels, namely,  «Finding Audrey» by Sophie Kinsella, «Lying About Last Summer» by Sue Wallman, «The Whole Thing Together» by Ann Brashares and «The One Memory of Flora Banks» by Emily Barr.

There is already a review up for «The Whole Thing Together», check it out if you want to know more of my thoughts on this book.

part 3

I also got a chance to read a new historical, mystery / thriller / crime novel (the genre definition here is quite confusing) – «The Shadow Land» by Elizabeth Kostova. So many things were off in this novel, except one – the story of Stoyan Lazarov! My review is also up for more detailed thoughts and opinions.

And finally, I picked up «Carry On» by Rainbow Rowell (there is only one more book by this author left for me to read!) and «A Court of Thorns and Roses» by Sarah J. Maas. Considering that the third book is coming out early May, I had to see for myself how good the series actually is (the hype around it is beyond imaginable!). I will be posting my review very soon, but for now let me tell you that I didn’t like it as much as I hoped I would.

part 2

And that is all for the books read in the month of April. Only one of them deserved 5-star rating from me – «To Kill a Mockingbird» (it was impossible not to give it the highest rating). Most of the other books were 4-star reads, making my April reading experience very enjoyable!  And only 1 or 2 books got a lower rating, but they, by no means, were bad – just not exactly what I was looking for at that particular time.

Let me know in the comments down below how well the month of April treated you!

With love,



9 thoughts on “April Wrap Up | 2017

  1. Hey, Alex!
    What an wonderful month, I wish all my months would be as productive as this one. From all of your books I’ve only read A Court of Thorns and Roses and it’s totally amazing, I have no words for it. I loved everything about it!
    As for me, my month was pretty boring. I only got the chance to read two books for school, when I’m forced to read I always get into a major reading slump. But now I guess it’s over so I’m looking forward to read a whole lot more in May.
    I hope you have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you!

      That is true, when we are forced to read something it doesn’t usually end up well 😀

      I am forcing myself to read all of the pending galleys I have this month, and I am hoping that I will enjoy all of them, otherwise the slump might come back!

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