April Wrap: The month of failed readathons!

April was a weird month, in that I totally,Β epically failed at my readathon goals. OWLs? Nope. 25inFive? Not a chance. Even the two readathons I HOSTED in my own Goodreads group were a sham! πŸ˜‚

I decided at the end of April that I think I’m not cut out for readathons. The ones that I host myself are usually fine, but I can’t remember the last time signing up for someone else’s readathon went well for me! *sigh*

Click the titles for links to reviews wherever available!

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EMOJI KEY:
✨ = review copy
πŸ“š = backlist title
πŸ“† = monthly TBR
πŸ” = reread
🍰 = graphic novel/manga/comics
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
🌺 = disability and/or MI rep
🎧 = audiobook
πŸ’» = Kindle Unlimited
❌ = DNF/set aside
😊 = ContemporApril

  • Wicked Saints ✨🌺 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Wayward Sisters ✨🍰🌻🌈🌺 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane ✨🎧❌😊 β€”Β DNF; not bad, I was just bored.
  • Hotel Dare ✨🍰🌻🌈 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Devouring Gray ✨❌ β€”Β set aside forΒ later

  • Descendant of the Crane ✨❌ β€”Β set aside forΒ later
  • Girls on the Verge ✨😊 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Doctor’s Discretion πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸŒΊπŸ’» β€” ⭐⭐
  • Criminal Intentions S1E1: The Cardigans πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸ’»πŸ˜Š β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Beast’s Heart ✨🎧❌ β€”Β set aside forΒ later

  • Star Collector, Vol. 2 ✨🍰🌻🌈😊 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • In the Neighborhood of True ✨🌻❌😊 β€”Β DNF; I sadly hated this almost immediately.
  • Dream Daddy ✨🍰🌻🌈😊 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Dark Game ✨🌻🌈 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • You Must Not Miss ✨🌈😊 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • That Kind of Guy ✨🌻🌈😊 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Croquette & Empanada ✨🍰 β€” ⭐⭐⭐
  • Nocturnal ✨🍰 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Cruel Works of Nature πŸ“šπŸ’» β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Art of Losing ✨❌😊 β€”Β DNF; I just wasn’t invested.

  • The Fortune Box πŸ“š β€” ⭐⭐
  • Monstress, Vol. 1 πŸ°πŸ”πŸŒˆπŸŒ»πŸŒΊ β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fence, Vol. 2 πŸ°πŸ“šπŸŒˆπŸŒ»πŸ˜Š β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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In progress & predicted ratings:

  • Sorcery of Thorns
    • prediction: 5/5 stars
  • Dead Until DarkΒ (REREAD)
    • prediction: 3.5/5 stars
  • Godsgrave
    • prediction: 5/5 stars
  • In Darkness, Delight
    • prediction: 4/5 stars
  • New Orleans Rush
    • prediction: 4/5 stars
  • The Name of the Wind
    • prediction: 5/5 stars
  • The Right Swipe
    • prediction: 4.5/5 stars
  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life
    • prediction: 5/5 stars
  • The Foxhole Court
    • prediction: 3.5/5 stars
  • A Girl Like HerΒ (REREAD)
    • prediction: 5/5 stars

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Movies & TV Watched this Month:

Toni Collette and Milly Shapiro in Hereditary (2018)

  • Hereditary β€” 4 ⭐
    • I finally watched this! I really loved it until the last 5-10 minutes, when everything got really… weird and nonsensical?

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Music I Loved This Month:

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Sorry, still just obsessing over flora cash.

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My Favorite Non-Review Posts of the Month:

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My Favorite Posts from OTHER Bloggers This Month:

This is really awful, and I feel so bad, but I have to leave this space blank this month because… well, writing this post made me realize I have done SO POORLY at blog hopping in April, I haven’t even saved any posts to link here! (I typically bookmark posts throughout the month and then compile them all in this list when the month ends.)

I feel absolutely awful, and I thought about just erasing this whole section from this month’s wrap-up and hoping nobody would notice, but I realized that this was actually extremely eye-opening for me to make sure that I don’t let myself fall into the habit of just posting without actually interacting. β™₯

If you’re still reading this, please drop a link in the comments of a recent post YOU made on YOUR blog that you’re proud of, and I’ll check it out!


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