Wrap Ups

April ’18 Wrap

May 3, 2018

April was a pretty quiet month for me at 16 books (I typically average 20-25). I hit a major fantasy slump, and then it progressed into a full-on everything slump. I spent about 2 weeks of this month reading a max of 50 pages a day. That said, over the last few days, I’ve gradually come out of that slump, and I still had some pretty good reads this month.

(By the way, I read five books for the ApTHRILL challenge!)


RTC = “review to come”


Six of Crows (review)
A Girl Like Her (RTC)
A Gathering of Shadows (RTC)
! Undead Girl Gang (review)
Into the Gray (GR mini review)
! The Way You Make Me Feel (RTC)
Bad Romance (RTC)
A Court of Wings and Ruin (reread review)


The Hobbit (review)
! Devils Unto Dust (review)
Throne of Glass (RTC)
! The Devil and the Deep (RTC)


! Ace of Shades (review)
! Time Was (review)
Birthday Girl (RTC)




! White Rabbit (review)




Ash Princess (18%)
Strange the Dreamer (15%)
LIFEL1K3 (29%)
Crooked Kingdom (36%)

Other Reviews Posted this Month…

The Raven King
City of Ashes
Burning the Bacon
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
What I Leave Behind
Gray Wolf Island
The Wicker King




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  • Reply MetalPhantasmReads May 3, 2018 at 11:14 am

    That’s sad about Strange the Dreamer 🙁 do you think you’ll go back to it in the future?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Oh, I’m actually still in the middle of it! 🙂 I’m definitely not DNFing it – it’s way too good for that. I hit a BAD fantasy slump in April that made me slow down on it big time, but now some friends of mine are starting a group read of it later this month, so I agreed to set it aside and resume it with them in a week or two!

      • Reply MetalPhantasmReads May 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        Oh ok 🙂 I know that slumpy feeling all to well. I highly recommend the audio book too if you like those!

  • Reply Elise @ Roaming Reader May 3, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Ah you’ve read so much this month! Congrats!

    • Reply Elise @ Roaming Reader May 3, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Wait lol just saw that this many books is less than normal for you! Wow teach me your ways lol I consider 5 books to be impressive for me!

      • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        Haha aww, no, it totally just varies based on the person! Like, I don’t know if this sounds silly, but if I’m used to reading 20 per month, 15 feels like a slow month to me – but my fiance is used to reading 3-5 a month, so when he hits 5 books in one month, I’m legit like, “OMG!!! THAT’S SO AWESOME!” and totally cheering for him bahaha! Honestly, I just love hearing about people’s reading wraps and goals! ♥

        • Reply Elise @ Roaming Reader May 7, 2018 at 10:58 pm

          I totally get this! I’ve honestly always been a slower reader so when I see people with large wrap ups, i just have to remind myself that I’m not them so we’re gonna read a different amount of books each month (plus everyone has good months and bad months) hopefuly I’ll be able to read a lot more this may since I’m now out of school for the summer ?

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 11:07 pm

            I hope you can! 😀 That’s the best part about school breaks, haha! Happy reading, love ♥

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much Elise!

  • Reply booksandblends May 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

    16 books is still a lot to read and you read some awesome books too!
    Also, I can’t wait read your review on Throne of Glass! I’m currently listening to Heir of Fire on audiobook and its great!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Awww thank you love! ♥ I’m glad you’re enjoying HoF – I hear that’s the favorite of a lot of the series fans!

      • Reply booksandblends May 7, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        My favorite so far was CoM. So I’m hoping this one is a favorite! These damn books are huge though, the audiobook is 17 CDs! ?

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 11:06 pm

          OMG, that’s wild haha! My fiance loves loooong audiobooks – he’s been listening to stuff like Name of the Wind and such lately and some of those types of audiobooks are 50+ hours. It’s wild to me!

          • booksandblends May 8, 2018 at 8:08 am

            Oh damn! I applaud him!
            I just started listening to audiobooks this year so I’m a newbie.

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 11, 2018 at 1:58 am

            Haha right? I don’t think I ever finished a full audiobook until last fall! Right now I’m working on one called A Head Full of Ghosts by… Paul Tremblay, I think is the author’s name? I needed something new to listen to on my drive home from swimsuit shopping, so I found it on the Libby app and it didn’t have a wait on it. I thought it’d be okay but now I’m HOOKED! I was even listening to it while doing laundry today lol!

          • booksandblends May 11, 2018 at 9:07 am

            I looked it up and that book sounds pretty good!

  • Reply Sarah May 3, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    It kills me that your slump month ends up being twice as many books as a good month for me. I mean, it doesn’t kill me, but I am envious. 🙂 I had a pretty bad slump (reading and general) this month as well. Hopefully May is better for both of us! <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Awww, I’m sorry your April wasn’t a great reading month, either! 🙁 I sure hope so! Happy reading, gorgeous ♥

  • Reply Fafa's Book Corner May 3, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I’m glad you liked so many books!

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall May 4, 2018 at 1:46 am

    I probably would’ve cried if you didn’t love Six of Crows. So happy you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on Crooked Kingdom! <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      You and me both, lmao! I just finished CK a few hours ago and I’m just emotionally DRAINED.

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches May 16, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Five books for ApTHRILL is not bad AT ALL! 😀

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you! ♥ I love your challenges because they always motivate me to knock out some titles I’d been putting off, haha.

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches May 22, 2018 at 7:12 am

        That’s what they’re for! Wish they’d still motivate me but they.. haven’t been.. Ugh. :’)

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