Wrap Ups

April Wrap: a shockingly good month for reading?!

May 8, 2020

Another month is over, so it’s time for another wrap-up!

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Completed Reads:

EMOJI KEY:
โœจ = review copy | ๐Ÿ” = reread | ๐Ÿค— = buddy read
๐ŸŽง = audiobook |ย ๐Ÿ’ป = Kindle Unlimited

๐Ÿฐ = graphic novel/manga/comics | ๐Ÿ“œ = poetry
๐ŸŒป = POC rep |
๐ŸŒˆ = LGBTQ+ rep | ๐ŸŒบ = disability and/or MI rep | ๐Ÿ’ž = fat rep

Ellyn invited me to join her in challenging ourselves to read 30 books in 30 days for April, and I can’t believe it, but not only did I manage to complete the challenge, I even surpassed it by 1! It involved a lot of graphic novels and short reads, but that’s still way more reading than I’ve done in any month so far this year, so I am REALLY proud of myself! ๐Ÿฅฐ

In order from best to worst…

  • Clap When You Land
    โœจ๐Ÿ“œ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Guarding Temptation
    โœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’ž | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
    ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒˆ | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Medicine Man
    ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒบ | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Camp Spirit
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

  • Eat, and Love Yourself
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’ž | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • They Called Us Enemy
    ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Alpha & Omega
    ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญโญโญ
  • The Bromance Book Club
    โญโญโญโญโญ
  • Bone Parish, Vol. 2
    ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญโญโญ
  • Dead as a Doornail
    โญโญโญโญโญ

  • Theirs for the Night
    ๐ŸŒˆ | โญโญโญโญโญ
  • The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act
    ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | โญโญโญโญโญ
  • The Last Halloween: The Children
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | โญโญโญโญ
  • Ghosted in LA, Vol. 1
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ž | โญโญโญโญ
  • The Red Pyramid
    ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญโญ
  • Goosebumps: Download and Die!
    ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | โญโญโญโญ

  • Always Human
    ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ | โญโญโญโญ
  • Moon Called
    ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽง๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญโญ
  • Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Grande Chateau
    ๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญโญ
  • A Thief in the Nude
    โญโญโญโญ
  • Definitely Dead
    โญโญโญโญ
  • The Crossroads at Midnight
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ž | โญโญโญโญ

  • The Guild, Vol. 1
    ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ | โญโญโญโญ
  • Karen’s Witch
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญโญ
  • Desperate Measures
    ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ | โญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ซ
  • Happily Ever After & Everything in Between
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒบ | โญโญโญ
  • Chew, Vol. 1
    ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป | โญโญโญ
  • How I Survived
    โœจ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป | โญโญ
  • How to Survive a Horror Movie
    โญโญ

DNFs…

  1. 55 Slightly Sinister Stories
    Not what it was marketed as, boring, bland, and poor writing.
  2. House of Penance
    Boooooooring.
  3. You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife
    Too triggering, and mediocre at best, tbh.

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Watched this Month:

  • Beauty and the Beastย (2017) | ๐Ÿ” | โญโญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ซ
    Still amazing. โ™ฅ
  • The Evil Dead (1981) | ๐Ÿ” | โญโญโญโญ
    Also still amazing, in the worst possible way, kind of. ๐Ÿ˜…

Listened to this Month:

  • The Amazing Devil
    If you didn’t know that Joey Batey, AKA Jaskier from The Witcher, has a band, now you know, and you’re welcome, because they’re incredible. I’ve listened to them every single day for weeks now and I’m ridiculously obsessed.

Played this Month:

  • Animal Crossing
    Nope, not slowing down any time soon…
  • World of Final Fantasy
    I’ve never gotten into any “capture”-type games before (Pokemon, Monster Hunter, etc.), but this is phenomenal! I don’t like the genre of games usually, but I feel like this is really well-done, plus it features so many classic FF characters from other games, and I love the easter eggs.

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My Favorite Posts of the Month:

  • I actually didn’t post anything “fun” this month โ€” I think I only published 7 posts total, and 4 of them were weekly wraps. ๐Ÿ˜…

Videos of the Month:

(click the thumbnails to see the videos!)

My Favorite Posts from OTHER Bloggers This Month:


โ€” destiny โ™ฅ

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30 Comments

  • Reply frankielovely May 8, 2020 at 10:07 am

    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  • Reply evelynreads1 May 8, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Congrats on finishing so many books!
    I was planning on reading Something is killing the children later today, and starting Clap when you land as my next audiobook, so I’m so glad to see you loved both!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply Sofia @ BookishWanderess May 8, 2020 at 10:51 am

    I’m glad you had a great reading month, congrats on reading so many books! I’m excited to pick up Clap When You Land since I have loved the other Elizabeth Acevedo books I have read. I’m happy to see you enjoyed that one.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:53 am

      Thank you so much! Oh, it was so beautiful. It made me SOB lmao. I hope you love it but have tissues handy! <3

  • Reply The Sassy Library Fox May 8, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Wow! You read quite a lot of books! Glad this was such a good month for you! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Also I didn’t know about “The Amazing Devil” and they make amazing music! Thanks for the tip! <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:53 am

      Thank you soooo much! Omg, I’m so glad you checked out The Amazing Devil and enjoy them. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m on a mission to make sure everyone checks them out haha. They are so talented! I really, really love Fair and Welly Boots. Their whole new album is amazing, though.

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators May 8, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    I’m so glad you had such a great reading month! I had a pretty good reading month myself, but I miss the days where school didn’t keep me from constantly reading every book I could get my hands on! I’m now considering the 30 books in 30 days challenge for myself in June, since i’ll have finished my semester by then! And I’m so happy to hear that you loved Clap When You land! I love Elizabeth Acevedo’s writing and I’m so excited to finally get to read her newest release!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:54 am

      Thank you, love! I’m glad you had a good reading month, too! I hope the end of your semester goes well, and good luck if you decide to do the 30 in 30 for June! It was a really fun challenge, though it was tough at the end of the month when I fell behind for a few days haha. Omg, Clap When You Land was honestly AMAZING. I can’t wait for you to read it! <3

  • Reply Ari @ Books. Libraries. Also, cats. May 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Ahhhh thank you so much for sharing my post Destiny!! You had SUCH a good reading month omg. Eat, And Love Yourself and Something Is Killing the Children are both on my TBR and I’m hoping to get to them in May!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:55 am

      Aww you’re so welcome, friend! Ooohh I hope you love both of them, they were so good. Definitely check the TWs for Eat, and Love Yourself if eating disorder-related things bother you, but it was an excellent read all the time. โ™ฅ Enjoy!

  • Reply Sarah May 8, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Aw thanks for linking post! <3 I'm glad you had such a great month reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Sarah May 8, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      linking *my post, lmao oops

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:56 am

      You’re so welcome, dear โ™ฅโ™ฅ love you!

      • Reply Sarah May 10, 2020 at 9:53 am

        Love you too!! <3

  • Reply Ellyn May 8, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Ahh I’m so proud of you! 31!
    I’m glad you enjoyed The Red Pyramid, I loved reading it with you! I honestly can’t wait for PJO!
    Thank you so much for mentioning my post, I’m glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:57 am

      Thank you! I’m so proud of YOU, too! Ahhh, I can’t wait for our PJO read. ๐Ÿ˜€ And you’re welcome! Any time, beautiful!

  • Reply Kaya @ afictionalbookworm May 9, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Ahhh, congrats on finishing so many books!!๐Ÿ’œ Animal Crossing is the best haha!

  • Reply eLPy May 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Oh my gosh congratulations on completing that challenge, that is certainly a big deal. I have Clap When You Land on my TBR, it’s getting quite a lot of hype and sounds interesting even if it’s not my usual sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/thriller type read.

    Thanks for the links to some other cool posts, I’ll check some out.

    Great job this month!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 10, 2020 at 3:58 am

      Thank you so much! Clap When You Land was really amazing and I could see it as going well even for people who don’t reach for the genre often, so I really hope you enjoy it. I just think Elizabeth Acevedo has such a way with words and with expressing emotions. It hit me hard at times, in a good way!

  • Reply Sumedha May 10, 2020 at 4:43 am

    You read THIRTY ONE BOOKS???? In a 30 day month?! WHO ARE YOU. DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TURNER. Excuse me while I try to process this information. Just.. WHAT.
    (P. S. thanks for linking my review for The Bromance Book Club!)

  • Reply Jenna @ Falling Letters May 10, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Way to knock books off your TBR!!

  • Reply Marie May 12, 2020 at 10:18 am

    WOW congratulations on reading so many books in the past month, this is INCREDIBLE! I’m happy you loved Clap when you land, so excited to read this one and some of the authors’ books ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post! I hope you’ll have a lovely May <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much, friend! ๐Ÿ˜€ And you’re so welcome. I hope your month is going beautifully!

    Say hello! โ™ฅ

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