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Wrap up: April 2021

As I’m about to write this blog post, I see that this will be my 100th blog post ever written, yay!

I hope your April was amazing and that you had an amazing reading month! April was the month in which I organized the Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! I loved organizing my first readathon and am already looking forward to organizing a new one soon.

Let’s take a look at my April!

Book wrap up

I finished a total of 12 books, yay!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Everything After is such a wonderful book. I quickly flew through it and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The short chapters made this book quick and easy to read. I loved that there were two types of chapters: Emily now and Emily in the past throughout her diary. This really added to the story and makes the reader discover Emily’s past.
This book was written very powerfully and it really touched me to the core.

You can read my full review here.

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: read a book with a gorgeous cover

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This was such a funny book! I laughed out loud while reading this, because of the snarky comments of both the main characters Katharine and Kit. I also really loved that art was the main topic in this book because I really love reading about art. It’s just a lovely topic.

I do recommend this book if you like a slow-paced book about art, finding yourself and love!

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: read an ARC you once started but haven’t finished yet

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I haven’t read Pride & Prejudice (yet), so I stepped into this book with basically no knowledge of the original story. I don’t know if this is an advantage or a disadvantage, but I didn’t feel like I needed to have had read the original story to like this one.
I love how feminist Pride & Premeditation is. Elizabeth tries to prove that she – just like any other men – can be a sollicitor or barrister. I loved this aspect: fighting the patriarchy.

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: read a book in a genre you don’t read a lot

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This was a touching and honest story. We follow Chloe, who is grieving the loss of her partner, Jack. She’s left wondering what the future would’ve held for them.
Everyone griefs in different ways, and I found it to be very special to look at the way Chloe does. It really broke my heart at times.
I didn’t really have to cry while reading this book, but I was touched by it.

“This is what we were. What we will always be. Not love. But almost.”

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: read a book with a yellow cover

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Sad Ghost Club really really touched me. It sends out such an important message to the reader and I felt really understood while reading the book.

I would definitely recommend this one!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I absolutely LOVED this book!

I really liked the main character: Hollyn. She is such a relatable character and Loren did a great job in portraying Hollyn’s Tourette syndrome. This was really refreshing to read.

I also really liked the comedy vibe that is part of the story. The whole improv class situation is so much fun to read.
The chemistry between Hollyn and Jasper is amazing and a joy to read.

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: Read a book with a red cover

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mijn dromen is a Dutch book, based on a Dutch series that’s currenly airing in Belgium. I found it to be really interesting to read the background story of the main character Lisa.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I had already enjoyed Lovett’s first book: The First Time We Met, but I think The House Swap must be my favorite Lovett book now.

This story is both funny and emotional all at once. It has been a long time since a book made me tear up, but The House Swap managed to do that to me.
Another factor I liked is that the scenery of the island on which Cassie/James lives is explained so well. I loved imagining how the island looks with the alpacas and chicken.

You can read my full review here.

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: read a romance book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Het jaar van de hamster is yet another Dutch book. This book mostly talks about the Covid-19 crisis and I found it to be so relatable!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was such an inspiring story. Jen White did a great job in portraying mental health issues and how people and their environment handle this.

The writing style was easy to read, yet very fascinating.

I think A Thousand Minutes to Sunlight is a wonderful story about mental health, family and friendship.

You can find my full review here.

Oh S(e)r(iou)sly Read Those ARCs! prompt: Read a book written by an auther you haven’t read a book of before

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I have been so conflicted about this book for quite some time. On the one hand I really liked it. On the other hand I had some issues with some of the aspects and things that happened in the book. I was very excited to dive into The Hating Game because it has been so popular in the romance community that I knew that it had to be good somehow.

I did think that both Lucy and Joshua were lovable characters who have their flaws of course. Joshua may not have been friendly in the beginning of the story but nevertheless I did like him somehow. Both characters are flawed and have their own past and their own problems which make them the person they are, which I enjoyed discovering.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The last book I read in April was a book I had to read for uni. I didn’t think it was a boring book, but I also didn’t think it was a fun book, if you know what I mean.

Posts I loved this month

D writes a thank you letter to her body

April Lee shares 33 thoughts she had while reading Pride and Prejudice

Catarina shares 5 book review templates to mix up your posts

Aria talks about how reading affects her mental health

Susana does her first Q&A in celebration of 100 followers

Exciting things ahead in May

May will be the official start of my little bookmark shop! You can read more about this little project of mine here. You can now buy your own bookmark on my Etsy shop!

I’d love to hear how your reading month was! Let me know in the comments.

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9 thoughts on “Wrap up: April 2021

  1. Congratulations on 100 posts! 🥳I’ve read reviews of The Sad Ghost Club and it’s a really beautiful book that’s both relevant and artistic. A bookmark shop sounds exciting!!😍 I hope you have a wonderful time creating and sharing them! They’re a reader’s best friend 😂 I’m so happy you liked my letter!! Thank you so much for mentioning it!
    Have a wonderful month ahead!💫

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  2. Looks like a great reading month! You read a lot from my TBR. The only one of these I’ve read so far is The Hating Game. I’m definitely one of those that LOVED it, but I have a bestie that didn’t. Hope this month is awesome for you!!

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