I guess I didn’t have that bad of a month, but it wasn’t really great either. Like a lot of people, I had some exams this month so I was doing some studying, and didn’t get to read as much as I wanted. So I read 6 books, which I’m not really proud of. But most of them were 4 stars, so they weren’t bad books.
April 2021: 6
Average Rating: 3.9/5 Stars
Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2) by Alexandra Bracken: ★★★★ | Holy crap. That was a whirlwind. I experienced all the emotions. I also didn’t know it was possible to feel this hurt at a character’s death. And Ruby goes through so much character development. Also, I love the new covers.
Off The Record by Camryn Garrett: ★★★★ | This book was a roller coaster. I loved, loved, loved it. Josie was so interesting to read about, and I loved Penny and Marius. And the anxiety representation was perfect. Find my review here.
These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights, #1) by Chloe Gong: ★★★★ | So many thoughts. Juliette was a bit too ruthless for me. Roma was too bland. I loved the side characters. The worldbuilding was amazing, and I’m in love with the writing. Find my review here.
The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. Harvey: ★★★★ | I wish this wasn’t a standalone. I need more of these characters! Find my review here.
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb: ★★★★ | I loved this so much. Lori’s writing was raw and genuine. It’s a nonfiction book, yet all the emotions are there. I haven’t read any books on therapy and now I want to read so many more. Amazing, amazing, book, and one that everyone should read. Find my review here.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb: ★★★.5| I really liked this. Malala’s story was so inspiring and empowering. The reason this wasn’t 5 stars was because it was a mix of different things that didn’t always work for me.
Here are the top posts of the month:
- Read at least 11 books ❌
- Read 3 nonfiction books ❌
- Find 3 book blogs that I really like and follow them ✅
- Drink more water ✅
- Exercise more ❌
- Do better at school ✅
- Read at least 7 books
- Read 2 nonfiction books
- Find 3 book blogs that I really like and follow them
- Drink more water
- Exercise more
- Nothing is really happening. My life is very boring.
- But I’ve watched so many edits of the Shadow and Bone TV show (they’re all of the crows). Here are some of them;
Shadow and Bone | I know I’m not the only one that rewatched it.
Big Shot | I’ve only watched a 2 episodes, but I’m really enjoying it. I’ll be honest, the reason I watched it in the first place was because I saw the guy who played Uncle Jesse in Full House (any other fans? I watched it all the time with my parents when I was younger.)
The Darkest Minds | This was a flop. I’m really disappointed. The pacing was all wrong, and they changed the story so much. The actors were talented, but I can’t stop feeling like the movie would have been way better if they had just followed the storyline of the book. But there were 2 things I loved about it; the ending and the music. The ending was amazing, so powerful and I just really loved it. And I loved the music (I made a playlist.)
Legally Blonde | I saw that it was on Netflix, so I decided to rewatch it as I hadn’t watched it in years. And it was just as good. I loved Elle and hated Warner and it was just really heartwarming.
I had to make a whole new heading because I watched so many documentaries this month.
- Own the Room (National Geographic) | This was so good. I loved learning about the different businesses and the entreupreuners. It was a great documentary.
- Science Fair (National Geographic) | 5 full stars. This was amazing. I loved how it was high school students doing these amazing things. It was the perfect mix of realism and information and inspiration. I highly recommend this one.
- The Social Dilemma (Netflix) | I loved the way this mixed the experts talking about social media and also how it would play out in a regular home.
- MARS: Inside SpaceX (National Geographic) | I’ve always been interested in space and just rockets in general, so for me, this was fascinating. I loved learning about how humans should have a self sustaining city on Mars, and how the way to do that is reusable rockets.
- Expedition Mars: Spirit & Opportunity (National Geographic) | Me and my sister both really enjoyed this one. It was really interesting learning about the struggles NASA went through.
- War of Hearts by Ruelle
- Team by Lorde
- you broke me first by Tate McRae
Emily @ Frappes & Fiction shared her 5 star reads of the year!
Maria @ The Character Study had a fascinating discussion on bisexual representation in books.
Ariel @ Gemini Book Nook shared some themed book recommendations.
Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise had a discussion post on the role of parents in YA and MG.
M @ Inking and Thinking shared her book rating system.
April @ Booked Till Midnight replaced snakes on book covers with Milo the Goat.
Shruvi @ The Shamelessly Bookstruck wrote about bookish pet peeves.
Amanda @ Bookish Brews shared some diverse June 2021 releases.