Hey there, bookworms! Can you believe that April is over already? I’m sorry to report that April was on the slow side for me, at least reading-wise. I completely bombed my O.W.L.s readathon, but let’s forget that happened. On the bright side, I have been churning out content like it’s nobody’s business. Fair trade, I suppose.
So during April, I managed to read 4 books in total. And they are…
1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I feel like I finished this book so long ago! April was an odd month. This finale to Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy was pretty much what I expected. I really enjoyed it, but it didn’t live up to its predecessor. But if you’d like to hear more on that, check out my discussion of the book. I ended up giving it 4 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
2. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
You Are A Badass is a motivational little title that preaches the importance of putting positive vibes out into the universe. I think there’s a lot to take away from this book, though its theories can be a bit far-fetched at times. I wound up giving it 4 out of 5 stars. If you’re interested in my full thoughts, you can check out my review.
3. Tradition by Brendan Kiely
I received an ARC of Brendan Kiely’s Tradition to review for Culturess. I knew next to nothing going into this book, and it turned out to be an enjoyable read for me. I’m not huge on high school contemporaries, especially ones set at prep schools. But the feminist content of this book was executed well, and I think it’s an important work for young people to read. I gave it 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
4. The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
April was a rocky month in terms of mental health, and I found it helpful to read motivational nonfiction. Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must is a book that preaches following your passions and carving your own path in the world. It’s comprised of drawings and artwork that emphasize her points. The artwork is quirky and cute. That said, I don’t think the content will stick with me in the same way that Jen Sincero’s likely will. So I gave it 3 of 5 stars. I recommend if you need a boost, but not if you’re looking to make long-term changes.