Finally April is over, and despite it being one of the strangest months of my life, it also thankfully went by fairly quickly. It was also a pretty good month for reading, both in how much I read and what I ended up reading. I managed to knock off some books that have been on my TBR for a while whilst also getting a little ahead on my reading challenge, which is always a good thing.
So here are all of the books that I read in April!
Its only been a few months since I read volume one, and yet I just couldn’t resist continuing on with this graphic novel series. I adore how cute and wholesome these books are, and so reading this one in April was the perfect release from everything that’s going on. It was so lovely getting to watch Nick grow into who he is and accept himself whilst also being the cutest with Charlie. The art style in these books is beautiful and one that perfect fits with the story, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Volume Three is in next month’s wrap up considering I have already bought a copy…
(tw: Homophobia, Bullying)
I finally got around to this hugely popular book this month after saying that I wanted to read it for so long now, and I am super happy that I did. This villain origin story had me gripped from the start with Schwab’s gorgeous writing style instantly immersing me into it all. The dual timeline and multiple POVs worked so well and really helped to flesh out the story in a way that made it all feel so real. All of the characters were complex, morally grey people who you wanted to root for whilst still knowing that they weren’t entirely good people and had done bad things in the past. Overall, I just adored this book and can not wait to read the sequel Vengeful hopefully very soon.
(tw: Murder, Death, Violence)
Just over a year since I read Two Can Keep a Secret, I picked up my second Karen M. McManus book after my friend recommended it to me. I was a little hesitant going into this one as I had heard some mixed things about her debut, but decided to give it a go nonetheless, particularly as I had enjoyed another of her novels.
In the end, I’m pretty glad I read this one as it was the perfect book for this time. It was addictive and super enjoyable and had me constantly coming up with theories in my head. I thought the split POV was super well done and I really grew to like all of the characters we got to follow. That said, I did still prefer Two Can Keep a Secret, and so am excited to see what I think of her future novels, and of course the sequel to this one which I will be sure to pick up soon.
(tw: Death, Violence, Depression)
In a very unusual case of me actually sticking to a TBR, I picked up this one as my next read for the month and quickly found myself engulfed in this dystopian story. I really enjoyed Marie Lu’s writing style in Warcross and so its no surprise that I instantly found myself loving it again in this one. This book was fast-paced and filled with so much action that made it impossible for me to stop turning the pages. It was also super fun to return to a genre I don’t read a ton of anymore, and I can not wait to see where this story goes next.
(tw: Death, Violence, Murder, Torture)
Its no surprise that amongst all the books I read, I also managed to watch a fair few TV shows during lockdown. The first series I decided to watch was Sex Education, a show I have been wanting to watch for so long as I have heard such good things about it, and for good reason to as I adored this show. It was funny yet still had some really heartbreaking moments and was just the perfect thing to keep me occupied at the moment.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine also came back for a new season and so of course I have been loving all the new episodes whilst also watching old ones because I just can’t get enough. Finally, my friend kept recommending Money Heist to me and so I started that as well this month, and am officially obsessed with this beautiful show of twists and turns and criminals and a huge heist that I adore watching unfold.
What books did you read this month? What was your favourite book you read in April? Do you have any reading plans for May?