Long time no see.
April has come to an end and I have read books that I want to share with you guys.
I haven’t done a wrap up in… 4 months but we’re going to ignore that.
April is normally a pretty stressful month for me because it is the month where major school projects are due and finals are also coming up. Yet, I did manage to read more than usual so I thought I would share.
With that said here is everything I read in April.
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
April 2, 2020 – April 9, 2020
This book is definitely a favorite of the year, and I have a review for it sitting in my drafts, but I can’t seem to put my thoughts into words. I loved the writing, the characters, and the magic system. I found that plot predictable to some degree but I was still pleasantly surprised in a lot of things that happened in the story. I loved the way witches were displayed in the book, and I loved how the topics of religion was discussed.
But, I do think that the ending wasn’t the best thing. I think that it was cheesy and not really realistic to what was originally set out in the beginning of the book. I think that it did little to really explain certain things that happened. But I was already invested into the story so I ended up brushing those little plot holes aside. Overall, it did end up being a favorite book because I became emotionally attached to these characters.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
April 9, 2020 – April 30, 2020
I don’t know what it was about this book, but I just can’t do it. I don’t know if it is the writing, the lack of explanation, or what. I just can’t read this book without feeling irritated and bored.
2020 is a dumpster fire as it is, so I don’t want to read books I won’t enjoy.
Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman
April 12, 2020 – April 12, 2020
This book literally ruined who I am as a person. These characters are so wholesome and so pure, and I just want to protect them from the terrible world.
The tension, the angst, the cuteness! I want to scream about how much I love these boys. This is a straight-up feel good story with wholesome content.
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
April 12, 2020 – April 27, 2020
This book was so precious!
The way Madeline Miller writes her story really sets in a mood of instantly liking the characters. The writing is beautiful. The characters are beautiful. Everything was beautiful and I can’t handle my emotion of it.
Even though there was much to discuss in this book, I still found it to be so enjoyable. The narration was done in a way that really fit the fact that this is a myth, and was told around fires for hundreds of years. I love how the author was able to bring in this feeling that you aren’t necessarily experiencing the story, but you are still experiencing all the emotions in the story.
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
April 28, 2020 – April 28, 2020
I’m not going to sit here and discuss the wonders of Shakespeare because A) I love Shakespeare and B) this was fairly stupid but still amazing.
I do think that – much like all plays by Shakespeare – it is nice to know something before jumping into the story because if not then you’ll be lost the entire time all the way to Act 5.
This play really was just one huge ball of humor, and it was lighthearted with little emo dialogue (*glares at Hamlet*), but it still had that perfect Shakespeare twist that I love.
And its Shakespeare. This could be a book about how the sun was hot one day and I would still rate it five stars because I love Shakespeare.
Tell me what books you read in April and your thoughts. 🙂