Why hello and welcome to May!!
I feel like every wrap up I do, I always start with how I can’t believe we are entering a new month, but seriously guys–WHERE DID APRIL GO? I feel like I just did my March Wrap Up. But even though April was super fast, it was also packed with some amazing stuff. Not only did I get one of my most anticipated releases, but I had a solid reading month that I enjoyed, and I watched some amazing shows/movies.
APRIL BOOK WRAP UP
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling | I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills |
Wrapped In My Wife by Alexa Riley | Honeybee by Trista Mateer
I read most of all but one of these (Honeybee) during the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, and I actually had a lot of fun doing it! I think out of these four, Harry Potter would have to be my favorite read, and it being my first time reading it, can I take a moment and yell at everyone for not telling me that HE FREAKING DIES IN THIS BOOK! I knew from spoilers that he was croaking, but hot diggity damn I thought I had one more book with him! I think it is safe to say that I cried like Hagrid when it happened, and the tears were so much worse because I didn’t see that shit coming. Ugh.
Another book I absolutely loved was the poem collection, Honeybee by Trista Mateer! Absolutely breathtaking and relatable for me in so many ways. I’m not going to go into this one much just because I wrote a review for it that you can read here if you would like!
A quirky and fun read that I finished yesterday was I Dare You. I didn’t expect to have as much fun with this one as I ended up having. It was super light and fun, at times I found myself giggling like a school girl and squealing cause I’m complete trash for sports romance especially when there is texting involved. This book was just super fun, and filled to the brim with swoon worthy moments that made my tooth ache.
Sadly I can’t say the same for Wrapped in My Wife. As a super short read I knew that I wasn’t gonna get much from character development or plot wise, but hot damn the plot wasn’t really a plot and I couldn’t stand how over controlling the MC’s husband was. Like his need to constantly know what she is doing and where she is was borderline uncomfortable to read and was giving me some serious Obsessed with Beyoncé and The Perfect Guy with Michael Ealy vibes. All in all, this one was a no for me, which is sad because I usually have fun reading the author’s other work.
All The Things I Never Said by Mae Krell | The End Zone by L.J. Shen | She Felt Like Feeling Nothing by R.H. Sin
The End Zone is another really fun novella that I read this month. Part of the Team Player Anthology, I enjoyed reading this literal bite size story and swooning over the characters and their athletic bodies (I told you I’m trash for sports romance); obviously it wasn’t a five-star novella because it was hella quick and super rushed, but I did have fun reading this.
We won’t talk about All The Things I Never Said. Yeah. Just…no.
HOWEVER! We can talk about another amazing Poetry collection that I annotated the crap out of and loved immensely which was She Felt Like Feeling Nothing. Holy crap this poetry collection. I really don’t have any other words except that if you love poetry, go out and check this collection out. I promise you, you wont regret it.
TV/FILM WRAP UP
This month has been a BBC and Netflix type of month. Especially BBC’s crime/mysteries. Ugh. SO. GOOD. Some of the BBC shows that have captivated my time are ones that have been around for a hot minute that I didn’t even know existed until my cable went out and the only channel that was working was PBS. Not gonna lie, that weekend was probably the most fun-filled weekend this month, just because I sat at home at tried to be the next female Sherlock. Now you are probably wondering which shows I’m talking about, well there are several so here is a list of my top favorite Crime/Mystery shows that I have been eating up this month and that I highly recommend!
- NCIS: New Orleans (I know it’s not BBC, but I became real trash for this one when I got my cable back)
- Midsomer Murders (BBC/PBS)
- Death in Paradise (BBC/PBS)
- Unforgotten (BBC)
Some other shows that I have been loving recently is Call the Midwife and Queer Eye. I’m absolutely trash for Queer Eye and I need Netflix to get their lives together and give me another season IMMEDIATELY! As for Call the Midwife, I just got back into the show after stopping sometime after season 2 and I can’t remember why I dropped it before, because the show is so addictive. I’m not much for period dramas (except Outlander), but this one keeps my attention the entire time and the trailers for the next episode leave me wanting to know what happens next.
MUSIC WRAP UP
So #Beychella happened. So basically this month has been a Beyoncé reunion in my ear buds; and honestly I’m not even made about it. Literally, lemonade has been the anthem album during my lunch break. However, I did bop to some other tunes this month! Here is a list of some of my favorite jams:
- No Tears Left To Cry by Ariana Grande
- Queendom by Aurora
- Sorry by Beyoncé
- Supernova by Ansel Elgort
- Pynk by Janelle Monae ft. Grimes
- Alone by Halsey ft. Big Sean, Stefflon Don
- Oye Mi Canto by Daddy Yankee
- All We Do by Oh Wonder
- Machine by MisterWives
- Everything Bleachers…cause I’m trash
- Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys (Inferno Version)
- Burn It Down by Daughter
And that folks is how my April was! 7 Books, a whole bunch of shows, and really great music–I think it is safe to say that I had a really good month!
Let me know in the comments how your April was! Any good books/ Shows/ Music?