My April Wrap Up

I’m back with another monthly wrap up! I’ve finally started reading again, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco // ★★★★ // This was a re-read for me. I read this for the first time in 2016, before its release, and absolutely loved it. When I got my pre-order of the sequel, I knew I had to re-read this one first because there was so much I’d forgotten. I still adored it the second time around -and it actually helped get me out of my months-long reading slump.

The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco // ★★★★★ // After re-reading the first book, I was ready for the sequel. I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint at all! Rin Chupeco mentioned that The Heart Forger is about loving someone despite their flaws and disagreements – about how living separate lives does not mean the lessening of bonds. What an accurate and wonderful summation of this book. 

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller // ★★★★ // I read this one for work, to be honest. It’s a very interesting read though! I’d highly recommend it.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo // ★★★ // I’m sad to say I was a bit disappointed by this. Yes, I knew going in to it that it was based on K-dramas and romance and that those tend to be a bit cliché and over the top. No hate here though, because I love K-dramas!! I wasn’t prepared though for the absolutely ridiculous levels the MC went to. Honestly, she was a danger to humanity. Yes, it was cute and fluffy too. Yes, I loved learning more about her Korean-American background. Yes, I adored her dad. But that wasn’t enough to make up for the fact that she did seriously dangerous things without them having true consequences.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers // ★★★★.5 // I FINALLY READ THIS. I’ve had the first two books om my shelves for almost a year now, and I still hadn’t read them. Now that Becky Chambers will be at YALC though, I knew I had to read them. And so glad to say this didn’t disappoint. It was incredible, and it forced me to think about things I never really considered before.

Circe by Madeline Miller // ★★★★★ // The long-awaited second novel by Madeline Miller. You knew I was going to read this as soon as possible. Once again, didn’t disappoint. Did I love it as much as The Song of Achilles? No. Do I think she wrote an amazing novel about a woman who had been vilified in mythology and made you see her in a different perspective? Yes. 

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This has become one of my favorite sections, to be honest! 

buffering the vampire slayer

I don’t really think I need to say a lot about the podcast I’ve been listening to, Buffering the Vampire Slayer, because I’ve made an entire post about it. You can read that one here, if you’re interested.

SONGS

B.A.P – Hands Up

I know that this isn’t a new song, but I’ve only recently started listening to it! I’ve actually only recently started getting into B.A.P. I’m not familiar with them yet, but I do want to dive more into the group, because I feel like they’re kind of underrated.

NCT 2018 – Black On Black

Well, no surprise there. NCT has been killing it in 2018, and this might be my favorite one yet. I know there isn’t really any singing in here, but the performance is just so good.

Eric Nam – Honestly

Eric Nam is another artist I feel is criminally underrated. He has so many amazing songs! Many of his songs always put me in a good mood, like this one. 

Ten – New Heroes

Ten might be my NCT bias. Sorry, Taeyong… He’s just so talented. Not only is he an incredible singer but he’s such a talented dancer too!

EXO-CBX – Blooming Day

So many amazing songs this month! I also loved EXO-CBX’s comeback called Blooming Day. Such a fun rhythm. Again, it’s one of those songs that just puts me in a good mood. 


That was my month? What did you read and/or listen to?

9 thoughts on “My April Wrap Up

  1. Ah so many great books! The Bone Witch, Circe and The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet are all on my TBR so I’m happy to hear you loved them all! I totally get what you mean about I Believe In A Thing Called Love. I loved the kdrama references, but the main character did some over-the-top, dangerous things… Also, NCT and Eric Nam are amazing! I’ll have to check out B.A.P. asap 🙂

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  2. Yeay I’m so glad you are reading again. I bought The Bone Witch earlier this year so I am curious to see what I will think of it. And I love The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. Still have to read the second one but I will do that before the third one comes out. 😀

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  3. AAAAH You made it aboard the Wayfarer! So glad you enjoyed the trip 🙂

    …I’m saving Circe up for later this year, but I’m so excited to read this one. I love the maligned women of Greek mythology and I enjoyed The Song of Achilles, so this seems like the perfect book for me…

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  4. It looks like you had a good reading month. I need to read the Becky Chambers series. I’ve heard so many good things about it. Circe looks awesome, too. I hope you have a good May and get lots of reading done!

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  5. Becky Chambers novel is on my list, so is the sequel as well! Glad to hear it didn’t disappoint you 😀😀

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  6. One of my friends is reading Circe right now and loving it! Hearing her talk about those books really makes me want to read them. Glad to see you enjoyed them too!

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