April Wrap-Up 2019

I am rusty, dusty, and cruuuuusty with these wrap-ups lol. I haven’t done one since Fall of 2017. You know what? This is a free judgment zone so please don’t lmao!

Alright so I want to do something different with these wrap-ups. I not only want to share what I read but also other things so let’s get started!!! All book titles will link you to Goodreads.


What I Read

  1. Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger ★★★★
    A mystery thriller novel with paranormal elements. My first Lisa Unger book and I really enjoyed it. Definitely has that atmospheric dark tone read but not scary at all. I have a non-spoiler review here.
  2. Baptized in Moonlight by Morgan Scott ★★★★
    A poetry collection on self, growth, journey, and many other topics. I am so glad that I got to this! I have a full review with some of my favorite poems here.
  3. Sanctuary (Beards & Bondage #2) by Rebekah Weatherspoon ★★★★
    An adult erotica romance, this is my second time reading the author’s work. I definitely enjoyed the first one a lot more. What I love most about the author’s books is that it includes people of color as her characters which make it that much more fun. No review but I would definitely recommend, starting with the first one, Haven.
  4. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim ★★★
    A courtroom drama mystery thriller novel about a Korean Immigrant family and an explosion that happened. I have my full thoughts in a non-spoiler review here.
  5. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens ★★★★
    A historical fiction coming of age novel with a little mystery in it. Wow, my favorite read of the month!!!! This book will stay with me for a long time. I have a full non-spoiler review here.
  6. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker ★★★★.5
    An adult contemporary romance about a young woman who’s absent father is sick and she goes to visit him to possibly reconnect somehow. However, during the trip to Alaska, she was not expecting to bond with the guy who’s been an asshole to her since she landed. This book has the hate to love trope and is definitely a slow burn romance. I highly enjoyed this book because it was more than the romance, it was about self as well.

After typing out all the books I’ve read, I’m really surprised with how much I read. I think I found the genres that are for me (Mystery, Thriller, Adult Romance).


Books Acquired

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ICYMI, I did my first ever monthly subscription box to Book of the Month! Check this post if you want to read all about it. I received Miracle Creek by Angie Kim.

 

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One Saturday after my therapy session, I wanted to go book shopping and spend some money on myself. I missed roaming Barnes and Noble in peace and looking at the books, deciding which books to get. I bought these three books that were on my TBR shelf (two already read *high fives myself*).

Books in photo:
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

 

 

I feel like I’m doing so good with acquiring books and reading them right away! I’ll be starting Love and Other Words this week so I’m on track!


What I Watched

the-orderThe Order is about a secret society in a university. Except this secret society is filled with witches and warlocks. However, other monstrous things start taking place. I loved this and I hope there’s a second season.quicksand-netflix-reviewQuicksand is a 6 episode mini series about a school shooting. The episodes are a timeline of what led to the school shooting and what we see in the courtroom. I didn’t love this mini series but it definitely kept me interested, wanting to know who really did it and who was going to be prosecuted. Trigger warnings for school shootings, blood, suicide, and drug use.
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And last but definitely not least lol. Are we surprised? C’mon are we actually surprised? Of course I watched Endgame the first weekend it showed and I enjoyed it!! Game of Thrones also started in April and FINALLY!!! The wait is over, we will get to know what happens. Yes I have watched every episode since it has aired. What a time to be alive!


Other Mentions

IMG_6114In April, I went to go see Bad Bunny in concert!!! If you don’t know who Bad Bunny is, he is a Puerto Rican Latin Trap Artist. This is my second time seeing him live and wow what a great time I had. I definitely love his new album X100PRE and he never disappoints! Arcangel and El Alfa also joined the stage with him to sing some of their songs together. I got to meet up with some of my friends who I haven’t seen in a long time and I also got to look super cute lol. After the concert was over, I was starved. So my friend took me to this spot called The Meatball shop which was my first time ever trying. The food was great and I want to go back!

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But let’s talk about one of the most exciting things that happened this month!! BANKS came out with a new single titled Gimme and I have not stopped playing it at all. I have been waiting forever for Banks to drop something. She’s been hinting working in the studio for quite some time now and when this bop came out, I was not disappointed at all. I am so ready for an album. And I really hope she goes on tour to NYC so I can see her!

 


And that is all I have for today! What was the highlight of your April? Let’s chat in the comments!

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13 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up 2019

  1. It looks like you had a good, full month! 🙂 I still have to see Endgame. I hope to see it this weekend, but who knows! Everyone keeps talking about GoT and this is the first season where I can’t get away from it. I’m all caught up to season 7, but I won’t be watching 8 until it’s all been released… I like watching them on DVD with all the added bonus content. It’s like everyone and their mother is watching the show these days!

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    • oooooo I hope you enjoy Endgame this weekend!!! And yeah I feel like everyone has been watching it too lol. I guess people were catching up that year it was off??? I love the bonus content too. Getting to watch how it was directed and all that is super cool. I hope its going well with not getting spoiled!!!

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      • Thanks! 😀
        Yes! It’s like everyone is super into it this year because it’s the last season!
        Oh I’m so into all of it. The production of this show blows my mind the amount of work and detail they put into it all!
        Haha thanks! So far so good… but I still have, what, 4 or 5 weeks left!

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  2. The other day I was in Walmart and I of course was on the book aisle. An older lady asked me if I liked to read and I told her yes she then proceeded to tell me that she read Where the Crawdads Sing and how she loved it and how I should read it. She was looking to buy a copy of it for someone but Walmart was out of it.

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  3. I really need to read Crawdads soon. Sounds like quite a good read. I started watching GoT towards end of March, ended up watching all 7 seasons in less than three weeks. Now watching season 8 but OMG the spoilers. Having to wait at least 8hrs after UK/USA viewers means I have to avoid spoilers like landmines. Great show though.

    Enjoy your month of May. I hope some nice reads and TV shows come your way.

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    • It’s so hard to avoid the spoilers for GOT!! They are EVERYWHERE. I have a news app on my phone and they send notifications of like “what’s to come for next episode?” and I’m like STOP SENDING THESE NOTIFICATIONS!! Lol.

      Crawdads is such a sad and beautiful read, I really do hope you enjoy it. Would love to know your thoughts on it!

      Hoping your May is even better!!! xo

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  4. Where The Crawdads Sing & Miracle Creek are both on my TBR. People have been going crazy of Where the Crawdads Sing in particular… I’m probably going to try and convince my bookclub to pick it up so it will force me to actually read it 🙂

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