I can't believe April's already over! Despite setting myself some pretty high goals this month for reading and being really motivated to stick to them at the start of April, it wasn't a great reading month for me as I only managed to read three books once again, a number I really want to improve upon next month. Nonetheless, here are the three books I did read, as well as the book I am currently reading. And so, enjoy!
As I said in my March Wrap up, I actually started this at the very end of March, but I managed to finish it quite early on in the month. I was really excited to continue on with this series as it had been a while since I read the fourth one, and the recent Shadowhunter Tv show had really got me in the mood to return to the world. I really enjoyed continuing on with the series, and actually found I prefered this book to the last one, something I really wasn't expecting to happen. As always, I loved the characters, the storyline (even if it was slightly slow to get started) and I can't tell you how excited I now am to read the final book.
My second book of the month was quite an impromptu one, but one I'm really glad I did end up picking up. It was one I'd heard only a bit about beforehand, so I was quite excited to go into without the hype and high expectations that often comes with some of the books I read. Fortunately, I ended up loving this one with all its time travel and pirate adventures, and I really enjoyed reading about and watching the storyline and plot that this followed slowly unravel throughout the book. I also adored so many of the characters in this, especially members of the crew, and I'm so glad I decided to give this one a go.
3) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews -
My third read ended up acutally being my last full read of the month unfortunately, despite the first two books taking me only a week or so to get through. Ever since the adaptation of this one came out last year, I've been interested in reading it before seeing the film, and so I finally decided to pick it up last month. Unfortunately though, I wasn't much of a fan of this one and considering giving up on it at quite a few points. I just didn't like the lack of plot and found the humour to sometimes go a little over the top and too far, although I will admit that at times it wasn't too bad. However, overall it just wasn't a book for me and I'm not sure whether or not the film will be something I'll be watching anytime soon.
4) The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (currently reading) -
Finally, I haven't managed to get a ton of reading done the rest of the month as I've had barely any time and so I am barely 150 pages through this one at present. So far I am enjoying it, but I'm just not loving it enough to actually make time to read it. Hopefully soon I will be able to find time to read again!