Wrap Ups and Hauls

April Wrap Up

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had an amazing April and are staying safe. So a lot has happened this month one of these being that I officially left my job and within the next few months I will packing up all my things and moving to America to become an Au Pair. This is an exciting new step for me as I have always wanted to travel and live in another country and since I enjoy working with children this is the perfect way to do that. Covid has put a bit of a delay on these plans however things are hopefully starting to look up and in the mean time I’m just enjoying having a bit of a break and preparing myself for the move.


This has also been my best reading month of the year so far, which in part is definitely due to having more time to read and not being as stressed out. I finished 2 books that I had already started, DNFed 1 book and read 8 full books.

The two books that I finished were Micheal McIntyre: Life and Laughing which I gave 3 out of 5 stars to and Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray which I gave 4 out of 5 stars to.

Next I finally picked up one of my most anticipated releases of last year The King of Crows by Libba Bray and can happily say that it meet expectations. I gave it 4.5 stars and you can find my review for it here.

Then I picked up A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. This is one I have had on my shelf for several years now and one that I feel I would have enjoyed a lot more if I had read it when I first bought it however as it didn’t quite hit the mark. I gave it 2.5 stars.

The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans. I know we are months away from Christmas but I fell a bit behind on my ARCs so I am trying to catch up at the moment. This was a really sweet read, full of cosy Christmas vibes and I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

The next read was another ARC The 12 Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss. This was the one book that I DNFed this month as I just felt we were given way too much information that was not necessary for the story.

I also read Feathertide by Beth Cartwright. This was such a beautifully written story and while it didn’t completely suck me in it was still enjoyable and I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

Lastly I read the Custard Protocol series by Gail Carriger. It’s been so long since I binge read a series and this is definitely a good series for binge reading. These books will leave to with a smile on your face and wanting more. I gave the series 4 out of 5 stars.


Like a lot of people I also binged the Shadow and Bone series and Netflix this month, which I enjoyed more than I expected. I definitely wasn’t as interested in the Shadow and Bone storyline however was living for the Dregs and of course the series just had to make me fall even more in love with Nina and Matthias.

Spreading the Love

How did your April go? What were you reading? Do you binge read series? Have you seen Shadow and Bone? If so what did you think of it?

12 thoughts on “April Wrap Up

  1. Michaela!! SO happy has been your best month of reading so far!! YAY!! ā¤ļøā¤ļøšŸ‘šŸ» I hope the months to come will be better and better & Thank you very much for mentioning my post, it makes me happy that you liked it, you know that I LOVE Addie LaRue too much šŸ˜…āœØ

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