April Wrap-Up

Hiya! Today I’ll be talking about the books I read in April! I’m actually quite happy with this month’s results. I read more books in this month than I have ever read in any month before! Anyways, I hope you enjoy!

Novels I Read

Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers: ⭐⭐⭐ (3.5 out of 5 stars) This was a gripping Cinderella retelling that also had a lot of sci-fi elements. Read my full review here!

(ARC) Made In Korea by Sarah Suk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5 out of 5 stars) I adored this!! Made In Korea is essentially a book about rival high school businesses but make it K-Beauty, and it was so much fun. 😆 I buddy read this one with Rania and Ritz. Do check out their blogs as well! Read my review here, and my interview with the author here!

Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.25 out of 5 stars) I read this one in two days! It was so intriguing! Yesterday Is History is a touching and quick read on time travel and love. Read my review here!

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A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5 stars) This was my first middle grade read of the year, and it did not disappoint! The premise is incredibly unique too. Review to come!

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(ARC) The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3.75 out of 5 stars) This was a sweet coming of age about dance and musicals. Check out my review here, and my interview with the author here!

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Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5 stars) This was a chilling middle grade novel about a ghost that follows a girl home. Review to come!

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Graphic Novels and Manga read

Blue Lock Volumes 1-11 by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yuusuke Nomura: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 out of 5 stars) I may or may not have binged this series. It was THAT good. I don’t think I’ve ever read something so interesting! I can’t recommend it enough.

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Shortcake Cake Volumes 3-6 by Suu Morishita: ⭐⭐⭐ (3 out of 5 stars) This was just okay. The art is incredibly stunning, but I have major issues with a lot of things in the series.

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Ao Haru Ride Volumes 12-13 by Io Sakisaka: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.75 out of 5 stars) Only one more volume left! It feels so bittersweet, but I’m glad I enjoyed the series.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5 stars) I didn’t like the Prince much, but it was still a cute story nonetheless.

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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds: ⭐⭐⭐ (3 out of 5 stars) This was just okay. I didn’t love the art style, and the ending felt rushed.

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(ARC) Star⇄Crossed!! Volume 1 by Junko: ⭐⭐⭐ (3.5 out of 5 stars) This was a fun and light hearted manga on switching bodies with a J-Pop idol.

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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho and Dung Ho: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5 out of 5 stars) This was so adorable!! I loved it! You can read my full review here!

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Total Number Of Books Read: 30 (A new record!)

Total Number Of Posts Published: 7

Average Rating: 7.2/10 or 3.7 out of 5 stars

First, let’s recap! Last month I said I’d read three novels and post some of the things I was tagged to try. Luckily, I read five novels!! However, I only posted one tag. I don’t mind though. 🙂

Some of my goals for May include…

  • Finish all netgalley ARCs
  • Read five novels
  • Drink lots of water

And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed reading about my April in books, I’d love to read about yours too! Have a lovely day!

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49 Comments

  1. Joanna @ TheGeekishBrunette says:

    Thanks for sharing my post! ❤ I am really looking forward to Made in Korea and am happy to see you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you love it too! And ofc, I loved your post 🥰

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  2. Rania @ Rania's Rambling Reads says:

    Great post as always Saniya! I had so much fun buddy reading Made in Korea with you! 💕

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    1. Thank you so much Rania! And yesss it was super fun!! 🥰🥰

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  3. Blue Lock and Made in Korea being your top books, I love that! Let me know when you’re all caught up with Blue Lock because…..I have thoughts 👀

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    1. Ahhh yes, what can I say 😆 Ooo ya ofc will do! 🥰🥰

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  4. gauri @ a book and chai says:

    great wrap up 💓 i’m so excited for made in korea, happy reading in may!!

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    1. Yes! I can’t wait for you to read it! Thank you for reading Gauri, I hope you have the best May ever. 💞💞

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  5. Thank you so much for the shoutout! Well done on that many books! Hope you have a great May 💙

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    1. thank you so much Cherry, you’re so sweet! Have a lovely May, you deserve it! 💞💞

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  6. Oooh, I’m excited for Made in Korea and The Other Side of Perfect!!! Thanks so much for tagging me, you’re so sweet 😭😭❤

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    1. Ahhh thank you, you’re super nice Amanda. 💓 I hope you love both of them! Also, is it just me or do both their covers have the same art style? Lol idk. Have a great May!!💗💗

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      1. ahaha You’re so right! I didn’t even notice! I feel like similar art has been around, but those look realllyyy similar! Do you know who the artists are!?

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      2. Unfortunately I don’t. But maybe once the hardcovers come out, it’ll say on the jacket design lol

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  7. Jan @ thedoodlecrafter says:

    Lovely wrap up!! 30 books?? That’s so awesome!!! And your Instagram photos are so pretty, I must add😆

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    1. Thank you so much! lol I tried my hardest to read fast hehe. And thank you, it means so much that you like my instagram post!! 💗💗💗

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  8. mehsi says:

    Great post, and congrats on all the books you read! Good luck on your May goals. And a big thank you for sharing my post. ❤🥰

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    1. Thank you so much Mehsi! Have a great May too! And ofc, I loved your post, it was adorbs!! 💗💗

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  9. saniya!! congratulations on an amazing reading month, and thank you so much for sharing my review :,) ❤ i can't wait to see what new reads May brings!

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    1. Thank you so much Jiyoon! And yes of course I had, it was amazing! Aww thank you, you’re so sweet 💗💗 I hope you have the best May ever!!

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  10. This is such a great wrap up- I’m going to check out Made in Korea! Thanks for featuring my review!

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    1. Thank you so much! And ooo yay!! I hope you love it. And yesss, I had to share it! 😀 💗

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  11. Amani Salahudeen says:

    Thank you so much for the shout out and I’m so happy you loved Made in Korea!! It’s one of my favorite arcs from this year 🙂

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    1. Ooo yay I’m glad you liked it! And thank you! 💗💗

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  12. Brooke W. says:

    Lovely wrap-up Saniya! I’m looking forward to your reviews!

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    1. Thank you!! I’m looking forward to your posts as well! ❤ ❤ Have a lovely May!!

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  13. tysm for the mention 💓 30 books is a lot, so congratulations!! made in korea is also super high on my tbr, so i’m glad you enjoyed it!!

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    1. Thank you Ahaana!! Yes, it was such a good book! Oo and because of your The Sky Blues review, I have it on hold at the library. 😀 Thank you for reading, have a fabulous May!! 💖💖

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  14. Sumedha says:

    Made in Korea is one of my most anticipated books! So many people have been raving about it and I need to get on the train too haha. 30 books is awesome! I hope you have a great May as well 🙂

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    1. Hahaha yes it is quite good. Made in Korea didn’t have any major flaws, so maybe that’s partially why everyone loves it. Thank you so much Sumedha, have a lovely reading month in may!! 💖💖

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  15. Glad you had a great month! I also loved Made in Korea, thanks for buddy reading with me. Have a great may!

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    1. Yes, it was super fun!! ✨ Have a lovely May Ritz. 💞💞

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  16. ahhh thank you so much for sharing my post Saniya!! made in korea sounds so good, i’ll have to keep an eye out for when it’s released! may may be ah-may-zing (that was so bad eeek)

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    1. Ofc! I loved your post. ✨ And yes, Made in Korea is awesome, I really hope you love it! LOL it’s okay I always make puns 💞💞

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      1. ahh thank you 💙💙! it sounds so good and i’m def in the rom com/contemporary mood so it will most certainly be on my radar!! hehe bad puns for the win

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  17. itsKoo says:

    You had a such a productive month! One of my besties bought me Scritch Scratch for Christmas and I’ve been afraid to read it. 🤣🤣🤣 I hate creepy/horror type books from any age level. I’m a total scaredy cat. I look forward to your review.

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    1. I’m so happy I’m not alone in this. I get so scared, even with middle grade books. 🤣🤣 Thank you Koo, I hop you release it soon! 💙💙 All the best in May!

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  18. althea says:

    Oh wow! What an amazing reading month!! I’m so happy you enjoyed Yesterday is History – I wasn’t sure if it was really for me but seeing how much you enjoyed it has made me really excited to pick it up! I hope May is another great reading month for you! *And thank you for mentioning my post!! 💖)

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    1. Thank you Althea, you’re too kind. 💖 Yes, I hope you love Yesterday Is History! I hope you have a lovely May as well! And ofc, I love your posts. ❤

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  19. Great work! April looks like it was a very productive month for you. I love how you laid out this post. Be proud of yourself! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much!! You’re too kind. ❤ ❤ I hope May is lovely for you. 😀

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing my post! I appreciate it a lot!!

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    1. Ofc! I love your posts. 😀 Have a great May!! 💖💖

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  21. This was so lovely to read Saniya!! I’m very excited for your review and rating for The other side of perfect since that one sounds so good! And I can’t wait to pick up Made in Korea!

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    1. Thank you so much Birdie!! I hope you love both books ❤

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