Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Reads and April 2021 Wrap Up

Hi and welcome to the reading world!

Today’s post is part of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic is 10 Recent Reads, and I’m going to use this as an opportunity to share my monthly wrap up for April.

If you’ve seen some of my past wrap ups (such as March), typically the wrap up is much more focused on highlights from reading, blogging, and challenges. I’ll be honest though, April was not a great reading month for me. Life got extra busy, and unfortunately I just wasn’t able to read as much as I would have liked and didn’t make much progress on my reading challenges.

Today, I’m going to briefly share the books I picked up in April! Let me know what you books you picked up recently in the comments!

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People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

I’ll be sharing a review for this one very soon (stay tuned this week!) and I’m so excited to share more of my thoughts! This one is definitely a fun summer romance with some deep moments and a great character dynamic.

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To Astera, With Love by Amanda Ross

I picked this one up as part of the @b2weird #b2wtours and it was so fun getting to participate in the tour with my fellow weirdos!

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You by Caroline Kepnes

This was definitely an interesting read, and I’ve since gone on to pick up the other books in the series to see how it compares to the show and what happens next.

The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty
(This is #3 of the Daevabad trilogy)

I recently posted my review of the entire Daevabad trilogy- an all-time favorite series, and this installment was my favorite of the three!

Passing by Nella Larsen

I’ve been wanting to read this one for such a long time and it’s one I’m already planning to reread- it was fast paced and intriguing!

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

This was a fun romance novel! I think it also had a lot of depth in terms of character development. The book also mixed in some elements of fandoms and storytelling that I think will appeal to a lot of people.

There are my April reads! Since I normally link my blog reviews on the wrap up, I’ll include those here if you’re curious for more of my thoughts on a previous read: With the Fire on High, Anxious People, and the Daevabad trilogy (The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold).

I would love to hear if you’ve read any of these or what your favorite monthly read was in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!


19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Reads and April 2021 Wrap Up

    1. It’s definitely one that is a dark psychological suspense thriller. The show is also dark, but to me the series is darker and has a lot of twists I didn’t see coming. So far I’ve read You and Hidden Bodies, and I’m currently reading You Love Me!

    1. The Empire of Gold was my favorite of the trilogy, but The City of Brass is definitely a close second and The Kingdom of Copper was also amazing. I think it’s so interesting to compare the show to the books- the books are even darker than the show to me (and the show is already dark!) but the second book was definitely more distinct from the show too in my opinion. I’m currently reading the 3rd one now!

      1. It was altogether a very solid series! I’ve only read the first book, but it was very unsettling, I agree, even moreso than the show. Would be interested to know what you thought of the third one when you’ve read it.

      2. Currently reading it now- it’s definitely interesting to read it without having a season of the show for context. Happy to share more of my thoughts on it after I’ve finished!

    1. It’s such a great read- definitely unexpected at points and went by very quickly. I’m planning to reread it in the future again!

    1. I definitely agree that the build up of People We Meet on Vacation didn’t really match the ending for me either. I just shared a full review of my thoughts though because I think overall I ended up liking and disliking aspects of it!

    1. I just put up my review! Definitely going to be a popular summer read, it’s got some great elements to it!

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