Wrap-up & Book Haul: ApTHRILL / April


It’s been one hell of a month with a lot of changes, a lot of good news and… well, a lot of fun! My boyfriend has yet to become a godfather [why does that always sound creepy?] but it’s close now, I became a mod over at the Life & Lit Facebook group, I worked my first month as a permanent member of my team instead of a temporary one and… overall I’m just happy to get my life back on track!

As for my reading… Let’s just say ApTHRILL wasn’t really that much of a success… Right now, reading simply isn’t much of a success but that’s more because I’ve been focused on my blog makeover!

Clicking the book cover will take you to its Goodreads-page!
Books I read


CarrieSticks and StonesStalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Disappointed? Yeah, so am I…
Even more so when I check how many books I read that didn’t fit my own challenge…


The Exact Opposite of OkayLove ConnectionRegrets (Follow Your Heart #2)Paris Ever After
The Lost Savior (Alinthia #1)First Survivor: The Impossible Childhood Cancer BreakthroughChildren of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth, #0.5)
Alignment of ThoughtsRose's Boys (The Witch's Consorts #0.5)Consort of Thorns (The Witch's Consorts #2)Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)
All the Little LightsThe Novice (Summoner, #1)Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Total number of books read: 19

My haul


Big Bones


 Not If I Save You FirstEditing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper PersonTruly Madly Awkward


The Wicked DeepIt Only Happens in the MoviesSuper Awkward

I have to admit, I’m kind of proud when it comes to my relatively small book haul!

What’s the best book you read in April? The worst? Do you also have trouble committing a certain genre all month?



42 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: ApTHRILL / April

  1. Looks like you had a pretty good reading month, despite reading a lot outside of your TBR! 🙂
    My favorite book this month has to be a split between Cress, The Nowhere Girls and Saints and Misfits! Surprisingly two contemporaries are on this small list 😀

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    1. I did! But it’s kind of frustrating at the same time if I didn’t stick to my own challenge, haha.
      Nice! If you can have three favorite reads of the month, I’d say you had a pretty good month as well! 😀

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  2. THE WICKED DEEP! IT ONLY HAPPENS IN THE MOVIES! I can’t wait to read the first one, I read and LOVED the second one so, so much. I hope I didn’t miss your reviews for any of these?? You read so quickly I wouldn’t be surprised haha. If so I’m so sorry, but I can’t WAIT to hear what you thiiiiiiink of these!! 😀

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    1. Thank you!
      Every time I try to invoke a book buying ban, I have this weird tendency of buying even more books than I normally would, haha. But I think I’ve been doing good this month. Hopefully I’ll keep it up in May but we’ll see.. Since we’re going to Scotland and I’ll have a chance of buying English books a bit cheaper, I have no clue how my haul will end up being. 😛 Going to try and restrain myself!
      Having a subscription box definitely helps too. That way you get at least one book that will probably interest you. Not to mention the fun goodies [and the surprise effect!].


  3. I’d have to say Simon was my favorite read of the month. 19 books is amazing and I’m so glad you finally read Stalking Jack the Ripper. I’ve never tried just reading one set genre at least not on purpose.

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    1. Ooh, I’m so happy you loved Simon that much. 🙂 Hope you’ll have the same with the “sequel” should you decide to read it!
      I’ve done it with Fantasy before and it was a whole lot easier to do since that’s one of my regular genres. I don’t think ApTHRILL will be back again next year since I just didn’t feel it, haha.

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    2. I do want to read Leah on the Offbeat but it probably want be for a while because I want to get the paperback to match Simon.
      One of these months I’m going to be able to participate in one of your challenges lol.

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  4. The best book I read in April was A Clockwork Orange. None of the books were bad, but the most disappointing book to me was Golden Son by Pierce Brown (controversial, I know!) – it was not a bad book by any means, but just not for me. I ‘only’ read 7 books. I don’t think I have ever read 19 books in one month! Go you!

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    1. I remember having to read A Clockwork Orange for school years ago.. I’ve never picked it up again since. Maybe I should do that one day. 🙂
      I haven’t read anything by Pierce Brown yet, although people keep telling me I should..
      Thank you! 7 books is not “only” 7 though; it’s still a lot! 🙂

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    2. I am not sure I would have enjoyed it in school… Sometimes I think books are better when you get to an age that you understand them better. Definitely the case with this one, but it was the same for me with Pride and Prejudice.

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    3. I don’t think I enjoyed it, to be honest. Otherwise I’d have had the urge to pick it up a second time way sooner.
      But that’s definitely true. Some of the books we had to read back then were way above our age, let alone our interests. At least in my case they were.


  5. As a mood reader, I definitely can have a hard time with that. Sometimes I am in the mood for a certain genre and only read that. With me you never know, haha. One of my favorites this month was The Wicked Deep.

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    1. I love switching between genres but.. Yeah, wanting to focus on a different genre than my “regular” ones, obviously is NOT working, haha.
      Ooh, I’m looking forward to reading that one! Hoping to get to it in May. 😀


  6. 19 books?!!?!?! That’s some pretty productive reading!

    My fave of April, so far (there’s like one day left….I can try to squeeze more out of April to make me seem productive…..maybe), has to be Illuminae and Gemina… currently reading Obsidio… as always AIDAN is being an adorable bean. He’s my fave. If they just give him control of all the nuclear missiles, aaaaaallll will be fine.
    He could fix all the problems in 5 seconds flat and be all, “Oops, I slipped up. now there’s space fires everywhere. Hahahah. Sorry not sorry folks!”

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Right?! I was amazed myself, but on the other hand, there were some shorter books in the mix as well so that helps “numbers”. 😛

      Hahaha; YES. ❤ AIDAN is my baby. Like, I love how we actually start caring about an AI like it's a genuine person. He simply is!
      Hope you end up loving Obsidio! It gave me the WORST book hangover I ever had.. 😛

      You too!

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  7. 19!!!! Nice!
    I think my #ApTHRILL was ok! Some books i picked for it sucked, but i read other thrillers outside the list.

    Good to hear on the job thing!

    And your bf can now make offers people can’t refuse… 😂

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  8. Looks like a good month 🙂 I’m impressed you can even commit to one genre at all (even if not completely for the whole month). I’m /such/ a mood reader that anyone who reads with a list/according to a genre/theme/type/whatever impresses me 😛

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