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Recap: April 2017

This year is flying by so damn fast and I don’t like it. I have no idea where April went and I really wouldn’t mind if we could slow down a bit. (or…maybe not, because I also really want it to be October 31 now AKA the day the ADSOM special edition releases. WHERE IS MY TARDIS)

All them books

Besides one book that I DNFed and that was so horrible that I’m blatantly ignoring its existence, I had an excellent reading month. Mostly 5 star books and everything else was a 4-star read. My highlights (besides the obvious well loved rereads) where Killing Gravity and Company Town! Both diverse scifi stories with great characters.

Killing Gravity (The Voidwitch Saga #1) by Corey J. White 
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 
Company Town by Madeline Ashby 
Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) by Chuck Wendig 
This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab 
Aftermath (SW: Aftermath #1) by Chuck Wendig 
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab 
The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson 
Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab 
A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarer #2) by Becky Chambers 
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab 
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty 
The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #3) by Brian Staveley 
The Cormorant (Miriam Black #3) by Chuck Wendig 

 

My book buying didn’t go as crazy as last month but I still got a shit ton of books in April. I obviously need all these new books while I keep rereading my favorites. 

Welcome to Night Vale (Night Vale #1) by Joseph Fink
Release by Patrick Ness
A Darker Shade of Magic* (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
Bookburners by Max Gladstone
Killing Gravity (The Voidwitch Saga #1) by Corey J. White
vN (The Machine Dynasty #1) by Madeline Ashby
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet* (Wayfarer #1) by Becky Chambers
Star Wars Catalyst by James Luceno
Before The Awakening by Greg Rucka
Change Agent by Daniel Suarez
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
The Half Life of Molly Pierce* by Katrina Leno
God’s War (Bel Dame Apocrypha #1) by Kameron Hurley
Aftermath* (SW: Aftermath #1) by Chuck Wendig
Life Debt* (SW: Aftermath #2) by Chuck Wendig
The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives #1) by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Mort (Discworld #4) by Terry Pratchett
The Crimson Campaign (Powder Mage #2) by Brian McClellan
Food of the Gods (Rupert Wong #1-2) by Cassandra Khaw
False Hearts by Laura Lam
City of Strife (City of Spires #1) by Claudie Arseneault
Waking Gods* (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel

*books I already had, but got an additional edition of

All them movies and shows

I’m still more in the mood to binge watch than watch shows week for week so I’m behind on some of my usual shows and watched others instead.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Only just started this but having a lot of fun
Broadchurch – Binged the 3rd and last (*ugly cries*) season. Just as good as the first 2
Taboo – Binged S1 and can’t wait for S2! SO GOOD (I might be biased, because Tom Hardy)
Doctor Who – new season, new companion and OMG I LOVE her!
Game of Thrones – finally binged S6 after I lost interest in S5 and WOAH, that was good.
Agents of Shield – Love, love, love the current situation and all the pain it brings.

Indiana Jones – it’s always fun to revisit old classics and never growing tired of the treasure hunter plot
Deadpool – Comic Con made me watch it and while it wasn’t bad, I just laughed at how this whole mess only happened because this guy couldn’t handle not being pretty anymore
Beauty and the Beast – mmmh, not bad at all but I guess not really for me

All them songs

After two months of almost no listening to music I’m finally back in the game. I’ve hadn’t had such a long playlist in a while. My teenage heart was extremely happy about new songs by All Time Low, Blink-182 and Paramore. And because I only discovered She is We at the last day of the month, I immediately copied them to my May list, so I already have a good start into that one too.

 

How was April for you? Read any good books?