April 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

I gratuated college in February and I took March as my vacation month to recharge, so April was the month that I started to try and sort out my life and that made my anxiety get really bad. Here’s the main things I did in April:

  • I started the process to apply for a scholarship, so I can get my master degree in Spain. I had a bunch of appointments and I had to get a lot of documents and I spent a lot of money on those things. I will know the results May 22, so if you can send good vibes my way, I would really appreciate it.
  • In case I don’t win the scholarship, I started the process to get a job that I think I’ll like, but it has been a long and complicated process and I still don’t know if I got the job or not.

What I read 

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan (2,5 stars): The way the main male character talked was irritating and the writing was not very good

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): So much worldbuilding for such a short book and the character developments is well done

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): So much imagination! The world keeps expanding in ways I wouldn’t have imagined.

Meet Cute by Various Authors (4 stars): This was so cute, I really enjoyed reading it. Here’s my review.

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo (4 stars): Love letter to L.A, amazing descriptions of food, an incredible female friendship and father/daughter relationship.

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding (4 stars): This has such a cute romance between two girls, amazing  fat rep and mexican-american rep,  a really cool guy/ girl platonic friendship.

Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen (3,7 stars): Cute couple, steamy scenes, a fun read.

Helium by Rudy Francisco (3,8 stars): I really liked part III of this collection because it deals with social issues like racism and masculinity in a very honest and touching way.

In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero (3,5 stars): I liked the parts of this that were about immigration, mental health, her career, but seeing my country, Colombia, through her eyes was not fun. It frustrated me to no end.

The Diviners by Libba Bray (4 stars): Great characters, intriguing mysteries, really atmospheric book with a creepy vibe.

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (3,8 stars): Amazing worldbuilding and a captivating plot. Here’s my review.

Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn (3,4 stars): A few great poems, but most were just ok. The second half of this was much better than the first.

Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (4,5 stars): amazing diverse characters, so many secrets and mysteries and complex family dynamics. Here’s my review.

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (3,4 stars): I really enjoyed a few poems at the beggining and a few at the end of this, but there were none that absolutely blew me away.

Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne (3,7 stars): best friends to lovers, adorable couple and really likeable characters.

Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parish (3,7 stars): complex characters, interesting discussions about race and mental health, and a really adorable love story.

 

Damages Like Us, Lovers Like Us & Alphas Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie: these were re reads. The main couple in this books is not my favorite, but I love so many of the side couples and I like reading their interactions in these books. Also, I really enjoy reading about the family dynamics and relationships.

On the blog 

Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:

  1. Most Anticipated Book Releases – April 2018
  2. The Movie Journal: February & March 2018
  3. My Most Read Authors
  4. Book Review: Meet Cute by Various Authors
  5. Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  6. Underrated YA Books (less than 1000 ratings on Goodreads)
  7. My Reading so Far in 2018: I Completed my Goodreads Challenge of Reading 52 books!
  8. Book Review: Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (Blog Tour)

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read any of them?Tell me what happened in you life during April! What did you read? What did you post? 

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