April TBR + March Wrap Up

Seoul skyline with N Seoul Tower at night. Seoul, South Korea

I was going to do these as separate posts this week but I ended up moving some stuff around and both my wrap up and TBR are weak because of my bricks I read in March and the Tome Topple in April. But, let’s just get into the two books I read this month.


I had originally told myself that I would wait to buy this book until it went on Book Outlet. I had plenty of other books on my shelves to read right now. But nope. I couldn’t help the hype. I ended up buying it (of course, a couple days after finishing it, it went on Book Outlet but no regrets paying full price) and I adored every second of it. You can read my full spoiler-free and spoiler review here.

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I ended up watching Thoughts on Tomes’ review of this book (which I’ll link here) and she opened my eyes to a lot of problems with this book. I agree with what she was saying but at the same time, I think a lot of it worked for this book. One big thing, it does need more diversity. Hopefully that is fixed with the third book. Which I preordered… As soon as I finished ACOMAF. Overall, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I adored this book and cannot wait for the next one.


Now this. If you have been following me for a while, you know this is my first time reading the Harry Potter series. I end up listening to most of it on audiobook while following along in the book. I am definitely enjoying the series but I wouldn’t say I’m super obsessed with it like everyone else. Maybe because I waited to read it until I was in my 20s. I love it. I do, don’t get me wrong. I just think for most people it’s nostalgia. Specifically in this book, Harry is just selfish and whiney. Maybe that’s how it’s coming across to me but I do not like Harry too much. I do like Ginny and wish she got more credit for what she has been doing and I think Luna is an… interesting character.

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I’m going to end my wrap up by saying that I’ve started the next book and someone needs to push Snape into the lake. JS.

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I decided to read three books this month. Those three books are the books that aren’t a part of my Tome Topple TBR. My TBR for that will be going up on April 5th. I’ll try giving little summarizes of what I know about each book. I try going into books without knowing much about it. Let’s do this!

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I decided that I wanted to get more diverse reads read this month. I ordered a bunch which you will have seen in my book haul.  I drew from my TBR jar until I got books that would fit for diverse reads, or topics that I could choose for both of my challenges. The first that I drew was a topic for my 2017 Reading Challenge. The topic was to read a biography or an autobiography. I decided to choose In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park. This book also fits for the Non-Western (Real World) Setting topic for Diversity Bingo 2017. I know that this book follows a young girl who escaped from North Korea. I don’t know much else but I do have an interest in such stories so I figured I would get around to reading this sooner rather than later.


I also chose “Non-Binary MC (Own Voices).” I chose Every Day by David Levithan. I know this book is about a person who wakes up every day in a different body. There’s a romance somewhere in there. That’s all I know. This book didn’t really catch my interest but I know I’ve been hearing about it a lot on old BookTube videos so I decided I should pick it up and give it a chance!


The next book I chose because the spin-off series is on my Diversity Bingo TBR so I want to get through this series before I crack into that one. And I just made a large purchase (with another about to happen so I can get the books for my Tome Topple TBR) so I don’t want to buy anymore books for a bit. So I decided that I’m going to read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I have the entire Grisha Trilogy so I’m going to try to get through that really quickly so I can get to Six of Crows.


That’s it for this TBR. Those are the three books that I’m going to be reading outside of my Tome Topple books. Like I said, I’m going to be posting my Tome Topple TBR on Wednesday the 5th of April. Tome Topple starts on that Friday, the 7th. I ordered the last couple books I needed for that finally!

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Thank you for reading. Let me know your favorite read from March and your most anticipated read of April! Happy reading!

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