Monthly Wrap Up: April 2022

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already time for another monthly wrap up; this year is genuinely whizzing by. The last month has been super busy for me, my A Levels start this month so naturally my biggest preoccupation has been revision for these and trying to balance that with my blog. Despite that, this month I managed to read five books, which is pretty good! I also went on a pretty big contemporary blast so you might notice a theme haha.

The Falling In Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

Rating: ✯✯✯✯

Thoughts: This was such a cute read! Saoirse and Ruby made such a cute couple and I loved reading their story. I found the whole idea of the falling in love montage a really fun one and it was fun reading the two experience typical rom-com moments together. I also loved that this covered some serious family topics as well as the excellent character development! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to any fan of contemporaries.

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Rating: ✯✯✯✯✯

Thoughts: This was another really adorable read! Zach and Ruben were honestly so well matched, they balanced each other out and pushed each other to be the best version of themselves in the best possible way. I also really liked how this explored the pressures on artists in the music industry and some other serious topics, which I wasn’t entirely expecting but really appreciated. I’d definitely recommend checking this one out!

She Gets The Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

Rating: ✯✯✯✯

Thoughts: Sticking with the theme, this was such a cute read! I loved both Alex and Molly as characters and their connection was so pure and genuine. I also loved that what I initially thought was predominately a romance actually ended up exploring the theme of self discovery a lot, which I really appreciated. It was also really refreshing reading a book set at college, which I found really interesting. I really connected with the characters in this one and I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green

Rating: ✯✯✯✯

Thoughts: This was a really lovely read! I loved the fact that this featured a school production of Grease – which is one of my favourite films – and I also loved the character development in this. Freddie, Ruby and Sam’s friendship was absolutely adorable and the final romance in this was great! The only thing which stopped this book from being a five star read for me was the love triangle, which really drew the book out, but I would still recommend!

Skin Of The Sea by Natasha Bowen

Rating: ✯✯✯

Thoughts: I remember being so excited for this one’s release way back in November, but honestly, I didn’t love this as much as I thought I would… I did really enjoy how big a role African mythology and history played in this, which provided a really unique spin on The Little Mermaid, and I thought Simidele and Kola were both really strong characters, but it just took me so long to get into the story. I also found myself guessing the major twist incredibly early on, which took away a lot for me. That being said, I’d still say this is worth a read!

Have you read any of these? What books have you read this month? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this wrap up!

Ceri

48 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: April 2022

  1. It looks like you had a great month Ceri! You’re The One That I Want is one I need to add to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ooh yes I’m so glad you agree, I’ve been looking to expand my reading recently! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, thank you so much for reading and commenting 🙂

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  2. I haven’t read any of these, but You’re The One That I Want definitely caught my eye. Grease is one of my favourite films too 😊

    I read a grand total of 1 book this month 😂 It was Dracula and it was amazing!

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  3. I’m very impressed you managed to read all these books when your A levels are looming! The one I like the look of most is Skin Of The Sea, I do love a retelling. I just finished The Betrayals by Bridget Collins, although I have to say I didn’t love it as much as her first book, The Binding, which I will be gifting to ALL my friends this year!

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    1. Haha thank you, it can definitely be tricky getting the balance right! Ooh I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up. I haven’t read either of those, although The Binding is on my list – I’ll have to bump it up! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, and for the recommendations!

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  4. These are some amazing titles! ”You’re The One I Want” sounds very interesting and I immediately sang the Grease song when I read the title! 🙂 & kudos to you reading these lovely books while preparing for your A-levels! Best of luck and thank you so much for sharing x Penny / http://www.whatdidshetype.com

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    1. They truly are! Haha I was the same when I saw the title, it definitely pulled me in 🙂 and thank you so much! Fingers crossed it all goes ok. Thank you so much for reading and commenting x

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  5. 5 books in a month? Wow! Takes me some time to get that far. “Skin of the sea” sounds interesting for me. Great post! I should really read faster, you’re reading more than me!

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    1. Haha thanks, it can be difficult finding the time for it that’s for sure! I hope you enjoy it if you end up checking it out. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, good luck with reading more!

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  6. Ooo, there’s so many titles here that I want to read! She gets the girl and skin of the sea are both already on my TBR list. Skin of the seas cover is beautiful.

    Sounds like you’ve had a great month with your reading, I wish I could get through more books but my brain tends to shut down after an hour so takes a while lol. Good luck with your A levels x

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    1. Yay I’m so glad to hear that! I really hope you enjoy them both – and yep, Skin Of The Sea’s cover is absolutely stunning!

      I definitely have, I’m really surprised with myself! My mum’s the same actually – I hope you get there! Thank you so much for reading and commenting x

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  7. These book covers are really cool, I’m impressed with the color contrast. I haven’t heard any of these titles before but they sound very interesting. Do you have a favorite? Good luck with your A-Levels! I look forward to hearing how it went! x

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    1. They really are, I love them all! I’m so glad to hear that – and I think my favourite would probably have to be She Gets The Girl, I really loved it! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting x

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  8. It’s crazy how fast time is going, isn’t it? How are we almost half way through the year… crazy! Sounds like you read some amazing books this month, I always look forward to your reviews. Good luck with your A-levels, I’m sure you’ll smash them! Lots of love Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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    1. It truly is, it’s mind blowing how quickly everything is flying by! I definitely did – and I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy my reviews, that means a lot! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a lovely comment, you made my day xx

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  9. What a great month of reading! I didn’t get the chance to read as much as I would’ve liked in April, but this month I definitely wanna check out a few of your recommendations! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these! 🙂

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  10. Loving the sound of “If This Gets Out”, as it sounds like it is quite similar to the “Falling in Love Montage.” Your April reads all look so fun and perfect for the end of a day unwind. 🙂

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  11. I’ve never read any of these books before, but I love the sound of them, especially ‘She gets the girl’ and ‘You’re the one that I want’. I love how you themed your books for the month!

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  12. Looks like you had a great reading month. I have not heard of any of these books before but they certainly sound like ones I might enjoy, so I’ve added some of them to my TBR. I always love discovering new books and authors.

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    1. I definitely did! Ooh I really hope you enjoy them, they’re all great. Agreed, there’s truly nothing else like discovering your next five star read or go to author! Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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