Already 5 months into 2016??? | April Wrap-Up!

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Hello & Happy May 1st!! The month of April has come to an end, so I decided to post my Wrap-Up today because I had time after attending YALLWest! Speaking of YALLWest, my recap post about my experience should be up at the end of this week! (*cries because it’s over and now I have to wait another YEAR to revisit*) But anyways, here’s my reading & blogging recap of the month:

THE BOOKS:

This month I was striving to complete a ton of novels in time for YALLWest, and I have to say I think I did pretty good. Of course, I did not get to all the novels that I wanted to, but I am FINALLY out of my slump so that is wonderful!! Here are the novels I read this month & their ratings:

POPULAR: VINTAGE WISDOM FOR A MODERN GEEK BY MAYA VAN WAGENEN

MY RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

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ELEANOR & PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL

MY RATING: 5 out of 5 stars

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MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES EDITED BY STEPHANIE PERKINS

MY RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

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GEORGE BY ALEX GINO

MY RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

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ALL THE BRIGHT PLACESย BY JENNIFER NIVEN

MY RATING: 5 out 5 stars

All the Bright Places

Not all of these novels have reviews yet, but they are to come! Like I said before, I think I had a pretty successful reading month — all the novels I read this month were amazing and I can’t wait to read more from each of those authors. Feel free to check out my reviews as well!

THE ART:

I actually didn’t get to paint/sketch at all this month, however I am pretty okay with that. I think this is partially because I didn’t have time, but also because I was more focused on reading. And since I read such beautiful novels and I got out of my reading slump, I’m okay ๐Ÿ™‚

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Top Two With Most Views:

Top Two With Most Comments:

Top Two With Most Likes:

Thank you for all of the interactions this month!ย Everyone commented so much this month and I REALLY appreciate it!! Please feel free to check out those top posts :)

And PLEASE donโ€™t forget this monthโ€™s Feature with Followers:

  1. Aneta @ Sincerely Aneta | April 3rd, 2016
  2. Regina @ She Latitude | April 10th, 2016
  3. Jessica @ Mud and Stars | April 17th, 2016

These lovely ladies are pretty awesome, so make sure you go by their blogs and say hello!!

REMEMBER: I’m no longer posting TBRs, so stay tuned for a “Currently Reading” post!

P.S. What do you guys think I should do with my old TBRs? Delete them? Or keep them? Any input is helpful!

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22 responses to “Already 5 months into 2016??? | April Wrap-Up!

  1. You did get some good reading done this month! Funny how all but one of the book covers features pretty pastel colors. Okay, so you’re keeping us in suspense here. How was Y’all West?! Highlights, I’ll take anything.

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  2. busy month . Here is to an epic May ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ahhh, Eleanor & Park was so good, I’m really glad to hear you liked it so much! And All the bright places was really good as well, I’ll be looking forward to your review ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Ah, I loved George โค I think you should keep the TBRs but it's up to you!

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  5. Can’t wait to read your post on YALLWest! You had such a great reading months- all books 4 or 5 stars!
    I think you should keep your TBRs up, there’s no harm in doing that ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • And I can’t wait to type it up for you guys!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really glad the books I read in April were worthwhile & I can definitely see myself rereading some of them in the near future!!
      I’m thinking of keeping my TBRs up & just renaming them, so I can combine them with my already made TBRs. However I’m not sure yet, lol. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  6. XDXD I felt the same way writing my wrap-up post… I was like” so now I should write the quote of may…. MAY?!?”… So the reading slump went away! Happy for you! I’m stil in that but for a book i MUST finish for school…

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  7. uptilmidnight

    I think you should keep them up. However, in the end it’s up to you.

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  8. I’ve read Eleanor and Park and All The Bright Places, Eleanor and Park is on my 100% recommend to everyone and anyone who breathes list (yes that is a thing) and Popular and My True Love Gave To Me have been on my TBR for ages but I’ve never gotten round to them (mostly bc I want to read My True Love Gave To Me around the holiday period bc I get all festive around that time of year)
    I don’t know why I haven’t read popular yet but I will soon.
    – Yasmin

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    • Since I’ve read both E&P and ATBP, I’ve been recommending them both to everyone, lol. I was going to wait to read MTLGTM and leave it for the end of the year, but I’ve had it for a while and I didn’t know if I was gonna get it signed at YALLWest, so I read it anyways. As for Popular, I’ve had that one for a long time as well, and I just happened to pick it up haha. I hope you enjoy them though!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  9. Ooh! I have never heard of Popular, but I love the cover!

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