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april 2021 – wrap up

Welcome! Welcome! .. to my April wrap up. As I hoped, this month was waaay better than last. Here’s how it went:

For April, I read 15 books. It was pretty much a Grishaverse month but I started off with …

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert – This one I really enjoyed. You can read my review of the full Brown Sisters series here.

I then dove straight into the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo to prepare for the tv show. Starting with:

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy – They’re not the ‘best of fantasy’ but they were interesting and enjoyable for me to read.

Taking a break from the Grishaverse, I decided to read books for the Buzzword Reading Challenge. This month’s prompt: space related word. I read:

Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle – these comics are my favourite.

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur – This one had cute moments but overall it was just ‘okay’ for me.

Then, for part 2 of my Grisha readings, I read:

The Six of Crows Duology – which I LOVED. They are definitely an upgrade from the first books and has some of the greatest characters of all time.

I wanted to cover all my bases, so I read the novellas: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and The Tailor ( scene retold from Genya’s perspective).

I also read:

This is My America by Kim Johnson – for the SydandJordyGetLit book club.

My Fishy Stepmom by Shakirah Bourne – for the RebelWomenLit book club. A middle grade set in Barbados was the perfect book to get a break from the usual reads for this month.

Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – decided to make my way through the Austen books starting with these two.

Protector of the Ocean by Alyssa Nicole Chlebek, Illustrated by Melissa Pham

This month, I watched 12 films and 3 series. Here are my top watches:

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Barbie as The Princess & the Pauper (2014) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Clue (1985) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Shadow and Bone season 1 (2021) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I also watched the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Eventually, I’ll watch other adaptations for the Austen books.

Series:

  • CHILL The Series episodes 1-9 (up to date)
  • Shadow and Bone season 1 (up to date) – read my quick thoughts here
  • The 100 season 8 (completed)

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