April 2020 Reading Recap

Happy Wednesday!
Well I don’t know about you, but this past month I literally read books, did home workouts/walked, watched TV & cooked. So I apologize in advance for the longer then normal reading recap, I’m bored okay. Also, I think I might have hit an all time personal record here with the number of books I read in one month, I don’t think i’ve ever been able to hit the double digits.

I got pretty darn ahead on my reading this month, thanks to being cooped on up still, & thank goodness for e-reading library loans. Again, reading is really hard on an iPad still but it’s been something I’ve had to get used to, I think this month I’ll finally invest in a Kobo since I’ve been debating it for a while now & well it seems like it’ll be worth it overall, plus I don’t think those over heat in the sun like an iPad would …… I don’t know, I gotta keep thinking on this one.

So with April coming to an end, here is my April Reading Recap & current TBR list!

2020 Reading Challenge
– 27/50

Currently Reading:
Where’d You Go Burnadette by Maria Semple

Completed in April:

  • Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  • Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  • Love Her or Leave Her by Tessa Bailey
  • Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

My Thoughts:

  • Something in the Water: I don’t even know where to start, this book honestly frustrated the hell out of me more than anything, which sucks because I was so darn excited to read it. Like I don’t even know where to begin, other than the main character had no common sense & it literally just irked me the wrong way. It was a good book just something about it & maybe again her lack of common sense, just stressed me out too much.
  • City of Girls: So I wrote a whole things about this & then apparently it didn’t save, so I’m trying my best to remember… I did like this book, I found it really interesting that it was in the form of a letter to someone & basically recapped this older woman’s life & everything that happened along the way. I think it could have been a little shorter but it was definitely interesting!
  • The Kiss Quotient: Another day, another predictable rom-com. I guess you might have realized I like loosing myself in these books by now. It was definitely predictable but it was cute. Our main character also was great, I liked how she wasn’t just an odd girl out or anything like we usually get, she was a hard working woman who was autistic, which made things harder for her. The messaging was a breath of fresh air as well, if someone loves you, they’ll love you for you! It was a nice, light & easy read as well! I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the series.
  • Would Like to Meet: So this was a cute book, I liked how they brought up all the ‘meet cutes’ from romance movies. It was pretty predictable, which sort of sucked but it was an easy & light read!
  • Daisy Jones & The Six: OH MY GOD. So this book was literally amazing & I couldn’t put it down. I don’t even know what else to say other then I loved it & I just loved it.
  • The Bride Test: So obviously after reading the first book ‘The Kiss Quotient’ I tackled the second in the series, it was definately not what I expected but it was a good book overall.
  • Fix Her Up: So I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, it seemed like a fun read, & boy was it addicting. I literally couldn’t put it down once I started & it was also just a little way to darn cute. Plus it wasn’t as predictable as these books normally are.
  • Love Her or Leave Her: Obviously after reading ‘Fix Her Up‘ & not being able to put Tessa Baileys book down, I tackled the second in the series & again like the first book in the series I just couldn’t put it down. There was something about it that literally just kept me going & yes, I tackled it in a mere few hours.
  • Good Luck Charm: So this was honestly a super adorable book, I liked how it was about high school sweethearts that broke up & reconnected. The backstory kept it interesting as well! I have really come to like Helena Huntings writing & stories during this time. Also, it was a light & easy read that I literally read in a few hours, she really kept me hooked!
  • The Worst Best Man: Uh, where do I begin. I really wasn’t a fan of this book, I wanted to love it but I just couldn’t. To maker matters worse I also just couldn’t get into it & it took me a whole lot longer to get through than I would have wanted.


TBR List or as I like to call it the ‘what’s unread on my bookshelf list’:
Again not being read in any order, crossing out books as I read

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  • The New Rules of Work by Alexandra Cavoulacos & Kathryn Minshew
  • Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
  • Special Deluxe by Neil Young
  • Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  • What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • The Mister by E.L James
  • Angel by Jason Calacanis


Have you read anything worth recommending?
Let me know in the comments, I’m seriously looking for books to occupy my time!!!


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13 thoughts on “April 2020 Reading Recap

  1. I’m still working on my re-read of Harry Potter. Reading time has slowed down now that I have to prepare lessons and stuff but it’s still going well! Since March 16th I’ve finished the first 4 books and am about 100 pages into book 5. I’ve also tried to start reading my Bible for 15 minutes in the mornings before I get sucked into social media and work and texting good morning cuteness out. And by “tried to start” I mean I started today HAHA I’ve been spending my lunch break listening to a really great preacher on youtube every day and I wanted to add a little bit more to my personal spiritual growth. Building habits before life starts up again lol

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    • Yay that’s amazing, you are totally making progress & it’s amazing that you are making time to read your bible & get into good habits!
      once I’m done the book I’m reading now I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series since I miss actual books & have all those.

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      • Yes! I have the actual books too! I also just made an $80 scholastic order to be delivered to my house 😂 of course those are all K-2 level books because I was shopping for my toddler’s bday and my classroom but it’s a fall back if I run out of other things to read 😂😂

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      • Our book fair was May 4-6 this year! I had already told the librarian I would help in like February and now it’s not happening *sobs* I loved the book fair and I love the catelouge. I earn bonus bank for every purchase a child makes HAHA Haven’t paid for a book all year – that’s my promise to myself. I can’t spend my own money on it. I’ve bought about $500 worth of books, including Christmas books for each of my 47 students. It’s awesome.

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      • 😂 about 70% of those books are damaged now. I ordered sets I knew my students would want (ours is a reading classroom!) so the books have been well loved lol

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  3. I’ve read City of Girls, Would Like to Meet, and Daisy Jones. I felt like the first and second halves of City of Girls didn’t quite go together (like they felt like different stories), and I thought Would Like to Meet was just okay; I found it a little long. I LOVED Daisy Jones, though. So good. Oh, and I also read The Worst Best Man. I agree with you, I had trouble getting into it and didn’t like the ending.

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    • So I honestly whole heartedly agree about City of Girls, I liked it, there was just something about it & I don’t know what it was that was holding me back from loving it.
      I found Would Like To Meet, way too long, it was too predictable & honestly the only thing I liked was how light of a read it was, but it was a little too much at times!
      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who felt blah about The Worst Best Man, I wanted to like it so badly but I just couldn’t.
      YES YES YES, Daisy Jones was amazing, I’m glad you liked it too!

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