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April Wrap-Up

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Hello all, it’s Lois! April was the month that I finally finished university forever, I most certainly won’t be going back. Now, I have to start looking for a job or an apprenticeship in Graphic Design. David finished university just last week and should be back posting very soon!

Lets get on with this wrap-up and TBR!


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This month was a lot better than last month. I’m still not reading as many books a month as I would like to but at least I am out of my reading slump. It has been so nice to finally sit down and get stuck in a book and not have to worry about all the work I have to do.

1) Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

cover103887-medium“Petula has avoided friendship and happiness ever since tragedy struck her family and took her beloved younger sister Maxine. Worse, Petula blames herself. If only she’d kept an eye on her sister, if only she’d sewn the button Maxine choked on better, if only…
Now her anxiety is getting out of control, she is forced to attend the world’s most hopeless art therapy class. But one day, in walks the Bionic Man: a charming, amazingly tall newcomer called Jacob, who is also an amputee. Petula’s ready to freeze him out, just like she did with her former best friend, but when she’s paired with Jacob for a class project, there’s no denying they have brilliant ideas together”

I finished this book within 2 days and absolutely adored it. It has a couple of issues but overall the book is incredible. You can find my review here.

2) Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

30971706Things Chloe knew: Her sister, Ivy, was lonely. Ethan was a perfect match. Ethan’s brother, David, was an arrogant jerk.

Things Chloe should have known: Setups are complicated. Ivy can make her own decisions. David may be the only person who really gets Chloe.

Meet Chloe Mitchell, a popular Los Angeles girl who’s decided that her older sister, Ivy, who’s on the autism spectrum, could use a boyfriend. Chloe already has someone in mind: Ethan Fields, a sweet, movie-obsessed boy from Ivy’s special needs class.”

This book was another incredible read. This book tackles a lot of issues but is still a heart-warming read. I will be writing a review for this book in the coming week so be sure to look out for that.


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I posted a lot more this month than I did last month. I finally got to start catching up on everything I had been tagged in. It has been a lot of fun to finally get to sit and think up blog posts as well, so, expect more things next month.

Discussions and Tags

Standalone Sunday: Hello Me, it’s You
Goodreads Monday: Release by Patrick Ness
March is a Wrap!
Top Ten Tuesday: Fandoms I’m a part of
Top 5 Wednesday: Sci-fi and Fantasy Books on my TBR
Guest Post: Crystal @ Lostnagoodbook
Standalone Sunday: Thirteen Reasons Why
Goodreads Monday: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read
Top 5 Wednesday: Books that would make good Video Games
Down the Reading Hole: My Dream Loot Crate
Standalone Sunday: Where Rainbows End
Goodreads Monday: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten things that will make me instantly want to read a book
Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite LGBTQ+ Books
Desert Island Discs Blog Tag
Standalone Sunday: Optimists Die First
Goodreads Monday: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten things that will make me instantly NOT want to read a book
Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I want to read more from
The Playlist Shuffle Tag
Standalone Sunday: Things I Should have Know

Awards

Blogger Recognition Award Take 2

Book Reviews

Optimists Die first by Susin Nielsen


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As always by TBR list is huge, but I’m not complaining because I am finally out of my reading slump!

Currently Reading:

Doing It! by Hannah Witton
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

TBR:

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Countless by Karen Gregory
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
It Started with Goodbye by Christina June


There you have it, April is over with! I cannot wait to see what May holds!

Be sure to check out Book Depository using my link here: Loisreadsbooks

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Until Next Time,

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