Happy May! Somehow it is almost summer? Maybe we’ll go outside and enjoy the sunshine soon. Until then, here’s what we’ve been reading!
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
Not going to lie, I have almost no recollection of what I’ve read this month. I’m solidly back in the midst of a complete Heartstopper spiral and I’m not sure I even know what day it is. So, I guess even though I’ve reviewed the first three volumes, I want to talk about Heartstopper some more. Sue me. I’m currently reading the series (again) for the 4th time in…less than a year? (July 2021 to April 2022) And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can guess exactly what sent me down the Nick & Charlie rabbit hole once again. (For those under a rock: the TV show dropped on Netflix last week.) Basically, I have never watched a more faithfully adapted piece of media before in my life, and I’ve watched quite a few adaptions. What I think actually sets this one apart from previous attempts (and something I just found out actually) is that Alice themselves wrote the script?!?! WE LOVE TO SEE IT!! It really makes non-comic content they added feel super natural and authentic to the original story. *cough* because it really is?? Also the soundtrack absolutely slaps! I’ve been listening to it since it dropped on Spotify last weekend. Anyways, read & watch Heartstopper!! 10/10! Nick & Charlie forever!
April was a mix of some amazing reads and then some just okay reads. Overall, a good reading month! So my favorite read of the month was Book Lovers by Emily Henry, but I have a review going up for that one on May 7th so I won’t gush about it here. My other favorite was Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score (thanks to the publisher for an eARC!). I’ll be talking about this one in our ARC April wrap up, but talking about my third favorite book in this post seems to defeat the point. Anyways. This was the first book I’d read in awhile that I did not want to set down for anything. Sleep and work got in the way which was very annoying to me! But, I adored Maggie and Silas and the sense of found family in this book. There is honestly just so much going on in this (so many tropes and subplots) and yet Lucy Score is able to balance it so well. I never felt that the romance was on the back burner and yet so much was happening. After reading this I immediately ran to read another Lucy Score book and can’t wait to read more from her.
What was your best April read?
xoxo, Bree & Tree