April was so hectic that we literally forgot to draft this post in advance or like even on time. Oops. BUT, we both went to Yallwest (very fun!!) and will have a recap up soon! Tree also went to The LA Times Festival of Books and you can check out her recap here!
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 decided to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
I scraped by with two books in April and one of them was a carry over read from the end of March. Book slumps suck, but since this is going up very late (& after Yallwest) I can say there is an upswing in my reading and I have been flying through an ARC I picked up over the weekend. BUT for April, I most enjoyed reading the sequel in the Bright Falls series, Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake. I enjoyed being back in the middle of Bright Falls small-town drama, but mostly I loved returning to this whole friend group of characters. I will say my favorites personalities are always going to be Delilah and Iris, but I really related to so many different aspects of Astrid’s life and story. I am very excite what lies ahead for everyone in Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date. I also read The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka in April but it wasn’t my favorite, and I felt like it dragged slightly.
Tell me why March wasn’t my best reading month and then APRIL WAS A WORSE ONE?? I mean I read a lot of books, but so many of them were like 3.5 star reads and a lot just had some things happening that I wasn’t a fan of! I was let down by quite a few anticipated reads which is always the worst feeling and my favorite read was a book I DNF’d last year (read 8 chapters; wasn’t vibing), but I gave it another go and loved it! Which is great, but is making me panic that all books I’ve DNF’d possibly need another chance. Anyways, The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary was my fave and it such a good contemporary enemies to lovers story. Enemies to lovers doesn’t always work for me in contemporary, but wow I loved it here. It’s not a perfect novel, I had some very minor qualms, but I loved Sebastian and Sara so much. This is the only thing I highlighted from this book bc it took me out “I reread the entire Chronicles of Narnia series because what the fuck else was I going to do?” (pg. 307). I would recommend checking out trigger warnings for this one if you have any triggers related to disordered eating or medical content. This was my second book by Canterbary and I can’t wait to read more from her.
What was your favorite read this month?
xoxo, Bree & Tree
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