April 1, 2014

March 2014

This is going to be an echoing theme this year, I can already tell, but... can you guys believe it's APRIL? If I thought February passed by in a blur, March seriously just passed in a blink. I'm sure most of my forgetfulness about what went on this month is due to the undecided weather we're having, so here's to hoping April brings warmer days!

I failed a little at sharing more personal posts, though I managed to put up too. Hopefully, I transition into that better this April. Also, in case you've missed it, my sister Mel is back on the blog doing some reviews (which will add variety since she reads a lot of NA and paranormal YA). I also managed to do a bunch of Friends with ARCs posts with Rachel!

April is officially the month of pre-orders coming in, and many, many, many book events happening. There's a full list of the ones I know of (and will possibly attend) below, so don't be shy to hit me up on Twitter or say hello if you see me! I promise I don't bite :)

My Top Reads in March
Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (a 5 star read!)
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey

What I'm Reading in April
The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Bloggers Mentioned

Upcoming NY Events (I might not make it to all of them, but check these out if you can!)
1. Literary BFFs: Rebecca Serle + Leila Sales (McNally Jackson, April 1, 7PM) 
2. Geography Lessons with Jennifer E. Smith (McNally Jackson, April 15, 7PM) 
3. NYC Launch Party for Great (Books of Wonder, April 16, 5-7PM) 
4. Romantic Teen Reads (Books of Wonder, April 17, 6-8PM) 
5. Launch Party for To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Books of Wonder, April 18, 6-8PM) 
6. Launch Party for She Is Not Invisible (Books of Wonder, April 21, 6-8PM) 
7. Edgar Awards Celebration (Books of Wonder, April 30, 6-8PM)

And, as always, here's a round-up of my March posts for your convenience! Please go and check out the ones you've missed, as I absolutely adore seeing all your comments.

Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison
Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Legacies + Secret Histories by Pittacus Lore (novellas)
Beauty by Nancy Ohlin
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Four Friends by Robyn Carr
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Personal Posts
Blog Events & Features
The Monday Mix || March 3, 2014
It Runs in the Family: The Bet by Rachel van Dyken
From Hollywood to Your Bookshelf: Demi Lovato
Stacking the Shelves (4)
It Runs in the Family: The Wager by Rachel van Dyken
The Monday Mix || March 17, 2014
It Runs in the Family: Marked Men #1-3 by Jay Crownover
It Runs in the Family: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Stacking the Shelves (5)
The Monday Mix || March 31, 2014


  1. Happy April (a day late)! Sounds like you had a good March and an exciting April coming up. Enjoy the Sara Benincasa, Jennifer E. Smith, and Jenny Han events. I've read all three of their new books (well, I'm almost done with The Geography of You and Me) and I really liked all of them.

    And Beautiful Ruins is a great book, very different and interesting, IMO.

  2. James comment: THRILLERRRR. And also: I didn't realize she had an accent. (I still don't hear it!)

    YAY! I loved that you did this and I'm impressed you came up with three words on the spot for each of the books. Really impressed! I would still be staring at my screen.

    Beautiful Ruins! I have a copy of that too... and I haven't read it yet because I'm terrible. But I'm glad we can all be terrible together! Yippee!


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