May 10, 2014

April 2014

Welcome to May, friends! I know it's a couple of days in (actually, a little over a week in, to be precise), but I'm only getting around to sharing my monthly recap for April because I've been a little under the weather. My allergies are killer this year, plus it looks like I might have a sinus infection. Thankfully, I'm on medication now and should be getting better within the next few weeks!

That being said, I'm still very happy! It's spring, so the weather is warmer and much more fun to be out and about it. One of my best friends (from when we were wee tots in diapers) is coming to New York next week, so we shall do lots of fun things together. And of course, May always means BEA is nearly here!

But since this is a recap, I just want to put it out there that April was pretty damn awesome. I had a lot of fun embracing the warmer (ish) weather, and going to various book events to see some awesome authors! I spent a ton on new releases (that April 15 release date may have hurt my wallet quite a bit!), and received some awesome opportunities (It really doesn't get any better than having the opportunity to read Heir of Fire early, since it is probably my most anticipated book for the latter half of 2014.) You can find recaps of what's been happening in the link list below!

Without further ado, here's this month's vlog featuring my top April reads, my TBR list for May and a lot of babbling with excitement from yours truly:

My Top Reads in April
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

What I'm Reading in May
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Taken by Erin Bowman (Yes, I'm aware this was from last year. I'm silly and just babble away.)

Bloggers Mentioned

Upcoming Events
5/13: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, 7PM (Union Square Barnes and Noble)
5/15: Launch Party for Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
5/20: Great Teen Reads!, 6-8PM (Books of Wonder)
5/21: Brunette Ambition by Lea Michele, 7PM (Union Square Barnes and Noble)
5/28-5/31: Book Expo America 2014 (Javits Center)
5/28: Teen Author Carnival, 6-8:30PM (Jefferson Market Library)
5/30: BEA Book Blogger Picnic, 6-8PM (Heckscher Playground, Central Park)
5/31: Kids Author Carnival, 6-8:30PM (Jefferson Market Library)
5/31: BEA Blogger Meet and Drink, 8-10PM (Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill)

Please don't forget to check out the lists of all my posts from the last month below!

And We Stay - Jenny Hubbard
Great - Sara Benincasa
Side Effects May Vary - Julie Murphy
Dear Stranger - Elise K. Ackers
Dark Triumph - Robin LaFevers
Don't Call Me Baby - Gwendolyn Heasley
The Geography of You and Me - Jennifer E. Smith
Tales from My Closet - Jennifer Anne Moses
Don't Even Think About It - Sarah Mlynowski
Heartbeat - Elizabeth Scott
Love and Chaos - Gemma Burgess
Wonder - RJ Palacio
After Hello - Lisa Mangum
Wish You Were Italian - Kristin Rae
Bright Before Sunrise - Tiffany Schmidt
The Forbidden Queen - Anne O'Brien
She is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick
Far From You - Tess Sharpe

Personal Posts

Blog Events & Features
An Author a (Mon)day: Lindsay Smith
It Runs in the Family: Wallbanger - Alice Clayton
The Monday Mix || April 14 2014
An Author a (Mon)day: Emery Lord
It Runs in the Family: Vampire Academy #1-3 - Richelle Mead
Broadway + Brews (Estelle)


  1. My allergies are always bad this time of year too, but to have a sinus infection as well!? Yuck. I hope you feel better soon!

    I'm still SO jealous you have read Heir of Fire! I can't wait to get it in my hands!!

    Wow, look at all your fun upcoming events! I wish I lived in New York so I could go to all these fun things with you! The Teen Author Carnival always sounds like so much fun, plus BEA! Ahh! At least I have ALA this year. :) I'm very excited!

    Hope you have a great month!


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