My April O.W.L’s Wrap Up, May TBR and May YA Releases – 2020
(Sometimes I post my wrap ups before the last day of the month, so I may watch / drink / do / read more before the 1st of the next month 🙂 )
Hiya bookish people!
- I basically removed my eyebrow. Not intentionally! I have a really bad habit of playing with my hair when I am working or stressed, and recently that extended to my eyebrows for some weird reason, so my right eyebrow kinda only half exists. And my eyebrow pencil broke, and of course stores are closed at the moment so I can’t go get a new one. Luckily I have a dark brown eyeliner pencil which does a good enough jobs for my Google Meet classes!
- Lockdown stuff – Holy moly! My coffee intake has been through the roof! I have had so much coffee recently, I am sure it isn’t good for me. I made more body scrub out of said coffee because we ordered a new type of Nespresso pod ( Cocoa Truffle, and Caramel Creme Brulee ) and they are so good! I haven’t really been talking to anyone, so that’s fun.
- Remember last month when I said I was struggling with my friend? I think I bombed that, and a few others. I kinda went through and swept a bunch of people off my Instagram and left my major group chat. I wasn’t trying to be dramatic or fish for an “Emma! Why did you leave?”. In fact, I left over two weeks ago and no one has noticed – or at least mentioned it to me. I just felt that when I did contribute to the chat it was answering a question and my own were ignored. So I left. I also unfollowed a few people I considered friends. We don’t talk that much unless it is for homework, and we can still message without following, so that’s what I am doing. Said friend also has a habit of ‘checking in on you’ to tell someone else if you are ignoring everyone or just them. Yeah, my social life is falling around me and I did orchestrate it. School is gonna be fun. Maybe I can just pick up more shifts at the cafeteria . . .
- I fell in love with House of Salt and Sorrows! It is amazing! Alexandra recommended it to me, and I love it so much now!
GOAL : goal
ACHIEVED : A Heart so Fierce and Broken, After You, Sorcery of Thorns, Serpent and Dove, House of Salt and Sorrows, A Pack of Blood and Tears, The Lost Sisters, Six of Crows
IN PROGRESS: American Royals ( 50% ), and Red Rising ( 7% )
TOTAL : 8.12 books this month
Since I have no wya of knowing how life is going to treat me in the coming month, I have chosen to just continue reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which I started last month, continue with American Royals by Katharine McGee. Other than that, I randomly picked four books off my Goodreads TBR using a random number generator.
📚 What I added to my Goodreads TBR this month 📚
Finished series: Z-Nation, Tidelands
🎧 Endtapes – Soundtrack Version by The Joy Formidables
🎧 18 by Anarbor
🎧 Almost ( Sweet Music ) by Hozier
🎧 Joy by Bastille
🎧 Where I Come From by Passion Pit
COFFEE STATS : ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ( 38 )
I have gotten this list of releases via Goodreads, if you know of anymore please tell me in the comments.
Additions to a Series
🎨 Webtoons & Comics 🎨
Click the icon to go to the webcomic (all are highly rec’d!)
💻 Posts from other Bloggers 💻
💻 Sophie @ Me and Ink wrote about Morally Grey Characters
💻 Margaret @ Weird Zeal wrote about How You Can Support Independent Book Stores During COVID-19
💻 Lauren @ Lala’s Book Reviews wrote a list of Books You Can Read For Free on Amazon
💻 Maire @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books wrote about How She Plans her Book Blog’s Content
💻 and She Paired Ten Books with Ten Songs She Loves 💻 Maire @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books wrote about How She Plans her Book Blog’s Content
💻 Sophie @ Me and Ink gave us some Simple Writing Advice
💻 Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm wrote about Her (awesome) Attempt at Dalgona Coffee
💻 Belle @ Belle Can Read wrote about Her Favourite Blogs That You Should Follow ( and I am so honored to be featured on this post! )
WHAT DID YOU READ DURING APRIL?
WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO READ IN MAY?
WHAT MAY RELEASES ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO?
WHAT DID YOU WATCH / LISTEN TO THIS MONTH?