Yes, another month over! This is really exciting for all you Americans who are finishing school, but it’s just getting harder in New Zealand… I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I wanted to this month, I only read 4 books.
- Binge by Tyler Oakley, which I gave 5 stars and reviewed here. It was also my first ever audio book, something I talked about over here
- Simon vs The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli, which I gave 4 stars and reviewed here
- The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, which I really struggled through. I gave it 2 stars, and haven’t yet brought myself to review
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, which I gave a very conflicting three stars to. I still need to review this one as well, because I was so confused about how I felt about it
- The book I’m reading at the moment is Magyk by Angie Sage, a book from my childhood that I loved
You might remember at the beginning of the year when I signed up for way too many challenges. Here’s how I did this month;
The E-Book Challenge. I put my challenge up to 20 in April, and had 12/20 complete. Unfortunately, I didn’t read any e books this month
The Flights of Fantasy Challenge I had 12/20 complete in April, and this month only The Immortal Rules counted. So I’m up to 13/20
Rock My TBR 24/35 complete in April. This month none! I did own Binge, but I got it this year, so it doesn’t really count
Finishing the Series has had none complete so far. This month all I managed to do was start yet another series…
Finally, the Popsugar challenge… I had 18/50 completed in April.
3 of the 4 books I read counted, which is great! I used Binge for an autobiography, Immortal Rules for a library book, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl as satirical. Do you think that last one counts?
I posted a total of 26 times this month, which is AMAZING compared to other months. I like to try and post every day, but that’s often impossible. This month I almost did though! I also tried a whole bunch of different posts; way more discussions than usual, a movie review, a new writing meme called Snippet Sunday, and a little guide to Terrasen. Oh, and of course lots of tags and Exploring My Bookshelves, as usual. Some of these should be coming more in the next month – others will be disappearing, don’t worry 😛
I posted four times on my YouTube channel too! Again, I tried some new things, some of which I loved, and some of which didn’t seem to be so popular. Hopefully my videos are going to get even better over the next month!
Other Life Stuff
This month was my birthday, and I turned 18! I went out for dinner twice, once with my family and once with my friends, and got loads of cool stuff (some of which should be going on my Instagram sometime soon). Thanks to everyone who gave my lovely birthday wishes!
I did some training to become a Brownie leader, which is great. Even though I’ve been volunteering for almost two years, I’m not an official leader yet. By the end of August I will be though, and I’m so excited!
School seems to be a lot harder this term than last term, and everyone is very stressy. This also means everyone is a little grumpy, which makes me grumpy, and it’s just not a fun time. Maybe that’s why I’ve been wanting to post so much…
All that usual stuff – thanks for loving my posts, thanks for loving me, etc. May next month be even greater, and hopefully with some more reading getting done! Link me to all your wrap ups, I’d love to know what you got up to during May