Friday, May 3, 2019

April Monthly Recap + May TBR

Here's our monthly recap! 
We decided to start doing a monthly recap. Since we post and read a ton we will highlight what our favorite things were and what we hope to read the upcoming month. 

If you would like to see all our posts, here are our weekly wrap-ups:

Ash's Month!

♥ I read 38 Books in April
♥ We saw Pet Sematary in theaters
♥ Jenn's birthday was this month
♥ I got a new piercing!
♥ I found out I'm pregnant! I'm due December 27th.
♥ I didn't take any bookstagram pics in April. Oops.
♥ We almost got swooped up by a tornado! 
♥ Finn lost his first tooth! 
♥ I'm almost at 600 followers on bookstagram! I'm at 576
♥ I watched roughly 20 movies in April
♥ I won a ton of books! Close to probably 30 books or so. 

Here's a few great photos from April:

And my favorite bookstagram photos:

Oh I did take one! For my giveaway!

April reading stats:

 YA: 20
 Adult: 2
 Picture books: 10
 Graphic Novels: 16
 MG: 0

My favorite books read in April:

5 Stars:

*They're all graphic novels. Oops*
Lumberjanes, Vol. 2:  Friendship to the MaxLumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of TimeThe Backstagers, Vol. 1: Rebels Without ApplauseHeavy Vinyl, Vol. 1

4 Stars:
Paper Girls, Vol. 2Exorsisters, Vol. 1Uglies (Uglies, #1)Pretties (Uglies, #2)Wayward, Vol. 1: String TheoryLumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible PlanQueens of GeekThis Book Is Not Yet RatedI Love Him to Pieces (My Boyfriend Is a Monster, #1)Pet SemataryI'm Not MissingCrowded, Vol. 1Snotgirl, Vol. 2: California ScreamingHow to Make Friends with the DarkI Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)Made You UpKim Reaper Vol. 1: Grim BeginningsPaperweightLife As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)Paper Girls, Vol. 3

Books I hope to read in April
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, #4)The LostStepsisterWolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake, #3)SquadMonsterlandLove and First SightPasadenaPhoenix Island (Phoenix Island, #1)If You're LuckyAwakeIllusionariumThe Cemetery BoysMessenger of Fear (Messenger of Fear, #1)Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)Eliza and Her MonstersThe History of Jane DoeThe Best Kind of Magic (Windy City Magic, #1)Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1)

This has been a very interesting month for me. I didn't get as much reading done but there was excitement in my month... from above in Ash's monthly recap you see.... SHE IS WITH BABY!!!! YAY!!!! We are so wanting more little pitter patter feet around the house. 

Other noteworthy highlights include: 

Finn lost a tooth, my birthday, hubby's birthday, my son moved back home for a little while, finally saw Captain Marvel, played lots of new games, had some Easter fun with friends and family, discovered a new pizza place that was yum, started the show Umbrella Academy and I'm loving it. I think that is all for me. It was an exciting month but also a stressful and busy month. 

5 Star:

Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake, #3)Lover Come Hack (A Madison Night Mystery Book 6)The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind UsThe Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse SuiteDon’t Tell Teacher

4 Star:
Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep WoodsLife in the Dead Lane (Secret Seal Isle Mysteries, #2)The Devouring Gray
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)A Little Bird Told MeForests, Fishing, & Forgery (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery #3)

April Hopefuls:

Dark Shores (Dark Shores, #1)Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1)The Secret of a Heart NoteThe Goodbye SummerChristmas, Criminals, and Campers (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #4)Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4)The InvitedSherwoodFire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)Shades of Stars (Lola Pink Mysteries #2)The Lovely and the LostDeadly Little Lies (Touch, #2)Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)Sky Without Stars (System Divine, #1)StepsisterThat NightThe Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)The Last House GuestA Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye Mystery, #8)Fables, Vol. 2: Animal FarmDemonglass (Hex Hall, #2)The Missing SeasonPoison Study (Study, #1)RomanovCountdown (Eve Duncan, #6)From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)The Red LabyrinthWhen the Light Went Out

Favorite New Games Played: 

How was your month of April? Anything new and exciting or just good ole' fun? Did you get a lot of reading done? 


  1. Awesome books this month! I'm loving all the graphic novels.

  2. Wow..impressive reading month Ash. Congrats on the upcoming family member!

  3. That's some month you both had ... I love how Ash just casually slipped in 'I found out I'm pregnant' in between 'I got a new piercing' and ' I didn't take any bookstagram pics in April'.

    Loving some of those covers, I really must get around to reading some graphic novels.

  4. Ash- Congrats! That's wonderful news. Babies are so sweet when they're tiny. That's quite a lot of books to win.

    Jenn- I haven't seen Captain Marvel just yet but I plan to at some point.

  5. Wow you guys have lots going on! Happy birthday to all the birthday people haha and congrats on the pregnancy!

    You guys read a ton of books too! Nice to see Wayward on there- I don't see that one around much. I did read the first Lumberjanes. The Goodbye Summer looks good (maybe it's the ice cream). :) And nachos- that pic is making me hungry.

    Glad Wolfhunter River was good!

  6. I really want to get my hands on some of the lovely titles up there
    Congrats Ash on the baby so exciting :D both of you had such exciting month!

  7. Oh my congrats Ash!!! How exciting!!! Jenn sounds like you were busy! So many great books read and coming up for you guys. Have a great May!!

  8. The dog is so cute! And the little boy! And ohmygosh you're pregnant!!! Congrats!!!
    Jenn, my April was also stressful and crazy busy! I hope to start umbrella academy soon! Currently, I'm focusing on the magicians.
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  9. Great photos. You guys have a lot going on. Congrats on the pregnancy! Happy May!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. Congrats, Ash! What wonderful news!!


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