Hi friends! I’m excited to share my highlights of the month! But seriously I thought today was May 2nd and it’s actually May 4th while I’m writing this. So um, time has not been a thing for me. Am I the only one who feels this way?! Anyways, let’s do this!
Animal Farm by George Orwell | I read this for the first time last month, and it was…an experience. I understand why it’s a classic now. Napoleon is an um monster. It’s really impressive at how well Orwell paralleled the Communist goverment. 4/5 stars!
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass | I’m super thankful to have gotten this as an e-ARC! I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped to, sadly. I mean, a girl torn between winning the king’s heart and becoming queen, or a strange boy who just arrived in the kingdom? That sounds amazing, no*? There was just too much insta-love, and the plotting was weirdly paced. But Kiera Cass’s writing and characters have definitely improved over time, which I’m happy about. I’m curious as to how this series will progress! 3.5/5 stars!
*have i become french? ah, oui oui
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie | I’m slowly reading Agatha Christie’s novels, and I listened to this one on audio! This was really interesting, because it was less whodunit and more whydidit. This one was about a serial-killer, and it turned out to be very psychological. I really liked it. 3.5/5 stars!
Something Beautiful For God by Malcolm Muggeridge | This was an autobiography of Mother Teresa, and it was really good. However, it was definitely biased. Muggeridge wrote in inspirational language which was really cool, but personally I prefer getting straight facts without the bias. Still, Mother Teresa is so, so humble and inspiring. 4/5 stories!
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo | I’m also very thankful for this e-ARC! Elizabeth Acevedo is one of my favorite authors, and she really impressed me with this novel. It was an amazing novel in verse, dealing with grief. The characters were full of depth, and I was so invested in their stories. 5/5 stars!
These two songs first of all, both belong to albums in black-and-white. I didn’t realize that until now. Second of all, these songs are amazing. They’ve been on repeat the entire month.
Um…I forgot every movie I saw last month. April was a bit wibbly-wobbley, timey-wimey you know. However, I’ve been watching My Hero Academia a lot though, and I’ve really enjoyed it!
So that’s it! I hope all of you had a lovely April, and have an even better May. Tell me:
What was a highlight of your April?