Leta’s April Wrap-Up and May TBR

The last few months have been stressful but productive in unexpected ways. I knew that I had to let this blog fall to the side while everything was happening, but now I want to get back to things. I feel like a lost who I was for a while.

The winter is finally behind me and now I know how to approach next winter with a better game plan. Right now, the only game plan I have is this: write book reviews. I’ll post them when I can, as often as I can. The only rule is no expectations.

So, I’m going to start with an April Wrap-Up. I read so little in February and March that they barely warrant mentioning. If you are interested to see what I’m reading on any given day, follow me on Goodreads! The link in at the bottom of each page on the blog.

What I Read in April:

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Flight by Jae Waller

Marlowe Banks, Redesigned by Jacqueline Firkins

The Witch and The Vampire by Francesca Flores

How to Win a Breakup by Farah Heron


Auld Lang Syne by wit_beyondmeasure on AO3

I enjoyed everything I read this month, even though it wasn’t a lot. I think it allowed me space to have a bit of a slump so that I didn’t fall out of reading altogether. The ebb and flow is an important balance. My favourite read was Flight by Jae Waller. She is a British Columbian author writing this amazing fantasy-esque series about a young woman named Kateiko. This novel gives Avatar: The Last Airbender vibes while reminding me of the period in Canada’s history know for trading conflicts between the Indigenous people and settlers/fur traders. Kateiko’s powers remind me of some of the X-Men too, which makes me little comic book nerd heart so happy. I’m reading the second book right now (as fast as I can!) so that I can read and review the third and fourth books for The British Columbia review. I have high hopes for this epic saga so far and I might review the first two books on here so that all of my thoughts are “on paper” so to speak.

My TBR for May is ridiculous. I have WAY too many Netgalley books to read and review and a very short time in which to read most of them, so I’ve got a huge list to get through in May. I’ll split my TBR into sections, both for my own sake and so that this list is more than an unending list of books.

May TBR:


Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai

Briardark by S.A. Harian

Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon

Upon a Waking Dream by J.S. Bailey

What Have We Done by Alex Finlay

The Possibility of Life by Jaime Green

Return to Hummingbird Lane by Reese Ryan

The Last Word by Katy Birchall

The Stolen Throne by Abigail Owen

The Almost Widow by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Comeback by Lily Chu

The Book Proposal by KJ Micciche

Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini

The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan

Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko

The New Mother by Nora Murphy


The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Veil by Jae Waller

Crest by Jae Waller

Tides of the Sovereign by Kate Gateley

Ridiculous, right? I’ve already finished a fanfic and a book this month, Love and Other Historical Accidents by PacificRimbaud and Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick. I’m excited to get going on the rest and give an update at the end of the month.

As for my 2023 reading goal, I’m at 37/130. I should get ahead by a good margin this month. Fanfictions have really helped me get more numbers this year, and I plan to read more of them interspersed throughout the other reads. I have a week-long trip later this month that I’ll be treating like a reading break as well, which should help.

That’s everything for now! I’ll be back at the end of the month with an update on everything reading related. In the meantime, keep an eye out for book reviews this month!

Thanks for reading!



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