Monthly Wrap-Up – April

During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what the four of us have read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going on, our most popular Instagram posts, and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

*We linked this post to the April Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction*

♥ Enjoy!

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights from April were:

My birthday was last month.  Arielle’s daughter and I both share the same day, April 10th. ♥  I celebrated my special day with lunch with my besties, dinner with all of my family at my favorite Mexican restaurant and then cheesecake afterwards.  It was a fabulous day!
Baseball is consuming our lives!  My kiddos love this sport so much and it’s amazing how far they’ve come in the last few years.  I get to scream at all of their hits and when they slide into home.  I never thought I was a huge fan of baseball, but watching them play I definitely am!
We celebrated Easter with my Grandma, Aunt and Uncle, Brother and Parents.  It was such a fun, relaxing day filled with way too much food and non stop playing with my littles. 🙂


What Arielle, Cassie, Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
The Last Guest House by Megan Miranda
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Sunset Rising (Sunset Rising #1) by S.M. McEachern
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
It Started with a Cowboy (Cowboys of Creedence #3) by Jennie Marts
This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber
The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad by Cookie O’Gorman

4.5 Stars:

Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) by Jessica Brody & Joanna Rendell

4 Stars:

Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
Pan (Neverland #1) by Gina L. Maxwell
LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff


Our Favorite Books of the Month:

The Last Guest House by Megan Miranda (Cassie’s Choice)
This was my favorite Miranda novel to-date. I loved Avery, the main character, and really liked a lot of the supporting cast. It was well-paced and kept me enthralled the entire time.


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Chelsea’s Choice)
Mesmerizing. Dazzling. Glamorous. My God the romance. It was everything. The atmosphere? Otherworldly.


Sunset Rising (Sunset Rising #1) by S.M. McEachern (Jen’s Choice)
An exhilarating, action pack ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. If you’re a fan of dystopian and slow burn romance that is forbidden, then you definitely need this book in your life!


Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff (Arielle’s Choice)
Guys. I know we’re only a quarter of the way through 2019 but I’ve read some damn good books so far. This….is one of the best.  THIS BOOK LIVED UP TO EVERYTHING I HOPED AND DREAMED IT WOULD BE.


Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For April
2018 Favorite Singles
2018 Favorites From A Series



We thought it would be fun to share our most popular posts for April. And they are….

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Books Added To Jen’s TBR This Month:

I just keep adding books to my tbr lol…..


So that was our April. Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful April too. And cheers to May being fabulous for all of us!

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  1. Love that you’re enjoying baseball now that your kids are playing. I’ve never been much of a sports fan, but it’s definitely different when your kids are participating. 🙂
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    • It’s funny how a sport can become something we enjoy when we get to watch our kiddos do them. ♥ Completely agree!

  2. Aww, cute dog in that Insta photo. Happy birthday(s)! I’m glad you’re enjoying baseball. Kids’ activities are always more fun when you actually like the activity. Happy May!
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  3. Nice wrap up! I’m so excited for Susan Ee’s new series! I’m planning to pick up Fake It Till You Make Break it this book! I loved the author’s debut novel so I’m really excited to read it! Sunset Rising sounds amazing! I really need to get to that series soon! I’m super excited for Aurora Rising! It’s one of my most anticipated reads!
    Hope you all have a great month and Happy reading! 🙂
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  4. Danielle Hammelef

    May 25, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Your birthday sounds fun and delicious with CHEESECAKE–my fav! I’ve decided I’m going to buy Aurora Rising (I currently have it checked out) because so far it’s too exciting not to have my own copy to treasure.

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