Month in Review: April 2015

Posted May 3, 2015 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Month In Review / 7 Comments

monthinreviewBooks I Read This Month

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Reviews this Month

Just One Year (4 Stars)

Awakening (3 Stars)

The Wrong Side of Right (5 Stars)

Princess on the Brink (4 Stars)

Just One Night (4 Stars)

Stats

Total Books Read: 9

Total Novellas Read: 1

Rereads: 4

Favorite Book Read in April: This is so hard! It’s a tie between The Wrong Side of Right and Royal Wedding!

Least Favorite Book Read in April: The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak…I received the ARC at YALLWEST but unfortunately I wasn’t very impressed by the story. Review to come closer to the release date.

Book that Most Surprised Me in April: These Broken Stars. I’m not usually a big sci-fi person but this book had me really invested in the character’s relationships!

Reading Challenges Update

Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge Progress: 36/70

Fairytale Retelling Challenge: 3/8

Reread Challenge: 12/12

*Note that the status bars for challenges in my side bar are slightly different because they only count books I wrote full reviews for.

Notable Posts This Month

Why I Still Read and Write Reviews…one of my most popular discussion posts to date!

YALLWEST Recap

TTT- Characters Who Challenge Societal Norms and Expectations

The Creative Blogger Award

YALLWEST Tips & Tricks

Cristina’s Close Look [3]: Gender Bending Villains

The Burrito Bowl Book Tag!

Favorite Quote This Month

β€œHow do you live again, knowing what waits for you in the end?”-These Broken Stars

Updates About My Life This Month

April was a huge month for me and my blog. I went to my first major YA event, YALLWEST, and had an absolutely fantastic time! I was able to network with other bloggers, meet a TON of my favorite authors, and get some great books!Β  I also decided to take the next big step in my blog’s future and made the move to self-hosted! (Expect a fully detailed post about it this week!) I held my second ever giveaway for an ARC of Emmy & Oliver, and worked on expanding my Instagram presence. May is going to be super busy with my boyfriend’s graduation, my best friend’s graduation, running my first 10k, and preparing for several bookish events I’m going to in June (ALA, Bay Area Bookfest, etc).

I’d also like to give a huge thank you to all of my followers this past month, who continued to encourage me and visit my blog despite the migration from wordpress.com to self hosted! Change can be difficult but I’m so glad I still have my audience, and I can’t wait to bring even better content to you from my new platform!

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7 responses to “Month in Review: April 2015

    • Thank you so much Claudia! Moving was a bit nerve wracking but I have to say I’m having a lot of fun on my new self-hosted site! I didn’t realize how many books I had read until I did this post, but a few were re-reads so they went by fast! Thank you for the well wishes πŸ™‚

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