Wrap-up & Book Haul: ContemporAPRIL and O.W.L.s


I haven’t posted my May TBR yet – which isn’t that big of a deal since it’s all about mood reading so I shouldn’t even have one! – but my wrap-up is here! Might be a bit behind on writing reviews though so.. sorry about that? I’ll catch up eventually, haha!
Anyway. I read a lot, kept myself under control book buying-wise and.. overall had a pretty decent month?

So, let’s see how it went exactly – and what I read!

As always, covers link back to the Goodreads-page!
The star-ratings link back to my reviews if I’ve posted them or added one on Goodreads!

Books I read


SpeakPasta Pinot & Murder (Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery #1)Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)My Favorite Half-Night Stand
The Poet XRoomiesThe Travelling Cat ChroniclesStarry Eyes
A Pack of Blood and LiesFinding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson ~ ★★★★★
Pasta Pinot & Murder by Jamie Lee Scott ~ ★★★
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ~ ★★★★★
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren ~ RTC
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ~ RTC
Roomies by Christina Lauren ~ ★★★★☆
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ~ ★★★★★
Starry Eyes by Jen Bennet ~ RTC
A Pack of Blood and Lies by Olivia Wildenstein ~ RTC [Okay, this isn’t a contemporary but an overdue ARC..]
Finding Cinderella ~ RTC

I read ten books! I seriously didn’t expect to read this many so I’m.. very pleasantly surprised?!


Ancient Runes – Arithmancy – Astronomy – Care of Magical Creatures – Charms – Defence Against the Dark Arts – Herbology – History of Magic – Muggle Studies – Potions

Those are the O.W.L.s I got with the books I read. This pretty much means I’m only missing Divination and Transfiguration! Which is a pity because I really was looking forward to reading Scythe.. I keep postponing on that one for some reason? Eventually though!

Total number of books read: 10

My haul


We Set the Dark on FireWicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1)


If Only I Could Tell YouThe Near WitchThe Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1)

Look at that! I’m actually still behaving? For now? I have to admit.. I’ve been way more tempted by book boxes since setting up my book buying rules.. But that’s probably because I’m rarely going out to buy myself anything lately and that way I can still get myself some surprise gifts? I don’t know, haha.

I read a lot more than I anticipated. I also still feel like I’m in control of buying new books so that’s a win! I do miss browsing bookstores though.. Maybe there’s a splurge coming sometime soon? [I’m trying not to use our three year anniversary and Mother’s Day as an excuse to go all out..]

How did your reading go in April? If you have a wrap-up, feel free to post it here! I don’t have time to blog hop, but that way I’ll definitely check out your posts!




11 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: ContemporAPRIL and O.W.L.s

  1. 10 books is awesome Kathy!! And it’s so great to see that all of your reads were 3 stars or higher! It’s always so nice whenever we happen to pick up books that are mostly enjoyable! Haha. If you’re in the mood for it, I would highly recommend picking up Scythe soon! It’s fantastic! Happy reading! 🙂


  2. I think your three year anniversary and Mother’s Day is a totally perfect excuse to go book browsing/book buying, lol. I didn’t participate in the O.W.L.s Readathon, but I think I would have probably ended up passing most or all of the classes. I mean, I read 19 books in April, so I probably completed all of the prompts. Haha. Clearly I can read so much because I don’t yet have a child. My May TBR is probably a bit too ambitious, but I’m going to attempt it anyway. We’ll see what happens. It’s like 6 books that are 400-500+ pages…and I already know I’m going to end up just randomly adding other books to that list. Gotta love mood reading.


  3. You’ve read quite a lot, Kathy, this is amazing! I can’t wait to read both The Poet X and Starry Eyes, they sound so good 🙂
    We Set The Dark ON Fire in your haul ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love this book with all my heart, I hope you will, too ❤
    Happy reading and have a beautiful month ❤


  4. Hope you loved The Poet X because I absolutely loved it 😀 I even loved Wicked Saints so hoping you would love that one too ❤


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