The Adventure Log is my monthly wrap-up post!
Another month has come and gone. Did April both speed by and last 84 years for anyone else? It was so weird because the first half of the month was over in the blink of an eye, but I feel like it’s been April 28th for 3 weeks.
The weather has been getting lovely here in San Diego, which makes being inside a bit more difficult. I’m sneaking away to the rooftop patio of my apartment building on occasion (mask on) to soak up some sun, which is nice.
Another slower reading month for me, but I am so excited that all of these books were incredible! I can’t remember the last time that I truly enjoyed everything that I’ve read. I’m so thankful and hope this trend continues.
All April Reads
I just realized that all of the books I read in April were standalones! What a wonderful time to be alive, my friends. I had an incredible reading month full of only mood reading ARCs.
Click on the titles to go to the Goodreads page. ARCs and review copies from author or publisher are noted below by an asterisk *
* The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
* I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
📖 Review coming on June 9th!
I’ve been in the mood for mysteries, and my goodness does I Killed Zoe Spanos fill that need nicely! This is a captivating YA debut full of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. I highly recommend that you preorder this one, friends!
* The Silence of Bones by June Hur
📖 Review coming on May 5th!
The Silence of Bones is a haunting and heartbreaking YA historical mystery debut.From the beginning, I was filled with a sense of foreboding that built as I became more and more invested in the story. I love Seoul so much and honestly, this book broke my heart into a billion pieces and the end chilled me to the core.
* The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
The Kingdom of Back is clearly a passion project for Marie Lu. The author’s note brought me to actual tears when I learned just how much of the story is based on fact. This portal fantasy gives a voice to Maria Anna Mozart, the sister lost to history who was also a child prodigy in her own right. Powerful and ethereal, this book is infused with magic that seems to react to injustice of society.
ARC Mountain Update
I put myself on an ARC Ban on July 12, 2019. Back in July I wrote a post about the ban to hold me accountable, and I’m reporting on the mountain each month.
ARC Mountain (total)
As you can see, the ARC ban is going swimmingly. 😬 I’ll dive deeper into these new ARC additions in my April book haul post, coming sometime soon.
April was another difficult month for me, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in that. My heart goes out to everyone because these are difficult times! I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.
— kal @ eldorado 🍎 (@eldorado_ac) April 29, 2020
I always struggle to read when my anxiety and depression are especially riding high, so I’ve mostly been playing a lot of Animal Crossing and rewatching Community and Veronica Mars. I’ve gone next level and created a separate Twitter account for my AC Shenanigans, and if you want to visit my island give me a poke for my Dodo code!
Read Voraciously Book Club Pick for May!
Did you know that I run a Discord server dedicated to nerding out about all the things you’re passionate about? It’s a fun and lowkey place were we organize voice chats, games, and even group readalongs!
This month we will be reading Want by Cindy Pon, which is free to read via RivetedLit! We’ll be reading at our own pace with a channel dedicated to spoilery discussions, and at the end of the month we will have a book club voice chat to discuss the book.
We’d love to have you join us in the server~
I recently ran a poll on Twitter and people overwhelmingly let me know that they love to see a list of the posts from the month in wrap ups.
In case you missed it, here are all of my April 2020 posts! Click on the image to be taken to the post. (Let me know if you hate this addition.)
How was April for you? What were your favorite reads of the month & what’s your favorite post that you want me to check out?
Drop in the comments so we can chat!
Let’s go on another /adventure together!