Remember my April book ban? Yeah, well, apparently I didn’t either. It was a great time. And I honestly almost made it the whole month before I bought any lovely books and then things went kaplat when I saw a book sale (where there was a cool amount of old ARCs), and I had to buy presents on Book Outlet (with a few for myself of course). So, I picked up a total of five books for relatively cheap prices, so I mean, sort of yay?
Here’s what I picked up in April:
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Erm, I have a new thing for pirates. Give me a pirates story, and this Book Princess will apparently be very happy – who knew? It’s totally not a thing in Disney (update: I have now remember it is TOTALLY a thing in Disney – I’m looking at you, Once Upon a Time specifically). Anyway, I saw this book making the rounds on the blogs and after some of my most trusted bloggers talked about their love of it, I had to pick it up. I did find out it is an origin story and not about pirates quite yet, but there is some swoony romance so I mean, yay.
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Oh sigh, I literally can already feel the swoons now. My Contemporary Kasie West spiral is still going very, very strong, and this book will be the second to the last book to complete it. It looks sooooooooo adorable, and I’ve seen a lot of good reviews from it in the past few weeks from the community. It also looks ridiculously tropey and fluffy – and we all know I’m all about that. XD I literally can’t wait to dive into this later on in the month because I need some fake boyfriends and feels!
Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
I’ve wanted to read this book for quiteeeeee a while now, and somehow an ARC of this was stuffed in one of the hidden spots in a book sale. Of course I might have eagerly and nicely shoved my hand in a few people’s business to unload this book – because clearly they don’t want to read it because I DO. It seems like an adorable little contemporary – but I have heard that it packs a huge emotional punch and there is a CRAZY plot twist in the middle of the book. A contemporary with a plot twist? Um, sign me up!
Interference by Kay Honeyman
I had put this on my Goodreads TBR a while ago, but all I could remember is that it looked like a cute little contemporary and it supposedly had some kind of ties back to Jane Austen and was a retelling of the classic. Fun fact: I was actually right, so my memory does have some sort of skill. It’s a Friday Night Lights meets Emma by Jane Austen, so I mean, since I have never read or seen either of these, I clearly needed it. XD It was cheap and an old ARC and I knew the title so I was like YOU MUST GO HOME WITH ME. It does seem to have potential for cuteness, though!
The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeir
I literally know nothing about this book, but I was sold by the pretty cover and I saw the word ghost in the summary. GHOSTS. I love me some ghost novels even though they freak the heck out of me. But it seems cool and has some apprenticeship type things and…nope, still have no clue. Let’s all gaze at the pretty cover now so I feel less awkward.
Now, May has become, and I’m worried, gals and guys. There are SO MANY amazing books coming out in May, and I already have 4 pre-ordered of them. But I know I want to read soooooooo many more. Oh, this is going to be dangerous. Next month’s book haul will definitely be interesting.
So, what books did you pick up this month? Did you do better or worst than me? What keeps you staying on your book ban? Let’s discuss in the comments below!