The Monthly Recap: April & May 2019

Posted June 4, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

I can’t believe that it’s already the first week in June. Where the heck did the time go? In the past couple of months, I’ve been really busy on the family front and my blog presence took a hit but I’m slowly catching up on all things blog related as well as books/reading related and since I don’t want this post to get seriously long, I’ll do a photo blog post about my off books recap.

Monthly Book Stats

Books Read: 21 | Books DNF’d: 1
Books Purchased: 11 | Books Received for Review: 10 | Reviews Posted: 20
Highest Grade: 5 out of 5 | Lowest Grade: DNF, 2.5 out of 5

What I Read

April

1. The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited) | 5 out of 5
2. The Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo (eARC) | 4 out of 5
3. Fumbled (The Playbook #2) by Alexa Martin (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5
4. The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited) | 4.5 out of 5
5. The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years #4) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited) | 4.25 out of 5
6. Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
7. Hook Shot (Hoops #3) by Kennedy Ryan (Kindle Unlimited) | 4.75 out of 5
8. The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5
9. Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks #1) by Tracy Goodwin (eBook) | DNF
10. Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (eBook) | 4 out of 5
11. The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #4) by Lucy Parker (eARC) | 4 out of 5

May

1. Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne (eARC) | 4 out of 5
2. Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton (eARC) | 3 out of 5
3. American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison (eBook) | 4 out of 5
4. Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre (eBook) | 4 out of 5
5. Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (eARC) | 3.25 out of 5
6. Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (eARC) | 4.5 out of 5
7. Night Pleasures (Dark Hunters #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (eBook) | 2.5 out of 5
8. Then Came You (Laws of Attractions #3) by Kate Meader (eARC) | 4 out of 5
9. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5
10. The Bridal Boot Camp (Little Bridge Island #0.5) by Meg Cabot (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5
11. Ayesha at last by Uzma Jalaluddin (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5

Eye Candy Friday

Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
Lotus DuPree from Hot Shot by Kennedy Ryan

What I Posted

April

Blog Tour: Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan
The Weekly Recap (126)
My TBR Pile: April 2019
Books to Binge On: April 2019
The Wednesday Post (10)
Favorite Office Romances
The Monthly Recap: March 2019
The Weekly Recap (127)
TV Tuesday: Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 1
The Wednesday Post (11)
Sunday Spotlight: A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
The Weekly Recap (128)
TV Tuesday: Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 2

May

Sunday Spotlight: Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne
Cover Reveal: Superfan by Sarina Bowen
The Weekly Recap (129)
2019 Summer Reading Challenge
The Wednesday Post (12)
My TBR Pile: June 2019

What I Reviewed

April

Throwback Thursday: The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton | 4.25 out of 5
You’d be Mine by Erin Hahn | 4 out of 5
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton | 4.25 out of 5
Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott | 4 out of 5
Anatomy of a Player (Taking Shots #2) by Cindi Madsen | 3.5 out of 5
The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo | out of 5
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways #1) by Lisa Kleypas | 4 out of 5
Fumbled (The Playbook #2) by Alexa Martin | 4 out of 5
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Hook Shot (Hoops #3) by Kennedy Ryan | 4.75 out of 5

May

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang | 4.25 out of 5
Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne | out of 5
Taming the Scotsman (MacAllisters #1) by Kinley Macgregor | 4 out of 5
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison | 4.25 out of 5
The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #4) by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5
Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre | 4 out of 5
Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton | 3.25 out of 5

What I Got

Thirsty (Eastside Brewery #1) by Mia Hopkins (eBook)
Rafe (Loose Ends #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon (eBook)
Hook Shot (Hoops #3) by Kennedy Ryan (Kindle Unlimited)
Extra Credit (Ivy Years) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited)
The Year We Hid Away (Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited)
The Understatement of the Year (Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited)
The Shameless Hour (Ivy Years #4) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited)
The Fifteenth Hour (Ivy Years #5) by Sarina Bowen (Kindle Unlimited)
Best of Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #3) by Kate Clayborne (eBook)
Body Check by Elle Kennedy (eBook)
Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #3.5) by Alyssa Cole (eBook)
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole (eBook)
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (eBook)
American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison (eBook)
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs (eBook)
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (eBook)
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs (eBook)

What I Got for Review

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
One Fine Duke (School for Dukes #3) by Lenora Bell
Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs
The Duchess in His Bed (Sins for All Seasons #4) by Lorraine Heath
No Judgments (Little Bridge Island #1) by Meg Cabot
Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckled Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean
The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke #3) by Tessa Dare
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews
Don’t You Forget about Me by Mhairi McFarlane
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

There you have it, the months that were both April and May in books for me. How did your month look? Did you read any good books? Any bad books? Share with me in the comments!


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8 responses to “The Monthly Recap: April & May 2019

  1. I’m excited to start Fumbled soon. I read (well, listened to) Intercepted in May and loved it so much. I’m listening to Hook Shot right now and I’m all about Kenan Ross. *fans self* LOL Even though it’ll be a bit before I start Twice in a Blue Moon I’m super excited to know it’s ready and waiting for me. 🙂 You really had some awesome reads in April/May!

    • Thanks, Grace! It feels great to be back. I’m looking forward to writing up a bunch of posts (haha, yeah right). I can’t wait to read Twice in a Blue Moon too!

  2. I can’t believe it’s June already either! Time is flying by. You read so many beautiful books in this recap. I can’t wait to hear all your thoughts on Brazen and The Wallflower Wager.

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