Super Late April Wrap up!

April is over. May is (way) upon us. Spring has sprung, and all that jazz. Wee! 

April was a pretty strange month all around, I’ve gotta say. Weather wise, it was all over the place. One week there was a snow storm and schools were canceled. The next week it was 24 degrees Celsius. And then 3 days later a snow storm again. And rain. Lots of rain. Just… Very Maritime-y. I want to say that the snow is finally done, but I think I jinxed it the last time I said that. I will continue to hold out hope though! We have been getting a lot of sunny days thrown in there too so that’s very nice.

I’ve also decided to move out (finally) and live with a friend! We are in the apartment hunting phase. There have been a few bumps, and I’m sure there will be a few more, but things are mostly exciting on that front. I’m going to become a city girl! Crazy. I can’t wait to decorate! 

Book wise, things have been pretty good, too! April was Sexual Assault Awareness month. Because of that, I decided to read some books on that theme. I read Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About it by Kate Harding, SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston. They were all pretty good reads. I especially enjoyed reading Asking For It. Not because the topic is enjoyable, but because it’s a smart, snarky exploration of sexism, feminism, and rape culture that had me highlighting passages and bubbling with righteous indignation. I definitely recommend it and will personally be seeking out similar titles in the future. Education is the first step on the road to change.

I also picked up a few other recent releases. I read the awesome series enders The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater! Obviously I love them. I read No One Knows by J.T. Ellison (review here) for She Reads. It’s a very twisty thriller. It was a fun read, but not the kind of thriller for me. The last book I read in April was another thriller! I read He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker for an upcoming book tour! Check back on the 31st for my full review! 

Books Reads: 7
Pages Read: 2472

What did you read in April? 

Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.