We’re Nearly Through a Quarter of the Year

Can you believe it’s almost April? 2021 is both flying by and moving at a snail’s pace. I feel like the days drag, but I also feel like time is flying by too quickly without much getting done. If that makes sense at all. I’m really struggling to find the motivation to do things these days. Hopefully, inspiration strikes at some point. It’s going to be a tough year if it doesn’t.

For example, I have books I want to review and blog post ideas brewing in my brain, but for whatever reason, I can’t translate them into actual blog posts. Maybe I’m just having writer’s block? But I’m also struggling to get through books I’m enjoying also, which is kind of weird. So it’s a weird time for me, I guess.

Books I Have Been Loving

Since I haven’t been able to get myself to write proper book reviews, let’s talk about some of the books I have recently read and loved.

1. Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card – I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I first started to read it. I simply found the idea of “micropowers” intriguing. What I ended up with was a touching mystery that centers largely around being an outsider and dealing with loss.

2. Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab – This is the 3rd installment in the City of Ghosts series. I really loved seeing Cassidy, Jacob, and Lara back together again, and surprisingly, this story didn’t center much around ghost hunting. So that was a fun twist. Highly recommend this series if you haven’t checked it out yet.

April Releases I’m Anticipating

1. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (4/6) –Infinity Courts sounds like another YA science fiction tackling the AI gone wrong plot, and I am so here for this! Definitely excited to read about Nami Miyamoto, Infinity the place beyond the living, and Ophelia the virtual assistant.

2. The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (4/6) – I honestly didn’t know that there was going to be a fourth installment in the Truly Devious series. Thank you Goodreads for informing me. It’ll be interesting to see how the story works outside of Ellingham Academy.

3. Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli (4/19) – I can’t believe I haven’t read a book by Becky Albertalli. I feel like they have been on my TBR forever, and here I am adding another one. Mark my words, I’m going to read a Becky Albertalli book this year. Plus Kate in Waiting sound like it’s going to be filled with drama.

4. Dail A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (4/27) – Dial A for Aunties sounds like such a fun read! Part murder mystery and part rom-com with Chinese-Indonesian culture thrown in? Yes, please. And honestly, I really want to know how Meddelin Chan accidentally kills her blind date.

What books have you been loving or been highly anticipating lately?