April 2019 Monthly Wrap Up // 15 Books, 1000 Followers, And Other Excitement!!!

Hey loves! Somehow it’s May???? I don’t know how that happened I wish time would slow down and let me breathe for a second??

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Books Read

1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (reread): 5 stars // Yeah, this is my third time reading this book and I love it so much I’ll probably read it a fourth time before the year ends.
2. Crown of Feathers: 3 stars // This was okay, but definitely a letdown from how epic I thought it might be.
3. Love a la Mode: 4 stars // This was basically Anna and the French Kiss except it doesn’t suck lmao. 
4. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss: 4 stars 
// This was super cute and so much better than I thought it would be lolll.


5. Famous in a Small Town: 4 stars // Yay marching band story I loved that aspect and it was so cute!
6. Starfish: 4.5 stars // This book and its rep…was incredible. Best biracial rep ever hands down.
7. First Like A Firestorm: 1.5 stars // This was really bad. That’s all I have to say.
8. China Rich Girlfriend: 3 stars // This was kind of over the top and annoying, also Nick and Rachel fell flat, but overall I enjoyed!


9. Sorcery of Thorns: 5 stars // This book was INCREDIBLE and I am IN LOVE hello magical libraries isn’t that the best premise ever??
10. Brightly Burning: 2 stars // Basically just a meh…total instalove and a really weird weak premise.
11. Little White Lies: 4 stars // This was a lot more intense and twisty turny than I’d anticipated and it was great!
12. Tarot: 1.5 stars // All the characters and world building and basically everything here was just so shallow I didn’t even care.


13. Brave New World: 2.5 stars // Read this book for school and it was…decent, I guess lmao.
14. Sky In The Deep: 4 stars // I loved the vikings and badass girls fighting in this one!
15. White Cat (rearead): 5 stars // I suddenly had the urge to reread my favorite Holly Black series that is severely underrated and also first introduced me to her like five years ago and yeah I still love.


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I read 15 books this month which is a lot so go me!!! My average rating was 3.5 which is pretty standard so overall I definitely had a pretty good reading month!

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Blog Posts

This month, I cut WAY back on my blog posts. About a year ago, according to my stats, I was posting every single day (how????). Then I cut back to around 5-6 days a week. This month I really focused more on quality over quantity and I’m now posting 3 times a week, and I’m much happier with my content and also much less stressed??? Here are a few of my favorite posts.

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I read a lot of wonderful blog posts from other people too! Here are some of my favorites:

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Life Happenings

It’s been another busy month in my life! Here’s what happened to me!

  • I committed to a college! That’s right–this girl is going to college! I guess I’m all grown up nowww.
  • We finished our school yearbook! You probably don’t know that I’m on the yearbook staff, and we’ve been working so hard, during class, lunch, after school, and weekends to get the book done!
  • I’ve been…dying in school lmao. I’ve been kinda mia on replying to comments/blog hopping lately because I’m actually drowning in schoolwork? I had five finals this past week, and for the next two weeks I’m taking five AP exams, so if I’m not here you’ll know that I’m dying.
  • I CROSSED 100 BLOG FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s sooo crazy to me that fifteen months after I created Hammock of Books, I now have 1000 people following me???? Listening to my weird rambles??? My crazy schenegins??? I am building my own army????? THANK YOU ALL ILY!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY THIS IS AMAINZG LOVEEEE ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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Let’s Chat

How was your April? If you’re a student, are you drowning in standardized tests and finals too? (Rip rip ripperoni). I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤







31 thoughts on “April 2019 Monthly Wrap Up // 15 Books, 1000 Followers, And Other Excitement!!!

  1. Congratulations, Kay! 🎉 1000 is a big deal! You deserve it!

    And also, congrats on starting your college journey! And good luck on your exams! I was a senior in high school last year, and the end of the year was SO difficult. I had AP tests too, but senioritis was also a Very Real Thing. I was just so ready for high school to be over, but now that I’m in college… I kind of miss high school sometimes? Just a little bit. Anyway, don’t worry about posting a lot during this time – we understand exams are super important! And you can do it 💕

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    1. Tysm ❤ ❤ Yeah senioritis is a Very Real Thing for me too which is why I'm dying rn because I'm…trying to learn an entire semester worth of gov, calc, lit, etc (since I've been sleeping/not paying attention this whole semester) in…one weekend?? Haha I guess YA books are for reliving hs after it's over

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  2. Congrats on committing to college, a successful reading month, less blogging stress, and 1000 followers! Wow, April sounds like it was an awesome and big month for ya!

    Good luck on AP exams—YOU GOT THIS!!

    I’m currently in college and just finished my semester, so all of my stress/craziness was last month. 😅

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  3. You have been killing it this month huh? Congrats on every single mile stone! On top of being so busy, you manage to read that much? Amazing! I wished I had that determination! I read slow, hence my posts are slow as well…but I hope to always blog whenever I have the chance! 😀 This post definitely inspires me to push out of my boundaries!

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  4. AH IM SO STOKED TO READ SORCERY OF THORNS. I already have this feeling that I’ll completely adore it and I’m so reaaadyyy. CONGRATS ON 1000! That is awesome!! Double congrats on commiting to a college!! that is Big News and super great! Wishing you a great month of May! 🙂

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  5. Ahh you’ve read SO much in the past month, it’s so great! I loved Starfish just as well, such a good book, and I really want to read little white lies, I’m happy you liked it 🙂
    CONGRATULATIONS on the followers, this is INCREDIBLE, I’m so happy for you yay!! ❤ and congratulations on committing to a college as well, a new adventure awaits you soon yay!
    Have a beautiful month! ❤

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  6. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON 1000 FOLLOWERS!! and for committing to college 🙂 I’m so so excited for you! College is super fun (also academically harder but honestly you’re learning more things that are interesting). I also adore all the books you’ve finished this month. I’m so so tempted to reread To All the Boys!

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