Monthly Recap: April + Looking Forward To: May


This month has just been pretty much unbearable. Just seriously every single thing that has happened has just made me so, so done with this year. I’m going to go into detail about this a little bit regarding BEA in a later post, because that’s caused a huge amount of stress.

We’re still dealing with a situation at home, so that’s…not fun. More stress there.

I’ve been having a lot of anxiety as well just about everything this month, including BEA, so once again, not fun.

Really, I’m just trying to keep myself in one piece. Haha.

Due to all of this, I’ve gone on a hiatus since the 10th. Fortunately though, I think I’m back. I hope I’m back. I can’t go to BEA when I’m on a month long hiatus, that’s silly.

Here’s hoping May gets better, but I have a feeling it’ll be getting a bit more rockier.


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From This Month: Indefinite Hiatus

Overall: Interview with Leah Thomas

~Book Stats~

# of Books Read:

I haven’t finished any books this month, sadly.

# of Books Started:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Run by Kody Keplinger

# of Books Bought:


After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell 

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

# of Books For Review: 

  • Run by Kody Keplinger
    • Via Scholastic for me being on the Run blog tour hosted by Irish Banana! I’m ridiculously excited.
  • The Joey Parker Movement by Joey Parker
    • Via Jolly Fish Press

~What I Posted~


Monthly Recap: March ’16

Other Posts:

Indefinite Hiatus

Blog Tour:

The Perfect Prank by Kurt Dinan (Author of Don’t Get Caught)

~Music Section~

~Favorite Songs~

~Album I Wish Had Gotten More Love~

I still haven’t properly listened to Honey by Katy B, my most anticipated album of the month. Sadness.

~Music Videos~

Boyfriend by Tegan and Sara (Shown above)

~Fantastic Videos~

Lip Sync Conversation with Ariana Grande (And Jimmy Fallon) 

~Book Related TV/Movie News~

None of The Above is going to TV and will be written by Liz Maccie and directed by STEPHEN CHBOSKY.

The Handmaid’s Tale is going to be adapted into a series on Hulu.

~Music Purchases~


Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before The Sun

Trivium – Silence In The Snow (Special Edition)

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life (Deluxe)

Zella Day – Kicker


Black Sabbath – Paranoid

~DVD Purchases~

Boy Meets World Season 7

My collection is finally complete.

~What I’ve Been Watching~

  • I watched a couple episodes of Stuck In The Middle, K.C. Undercover and Backstage on Disney Channel.
  • I really like Backstage and need to watch the past two week’s episodes. Backstage is a Canadian show done by one of the producers that used to be on Degrassi.
  • Game of Thrones returned but I haven’t watched the episode yet. I may just wait until Monday so I can watch two episodes in a row.

~Looking Forward To: May ’16~

Okay, since there are so many book releases, I’m just going to highlight the ones I’m most excited about. If you’re interested in what else I’m looking forward to this month, you can go to my 2016-May shelf (for future references, I organize all my books by month on there, if you ever want to see).


May 3:

Girl About Town by Adam Shankman and Laura Sullivan

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

May 10:

Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

May 17:

Girls On Fire by Robin Wasserman

This Is The Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister

It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye 

May 24:

Outrun The Moon by Stacey Lee

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims 

May 31:

The Language of Stars by Louise Hawes

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

For Review: Suffer Love, Some Kind of Happiness, 100 Days of Cake, Even If The Sky Falls, Frannie and Tru, The Way Back To You, Girl Against The Universe, Ask Me How I Got Here, Meet Me Here, 26 Kisses, The Fall of Butterflies, Tone Deaf, and Whisper To Me.

Read: 100 Days of Cake, Gena/Finn

Reading: The Star-Touched Queen


May 6:

Beyonce Lemonade (CD)

Goo Goo Dolls Boxes

May 13:

American Authors What We Live For

Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Meghan Trainor Thank You

May 20:

Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman

Bob Dylan Fallen Angels

Fifth Harmony 7/27

May 27:

Band of Skulls By Default

Lacuna Coil Delirium

~Everything Else~

I guess I’m looking forward to BEA and BookCon. Hopefully I’ll talk to some publicists, go to some panels, meet some people, and get a few ARCs you know, the general expectations of BEA.

So…How has your past month been? Do you have anything you’re looking forward to? How do you deal with stress? Are you excited for any new music or movies? The latter of which I did not include in this post as I couldn’t find anything. Are you going to BEA?? Let me know. 🙂


About Amber (YA Indulgences)

Amber is a 20-something woman who enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and taking walks. She has a book blog called YA Indulgences . She is still trying to figure out what she's doing with her life, but she's confident that time will tell. In the meantime she's heading towards the goal of becoming a renowned blogger. View all posts by Amber (YA Indulgences)

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