This April was pretty stressful for me, I won’t lie. I had state testing at school (ugh), volunteered at the amazing Woodstock Writer’s Festival, had a cello recital (yay!), and completely redid my blog. Also, and this is the best part, it got warm out! As a West Coast girl living on the East Coast, anything below 60 degrees is pretty chilly for me. Thankfully, after a pretty short winter, it’s warmed back up to 75 degree weather.
What I’ve Been Loving
After hearing so, so so much about the Hamilton soundtrack, I figured I should give it a listen. Oh my God. It’s so good! My favorite songs are Cabinet Battle #1 and Washington On Your Side, but the rest are really great too.
Author of the Month
Every month, I like to highlight an author I’ve recently really enjoyed. This month, it has to be Jandy Nelson. I recently read and reviewed I’ll Give You the Sun and it blew me away. I’m currently reading her debut, The Sky is Everywhere, so you can look forward to seeing a review of that sometime soon.
Here’s what I posted this April:
Blog: YallWest Anticipation!
Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Review: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Blog: My Hangover Cure
Review: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
What I’m Excited for this May
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson- May 3
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (my review)- May 17
Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins- May 17
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee- May 24