Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week . I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer . 

As it’s the last Sunday of April, I’ll also double up with a monthly wrap-up.

In my private life

This week has seen me going twice to the office and once being back at 7:45 PM home (while I left at 5:45 AM) because of train problems.

The joy of commuting!

So I am really happy to have a three days weekend!

I already unwound yesterday with new painted edges for Happy Place by Emily Henry!

Afterlight had a special edition but I figured that I could paint my own edges. And here they are!

And as usual I made some reels on Instagram.

One is a parody of very sexy men’s moves, “Manon Blackbeak’s way”.

And the second is a “guess the book” from the opening line. Only two people got it right on Instagram! So let’s see if my fellow bloggers will do better! Drop your guess in the comments today 😉

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrlfNUMLgAF/

April Wrap-Up (click on the graphic to read the post)

In April I have read 15 books ! I had amazing reads and surprisingly, also two 2 stars reads (very unusual for me).

Here are this month winners:

The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent is very hyped and rightly so! Vampires, deadly competition, underdog for the win and romance!

Gotham meets Strange the Dreamer in City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer!

If you like wild roadtrips and unprobable intergenerationsl friendship go for The Mostly TRue Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Hoakley! I had a blast!

Bootleggers, woman condition and strong heroine for Hang the Moon by Janette Walls. If you love Book of the Month’s selection and historical fiction then, go for it!

And now we come to my two BIG FAVORITES of the month! One I talked about last month but had not posted the review yet.

Maame by Jessica George. It was sad, hopeful, cathartic and absolutely brilliant!

And then Shannon Chakraborty comes with that brilliant, fun, uplifting, epicly adventureous The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi. I KNOW this will be on my top read at the end of the year. PLEASE do me a favor and read it! Or event better if you love audiobooks, LISTEN TO IT. You’ll thank me later, promise 😉

That’s it! Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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30 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear about your commuting issues, that can be so frustrating! I do love your reels and painted edges though, they’re amazing 🙂 And looks like you had a great reading month! I also really loved The Serpent and the Wings of Night.

  2. What a pain with the commuting issues! I am thankful I do not have to depend on trains/buses/subways for my commute. I drive myself and can usually make the trip in roughly 15 minutes. Very thankful for that! All those gorgeous painted edges… they make me smile every time i see them!

  3. Hope this comment goes through. My last one had issues. I loved Tanner & Louise, too. Have a great week, Sophie!

  4. ohoh those long hours are creeping up. Hopefully you can read while commuting if you go by transit? It’s great you had so many excellent reads in April.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  5. I hate commute problems. There was a broken down car that shut down the road a mile from my house. It was stand still traffic and It took forever to even get to a place where I could take another route. My drive home is already 45 min and this added another 30. Exhausting!

  6. Wonderful painted edges!! How creative and lovely!
    You definitely nailed the trend too! I’m still laughing!!
    Happy May!

  7. Glad you had such a great reading mont! 15 is AWESOME! Man that instagram reel lol LOVE it, but you don’t have the masculine muscles so/… :p lol

    Definitely love that you are enjoying Carissa Broadbent, everyone in the romance world seems to be talking about those books.

  8. I actually read that book, but did not guess it. Once I saw the answer, of course, I was like “Oh, yeah”. Great book though, and your painted edges are fabulous. I am about halfway through Happy Place. I have shed tears. It’s very good.