DISCUSSION: April Recap and May Goals 2013

April has been such a good month for me. It was my blogoversary and I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging a whole year now! I’d just like to thank everyone who tweeted me or commented to wish me a happy blogoversary because it really made me just want to hug you all! I hope you’ll be satisfied with a virtual hug! 
I’ve had a really good month reading wise and I’ve read a lot of brilliant books!
 City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
 The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
 Paper Towns by John Green
 Crewel by Gennifer Albin
 What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare
 Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine
 You Don’t Know Me by Sophia Bennett
 Abandon by Meg Cabot
 Blood Red Road by Moira Young
 Underworld by Meg Cabot
 The Drowning by Rachel Ward
 Wait For You by J. Lynn
 Just One Day by Gayle Forman

So in total I read 15 books! I didn’t read as many as last month, mainly because I read loads last month and also because I didn’t read as many at the start of the month. I’m really pleased with the number though because the goal that I set myself was ten. Out of those, three of them were UKYA so I didn’t have a very good month in that sense. Oops!

My favourite books this month were:

1. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
2. Paper Towns by John Green
3. The Elite by Kiera Cass

In other news, this month I became moderator of a Goodreads group called Teen Bloggers. If you’re a teen blogger then come and join the conversation because you’re sure to have a great time.

I’m well on my way to reaching my end of year goal of 100 books and I’ve currently read 59 so I’m over half way. I really can’t believe I’ve read this many!

In May (I can’t believe how fast the year is going!) I’m hoping to read at least ten books. This is quite low because I’m being loaded with homework at the moment and, although I try to read as much as possible it is quite hard to find the time.

In May I’m planning to read:

Before I Die by Jenny Downham (also called Now Is Good)
Rebel Heart by Moira Young
The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak

I’m not going to set myself any other goals this month because I don’t feel like I need to. I’m so happy with how everything is going at the moment and I don’t want to ruin it by putting too much pressure on myself.

I hope you all have a brilliant May!

Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.

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  1. Reply

    Pink Lady 631

    1 May, 2013

    Hey Lucy,
    What a awesome month. You read so many great books!! And again, congratz on the Blogoversary. The Teen Bloggers Group is seriously the best, isn’t it? Have a great May!

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    Rebekah Campbell

    1 May, 2013

    Oh my goodness, The Book Thief is amazing! Congratulations on becoming a moderator, that’s awesome 😀

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    Bookaholic 007

    1 May, 2013

    EEK! I also really want to read The Book Thief, it looks amazing! WOW! Congrats on reading 15 books, that’s awesome! I really want to read Paper Town and Blood Red Road! 🙂 And I absolutely loved Abandon!! 😀

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    Cate EC

    1 May, 2013

    ‘Before I Die’ is SO sad, have a box of tissues ready! Definitely worth reading though. I’m definitely going to try and read some of these books, they sound really good! Followed you 🙂

    I’m new to blogging and I’d really appreciate it if you had a look at my blog – I’ve just posted a review of The Silver Linings Playbook 🙂

    http://theperksofbeingahipster.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Kezia D

    1 May, 2013

    Blood Red Road was decent to me… But I admit that it was full of tension… I’m planning to read Paper Towns in this week or next week maybe. I hope I’ll enjoy it 😉 Good luck completing your goal, Lucy!! 😀 Have a nice month!

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    Lectus Read

    1 May, 2013

    I couldn’t even finish reading your #1! I didn’t like it because all of the sudden she was this killing machine and… where did that come from?

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    Gwynneth White

    1 May, 2013

    Wow! well done. Impressed with your list. I hope you reach your goal for May.
    cheers
    Gwynn

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    Ruby :)

    1 May, 2013

    You’ve read some AMAZING books! 🙂 I just finished writing my review for The Drowning, it was quite good! And Paper Towns is (maybe) my favourite John Green book. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you think of The Book Thief – it’s one of my favourites! Oh, and I’m planning on getting Just One Day out of the library… It sounds brilliant. Great post! 😛

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    Jess Hearts Books!

    1 May, 2013

    Looks like you had a great month! I really need to read Blood Red Road!

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    Sophie Louise

    2 May, 2013

    You have read some fantastic books! I’m so excited to read You Don’t Know Me by Sophia Bennett and get me hands on Blood Red Road. I’ve been admiring it for months. The Elite is still on my wish-lists! I just need to read it!
    So glad you had a good month Lucy!
    -Sophie

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